20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a family focused venue. We offer a host of free workshops, activities and events suitable for children and young people of all ages including special exhibitions, catering and our popular children’s parties.
Drop in art and craft activities inspired by our exhibitions run every Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the gallery, and are suitable for kids of all ages.
These activities are free but any donations towards the cost of materials are gratefully received.
For more information about our family-focused events and activities, please read on!
Why not drop-in and make the most of our free activity table, where we have a range of “ARTivities” for youngsters to enjoy. Inspired by our exciting exhibition programme, our artivities change on a regular basis, so there is always something new for your kids to try their hand at!
Our activity table is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.
|1, 2 February||Lincolnshire Yellow Bellies||General Practice: Yellow Belly||Celebrate your Lincolnshire roots with a knight in yellow armour.|
|3, 6, 7, 8, 9 February||Pocket Playtime||Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss||A fabric noughts and crosses board that you can fold up and take with you wherever you go? Challenge accepted!|
|10, 13 February||Down your Street||Jane Walker: Lines||Recreate your hometown in a colourful collage|
|14-Feb||Valentine’s Animals||Valentine’s Day||You’ll heart these paper valentines, inspired by our furry friends.|
|15, 16 February||Lincolnshire Sausage Dogs||General Practice: Yellow Belly||Celebrate the lunch-time classic that is the Lincolnshire sausage with a strecthy paper sausage dog.|
|17, 20, 21, 22, 23 February||Personalised Stationery||Hotel Drawings||Design your very own personalised stationery, because you’re one of a kind!|
|24, 27, 28 February||Portrait Pals||Jane Walker: Lines||Collage your favourite neighbourhood faces to create one-of-a-kind portraits.|
|1, 2 March||Portrait Pals||Jane Walker: Lines||Collage your favourite neighbourhood faces to create one-of-a-kind portraits.|
|3, 6, 7, 8, 9 March||Personalised Paper||Hotel Drawings||Create personalised stationery paper designs.|
|10, 13, 14, 15, 16 March||Woven Hanging||Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss||Learn how to weave with the best of them to make your own woven wall decoration.|
|17, 20, 21, 22, 23 March||When is a Head Not a Head?||Lee Coleman: Reprise||Make a surreal new friend with our mix-and-match bodies and heads.|
|28, 29, 30 March||Easter Hoppers||Easter||Make your own personalised Easter bunny!|
|3, 4, 5, 6 April||Easter Baskets||Easter||Make your own spring-inspired paper baskets – perfect for Easter egg hunting!|
|07-Apr||Sun-Catchers||Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss||Make the most of the reappearance of the sun with these handmade sun-catchers.|
|10, 11 April||Going Dotty||Lee Coleman: Reprise||Make a crazy collage using nothing but circles.|
|12, 13 April||Yarn Wands||Naseem Darbey: We are All Saved by Loss||Spread a little magic with a homemade yarn wand.|
|14, 17, 18 , 19, 20 April||DNA Mobile||Murray Ballad: The Prospect of Immortality||We’re bringing science and craft together in this doube-helix-inspired mobile.|
|21, 24, 25, 26, 27 April||Time Capsule||Murray Ballad: The Prospect of Immortality||Speak to the people of the future with your own personal time capsule.|
|28-Apr||Fishy Flags||Michael Shaw: Inflate||Create your very own designer fish which inflates as it flies|
ARTivities EXTRA is our series of workshops for families. Led by visiting artists or one of our experienced gallery assistants, these sessions are fun for all ages!
Clay Workshop with Karen Raithby
Saturday 28 April
Photography Workshop with Les Monaghan
Saturday 26 May
Board Game Making Workshop with Michael Whitson
Saturday 30 June
Sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:00pm and are suitable for ages 5+. £5 per person
Due to the popularity of our workshops attendees must book in advance, as we have a maximum of 20 spaces. To reserve a spot for you and your family, please call: 01724 297070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stick and Splodge
These sessions are full of creative fun for the under-fives. We offer painting and crafts, sand and water play, puzzles, puppets and much more! Stick ‘n’ Splodge sessions are just £1 per child and run every Thursday morning from 10.30am to 12:00pm. There’s no need to book – just drop on by.
For more information, please call 01724 297070 or email email@example.com.
20-21 is one of the venues that offer baby massage and baby yoga classes via Rachel’s Positive Touch Baby Massage.
Baby massage classes are spread over a four week period, and are suitable for children aged four-weeks-old to crawling stage. Baby yoga is also a four week class, and is best suited to kids aged eight-weeks to walking. As well as offering a wealth of emotional and physical rewards, baby massage and yoga are unique bonding experiences for mother and baby, and is provided in a supporting and nurturing environment.
Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm. Baby Massage is £25 for four weeks. Baby Yoga is £16 for four weeks.
To book your spot or for more information, call Rachel Tuxford on 07769328115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have enjoyed out free Fundays and events please support us by making a donation.
To find out about all the events and activities that are taking place at 20-21 please visit our What’s on pages.