Sunday family art workshops at Saatchi

August 25, 2011 08:41 | Children and Kids
Art workshop Saatchi Gallery Duke of York Square

If you have never been, the Saatchi Gallery is a surprisingly child-friendly museum. Located just off the Duke of York Square, a great portion of the museum is dedicated to a rotating display of contemporary art created by young artists.

There are amazing, clever, powerful exhibits that I have returned to several times, and of course there's the modern art. The modern art is really the fun part though - because your kids will laugh right along with you - not quite knowing what it is. From a family perspective, it’s free and if you take a pushchair in with you, all the floors are accessible by lift. The toilets are clean and have changing facilities.
 
The Saatchi is now running workshops on Sunday afternoons, from 11:00am and 2:00pm. You need to book a place, ages 5+, £10 for the first child, £5 for the next, younger siblings welcome to tag along. A lovely young artist named Valeria is in charge of the workshops and makes the time very special.
 
The current workshop focuses on the latest exhibit, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture. Your day begins with a walk around the galleries, exploring different works with the children. Valeria encourages children to interact with the art, to think, look, explore and respond. After the gallery walk and talk, you are off to the studio to make a paper theatre.
 
Working carefully with the children, Valeria leads them through the process of thinking about foreground, middle ground, perspective, colour, construction, all the while making it fun and creative.
 
Saatchi Gallery art work shop Duke of York Square
This is well worth the money for a personalised journey to learn how to interact with contemporary art.   
 
Visit Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, SW3 4RY and email Valeria to book.
 
Laura Vogel is a local mum of two and publisher of London-baby.com, a local parent's guide to free and affordable activities for babies, toddlers and young children in London.
 

Tags: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, Kids


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