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Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

  • Family||Workshop

25 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit the BP Portrait Award 2016 for inspiration to create your own portrait jigsaw.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

25 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Join us in our studio to discover the secrets behind how artists in the past made their own paints. Try your hand grinding pigments to make new colours and then experiment with different mediums to create a portrait. 

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Pop-Up Portraits

Drop-in Activity: Pop-Up Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pick up tips on how to draw portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Join us in our studio to discover the secrets behind how artists in the past made their own paints. Try your hand grinding pigments to make new colours and then experiment with different mediums to create a portrait. 

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Animating People

Art Workshop: Animating People

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore the people painted in the BP Portrait Award 2016, and then create an animation in our studio imaging what might happen next!

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Every Picture tells a story

Drop-in Activity: Every Picture tells a story

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What stories lie behind the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2016? Join our creative writing session and let your imagine run wild!

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Art Workshop: Animating People

Art Workshop: Animating People

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore the people painted in the BP Portrait Award 2016, and then create an animation in our studio imaging what might happen next!

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free, ticket required

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: My Space

Art Workshop: My Space

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

What sort of space do you think an artist makes portraits in? Imagine you have been asked to design a creative space, and then construct a 3d model of your design.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: My Space

Art Workshop: My Space

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

What sort of space do you think an artist makes portraits in? Imagine you have been asked to design a creative space, and then construct a 3d model of your design.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit the BP Portrait Award 2016 for inspiration to create your own portrait jigsaw.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Design and make a exhibition poster for BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
See signage on the day for details.
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore how sculptors have created 3d animals shown in both contemporary and historical portraits, and then make your own animal with modelling materials.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Portrait key rings

Drop-in Activity: Portrait key rings

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Make a special portrait key ring Inspired by BP Travel Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore how sculptors have created 3d animals shown in both contemporary and historical portraits, and then make your own animal with modelling materials.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Using this year’s BP Travel Award display for inspiration, print your own patterned portrait tote bag to take home.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activities: Character Chatterboxes

Drop-in Activities: Character Chatterboxes

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Draw, snip, stick and fold to create collage self-portrait chatterboxes that can go home in your pocket to be shown to family and friends.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our  Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, and pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Using this year’s BP Travel Award display for inspiration, print your own patterned portrait tote bag to take home.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Characters in Stories

Art Workshop: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Main Hall
Free

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories.

Suitable for ages 5+.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

2 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activities: Look at Me!

Drop-in Activities: Look at Me!

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Look closely in the mirror and what do you see? Join our artist-led session to pick up top tips on drawing faces.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our  Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, and pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Create folded zines with portraits of yourself, your family and your friends created using rubber stamps.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Create folded zines with portraits of yourself, your family and your friends created using rubber stamps.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activities

Drop-in Activities

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our creative artist-led sessions in the Gallery.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our  Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, and pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Reflections

Art Workshop: Reflections

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.....what do we see when we look in the mirror?  A creative session exploring self portraits inspired by BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activities: In the Frame

Drop-in Activities: In the Frame

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Draw your family and then design and decorate a special frame to put your picture in.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our  Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, and pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Art Workshop: Reflections

Art Workshop: Reflections

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.....what do we see when we look in the mirror?  A creative session exploring self portraits inspired by BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

An art workshop focusing on drawing hands inspired by portraits in BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activities

Drop-in Activities

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our creative artist-led sessions in the Gallery.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

An art workshop focusing on drawing hands inspired by portraits in BP Portrait Award 2016.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our  Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, and pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.