Family Fun: Fantastic Faces and Figures

Family Fun: Fantastic Faces and Figures

23 Jul 2024 - 29 Aug 2024

Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Inspired by our phenomenal 'The Time Is Always Now' exhibition, come and celebrate the special people in your life and get creative through portraiture. Join us for a range of brilliant free arts and crafts sessions this summer, plus special family walking tours with our team! See full details of our programme below.

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Sessions are particularly ideal for children aged 4 to 11 years old and their adults. Last entries at 12.15pm and 3.15pm. If it's busy why not try one of our family trails or an activity on the 'Explore More' tables next to our shop?

Free admission. No need to book.

Week One (Tue 23 - Thu 25 Jul): Nurtured in Nature

We're creating a collaborative artwork with people in a garden. Come and draw your favourite people and we'll create a big community of people who we love! Visit it over future weeks to see how the community has grown.

Inspired by 'Still You Bloom in This Land of No Gardens', 2021 Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Week Two (Tue 30 Jul - Thu 1 Aug): Joyful Relationships

This week we're creating prints that celebrate the things we love about our friends and favourite people.

Inspired by 'Right hand, wing man, best friend, and all the above!’, 2023 Henry Taylor

Week Three (Tue 6 - Thu 8 Aug): Playfully Creative

We'll be drawing silhouettes and filling them with fun things that children love doing. Celebrate being in the moment!

Inspired by 'Christmas Eve (Douen's Dance)', 2007 Chris Ofili Jeff and Leslie Fischer

Week Four (Tue 13 - Thu 15 Aug): My Perfect Summer's Day

Sunglasses often reflect what makes us happy, like friends, favourite places or animals. We'll be creating our own art that reflects what makes us happy.

Inspired by 'A Midsummer Afternoon Dream', 2021 Amy Sherald

Week Five (Tue 20 - Thu 22 Aug): Confidently Empowered

Be proud of who you are and create your own face or body from air dry clay tiles.

Inspired by 'As Sounds Turn to Noise', 2023 Thomas J Price

Week Six (Tue 27 - Thu 29 Aug): Calm and Comfortable

Come and make a frame for pictures that have been created throughout the summer, or your photos at home. Choose how to decorate the frame that explains more about the person within them.

Inspired by 'James', 2015 Jordan Casteel