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Art Sundays

Sunday is art day! Join us every week to take part in our drop-in workshops. This season we will be saying goodbye to Tove Jansson and the Moomins, and welcoming David Milne to the Gallery. There will always be something special for you to make and take home, including puppets, paper wigs, and clay pots.

Suggested age: 3yrs+

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 temporary exhibition, you will need to purchase an adult ticket at that point.

Upcoming sessions:

21st January - Bold Book Bags

Need a book bag to carry all of your new Tove Jansson books in? Come and print a Moomin-inspired design onto a canvas tote bag.

With artist Jo Veevers

28th January - Moomin Memento

On the last day of our Tove Jansson exhibition, make a final memento as we say goodbye to the Moomins. Make and decorate clay pots inspired by your favourite characters – maybe a Moomintroll Mug or a Snufkin Saucer?

With artist Jo Veevers

4th February - Creature Collage

Have you spotted all of the creatures in our permanent collection? Dogs, cows, sheep, horses – even a lion! Choose your favourite and collage a special portrait of them.

With artist Sarah Wetherall

11th February – Special Symbols

Can’t work out how to express your feelings to that special someone? Spot the symbols representing love in our paintings to help you craft the perfect Valentine’s card.

With artist Sarah Wetherall

18th February – Style and Space

Get your first taste of our new exhibition David Milne: Modern Painting with a workshop exploring how he paints space! Create your own pastel tree in Milne’s style by filling in the spaces between branches.

With artist Sarah Wetherall

25th February – L’art, El Arte, Kunst

Do you know how to say ‘art’ in another language? Celebrate International Mother Language Day with us and create a collage of artistic words in different languages. Come and see what new phrases you could learn!

With artist Sarah Wetherall

4th March – Experimental Etching

Try your hand at creating your own simple etching plate in the style of Milne. Take inspiration from your local environment, and make a print of the Gallery grounds or Dulwich Park!

With artist Charlotte Cranidge

11th March –Milne-Style Mother’s Day

Make a Milne-inspired pop-up Mothering Sunday card of a landscape special to both of you. Using a mixture of paper-folding techniques, create a 3D scene that will surprise and impress mum! 

With artist Charlotte Cranidge

18th March – Watercolour Windmills

Bring Ruisdael’s iconic painting of windmills to life by creating your own 3D windmill! Use watercolour paints for decoration and to add your own personal touch.

With artist Charlotte Cranidge

25th March – Wacky Wigs

Dress up in style like the people in our paintings and make your own wacky powdered wig! Add an extra-fashionable modern twist and make your wig out of rainbow coloured card.

With artist Charlotte Cranidge

1st April – On the mooove

Bring the cows in our paintings to life in a puppet-making workshop. Bring along the whole family to make a herd!

With artist Michelle Weiner

8th April – Positive patterns

Create your own Milne-inspired patterns by colouring in negative space, and drawing from nature!

With artist Michelle Weiner

15th April – Send a snapshot

As part of our ‘Great Outdoors’ family day, we will be painting ink-wash sketches on to postcards, and writing messages about our adventures in the wild. Keep them or send them to family and friends!

With artist Michelle Weiner

22nd April – Work from nature

Make your own print inspired by, and even made from, nature! Using air-drying clay, natural colours and materials, craft your own personal stamp.

With artist Michelle Weiner

29th April – Wood work

Work with and from nature and hand-paint a tree design onto a wooden trinket. You could turn it into a lucky charm, or gift it to someone special.

With artist Michelle Weiner

6th May – Peaceful Ponds

One final workshop before the end of our David Milne exhibition! Create a final Milne-inspired painting of a local pond.

With artist Liz Charsley-Jory

13th May – Watercolour Waves

Create your own watercolour waves inspired by the paintings of stormy seas in the permanent collection.

With artist Liz Charsley-Jory

20th May – Beautiful Bouquets

Collage a bouquet of beautiful flowers! Take inspiration from paintings in the gallery, or make up your own flowers, using paper, photos, paint and pencils!

With artist Liz Charsley-Jory

27th May – Fantastic Beasts

Get your first taste of our new Edward Bawden exhibition with a workshop about his animal linocuts of creatures great and small, and make a print of your favourite animal!

With artist Liz Charsley-Jory

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Event details

Next on
28 January 2018
Every 1 weeks
End date
16 December 2018
2–4pm every Sunday
£3 per child