Family Gallery Workshops

1pm - 3pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price Free
  • Event type Families
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Children and adults around a table covered in paints and paintbrushes, making art on paper.


Come and explore Arcadia for All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now in Gallery 1 with our friendly learning team and use resources in the Salmon Gallery to explore through a range of creative workshops. Each week brings something new inspired by the galleries and it perfect for families and children.

Spaces are limited to give people enough space and are pre-bookable only.

Please note when booking tickets, one ticket is for one family bubble (up to 5 people, with 10 family bubbles per workshop.)

Itinerary of workshops:

Workshop 1: Terracotta banner painting – 23 September, 14 October, 11 November & 2 December

Connect with nature and create a family banner to be displayed in the gallery, using terracotta clay, water and brushes. A fun and sensory exploration of creating paintings with the earth as a material, inspired by themes and processes in our exhibition Arcadia for All?

Workshop 2: Twilight landscapes – 30 September, 21 October, 18 November & 9 December

As our days shorten towards the end of this year, be inspired by the twilight forest paintings featured in Arcadia for All? and create your own twilight landscape. Explore the magic and mystery of twilight, to create a landscape of a place you know, or a place from your dreams or imagination – what stories can we tell through depicting the night?

Workshop 3: Reimagining Maps – 7 October, 4 November, 25 November & 16 December

Humans have created maps of their surroundings for thousands of years. Maps help us connect with our past, communicate landscapes and navigate journeys. In this playful workshop, we will create our own artworks, using simple collage techniques and watercolour paints, to reimagine new landscapes.