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Summer Holiday Activities


[ Children )

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Join us in the Gallery for fun and creative family activities during the summer holidays.

Hop on over to the Gallery during the summer holidays for a creative day out! Our beautiful townhouse is packed full of amazing art and exhibitions that will inspire and delight all ages. From our stunning collection of Modern British art to our interactive family activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t forget, under 18s get free entry to the Gallery.

Free activities

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Saturday Art and Craft

Be inspired by our changing exhibitions throughout the year and take part in a creative and relaxed workshop session. Whether it is block printing or creating a collage, these activities are suitable for all ages and abilities and make a wonderful addition to a family day out!

When? 26 August – You can drop-in and take part at any time between 11am and 1pm.

Where? Studio

Any 2 accompanying adults can enjoy half price admission to the Gallery (admission is free for under 18s).

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Find Gwen John’s Cat

Gwen John’s tortoiseshell cat, Edgar Quinet, has decided to go exploring in our Queen Anne Townhouse. Can you find all eight pictures hiding in the gallery?

If you successfully find all the hidden cats, you can enter into a prize draw to win art materials and one year’s joint membership for a parent or guardian.

When? 22 July – 1 Sept, all day

Where? Pick up at our Welcome Desk.

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Life Drawing Drop-In

Easels at the ready! In this free self-directed drawing activity find the materials to draw your family members, taking turns to be the artist and the muse.

When? 22 – 30 Aug, all day

Where? Studio

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Ways of Looking Bags

New to galleries and museums? Our Ways of Looking Bags have all sorts of kit to help you explore the art in the Gallery in a fun and interesting way – kaleidoscope anyone?  Comes with a guide to help you make the most of what’s inside.

When? Always available

Where? Pick up at our Welcome Desk.

Children's workshops

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Sensational Still Life [ 7- 11 )

Learn the basics of still life drawing with illustrator, Diane Dunning, in this fun workshop for ages 7 -11.

When? Thur 10 Aug

Where? Studio

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Printing Portraits [ 7+ )

Master the basics of printmaking with artist, Helen Friend, in this creative workshop for ages 7 – 11.

When? Fri 11 Aug

Where? Studio

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Printed Still Life [ 7+ )

Get ready to have a messy time as we make our own amazing still life artworks, just like Gwen John!

When? Tue 15 Aug

Where? Studio

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Portraits with a Twist [ 7+ )

Join us for a fun workshop that brings a modern touch to Gwen John’s portraits!

When? Thur 17 Aug

Where? Studio

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