Saturday 10th sees the start of Children’s Art Week and there are lots of events and activities taking place across the UK. You can see full details at www.childrensartweek.org.uk, and below is a snapshot of some that are planned:
Outrageous Outfits, V&A, London (Sunday 11th June 2017): Be inspired by Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition, search the Museum for unique fashions and accessories & create your own accessory.
Artsparks Saturdays, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (Saturday 17th June 2017): Swiss artist Nicholas Party has transformed Jupiter Artland’s café into an immersive and fantastical dining experience. Join in by creating your own artworks inspired by Party’s work!
Sensory Stories, The Hepworth Wakefield, (Sunday 18th June 2017): Journey through the Yorkshire moors and take a trip to the Cornish seaside with the Hepworth sculptures. What will you see, hear and feel? Be inspired to explore textures, draw and make marks inspired by the artworks.
Building Bridges, Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre (Sat 17th June 2017): Learn about the ground-breaking Clifton Suspension Bridge through arts and crafts. Find out how many chain links are on the bridge, how heavy the abutment is and discover amazing social history stories! Come away with your own suspended creation.
Life’s a Beach….Or Is It? Lost and Found, Plymouth Arts Centre (Sat 10th June 2017): One off sculptural workshop to create a dystopian landscape based on the photography work of Mike Perry. Explore the things washed up and left behind and create them into something exciting and new. Bring your beachcombing treasures along to the workshop to be turned into a work of art.
Dream Your Gallery, Fabrica, Brighton (Monday 12th June 2017): Everyone is invited to come along and create one long, playful, creative doodle. The idea is that the pencil never leaves the page so lines become blurred, crossed over and layered. By the end of the workshop the gallery itself will become the artwork!
If you can’t get to an event, the organisers of Children’s Art Week are encouraging families to get creative at home by doodling, drawing, painting, baking or dressing up and sharing their creations using the hashtag #childrensartweek. Some of the images will be compiled into a vast virtual exhibition of children’s artwork.