Sunday is art day! Join us every week to take part in our drop-in workshops!


Get creative together at our practical drop-in sessions. Make everything from bunting to block prints!

Selected Sundays every month, 2-4pm.

Free for adults, £3 per child (children under 3 years go free).

Please note, if you would like to enjoy the Permanent Collection or the Vanessa Bell exhibition after ArtStories, then you will need to purchase an adult ticket at that point. 

Suggested ages: 3yrs+

Plate Patterns

2 April

Sackler Centre

Vanessa Bell painted not just pictures, but everything in her home: walls, tables, cups and plates! Design, create and varnish your own decorative paper plate to take home. With artist Sarah Weatherall

Family Fireplace

16 April

Sackler Centre

In the style of the Bloomsbury Group, who decorated everything in their Charleston farmhouse, join in the collaborative decoration of an actual fireplace. Make your contribution by painting a tile or a section of the mantel! With artist Liz Charsley-Jory

De-Construct an Old Master

30 April

Sackler Centre

Experiment with composition and abstraction by taking apart and re-designing some of our Old Master paintings. See what new masterpieces you can create! With artist Sarah Weatherall 

Wonder Woman/Man Capes

14 May

Sackler Centre

Create your own patterned wonder woman/man capes inspired by Vanessa Bell’s abstract paintings.

Drawing with Cyanotypes

28 May

Sackler Centre

Explore new photography and drawing techniques! Create a portrait of your family as a ‘negative’ image and then print it into a ‘positive’ image.

Building the Gallery

11 June

Dulwich Pavilion

Join us in our new Dulwich Pavilion to create a variety of structures inspired by the gallery and Pavilion itself.

Summer Garden Mobiles

25 June

Dulwich Pavilion

Create colourful creatures and critters to hang from a spiral mobile.

Summertime Bunting

9 July

Dulwich Pavilion

Celebrate “al fresco” living by creating detailed outdoor bunting..

Venetian Souvenir

23 July

Dulwich Pavilion

Be transported to Venice via the medium of watercolour!

Bohemian Suncatcher

6 August

Dulwich Pavilion

Bring the outdoors inside by creating your own suncatcher.

See you Later Alligator!

20 August

Dulwich Pavilion

Create your own crafty crocodile puppet with snappy jaws and slinky tails!

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Event details

Start date
2 April 2017
End date
20 August 2017
Selected Sundays of every month, 2 – 4pm
Please purchase on the day: £3 per child, children under 3 go FREE. Adults go FREE.
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