Family Activities

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a family focused venue. We offer exhibitions, free workshops, activities and events which are suitable for children and young people of all ages, and our gallery café dishes up a great children’s menu.
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 all.
These activities are free but any donations towards the cost of materials are gratefully received.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is one of the 750 organisations across the UK who have pledged to meet the Family Arts Standards, a UK-wide recognised quality-mark demonstrating excellence in family provision.
For more information about our family-focused events and activities, please read on.

 

ARTivity Table

ARTivity Table, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

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!

This week’s ARTivity: 13-19 July 2019
Wimbledon hat ARTivity

 

Saturday 13 July sees the Wimbledon Tennis Championships reaching their climax, and in the gallery we’re in sporty mood with this weeks ARTiviy. Whether it’s ‘Rain stopped play’ or ‘New balls please’ you’ll be the centre of attention with this tennis themed hat. Come and join us for some free crafting to make yours.

Our activity table is open 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.


ARTivities Extra
Gallery Assistant Helena with girl, ARTivities EXTRA Workshops, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

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!  Book your place by visiting the gallery or online by visiting our Eventbrite page.

Coming up:

 

Cranky People Family Workshop

Saturday 20 July 10.15am-11.45am, 12.30-2pm, 2.30-4.00pm  £FREE (booking required)

Join Johnny White and Amanda Wray, the artists behind our Human Machines exhibition for this fun, free workshop which will take place in the main gallery. Johnny and Amanda will show you how to use wire and laser cut plywood to create your very own moving ‘Human Machine’.

Note for parents/carers: This is an a family workshop suitable for adults and for children aged 8+. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult and we positively encourage parents/carers to participate, encouraging, guiding and assisting their children where necessary. However, if you want to make your own pieces alongside your child you will need to book the appropriate number of places, as this ensures that the artist brings appropriate supplies with them.

Advance booking is essential for this workshop. Either call into the gallery in advance, or book online through Eventbrite. Please contact 01724 297070 if you have any enquiries.

 

Printed tote bag workshop

Print a Tote Bag Family Workshop

Tuesday 6 August 10.30am-12.30pm  £10.00 (booking required)

Taking inspiration from Ian Kirkpatrick’s Mythomania exhibition, this family workshop will have you designing and creating collages to transfer onto a tote bag. This workshop is suitable for ages 8 to adult (teens particularly welcome).

Note for parents/carers: This is an a family workshop suitable for adults and for children aged 8+. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult and we positively encourage parents/carers to participate, encouraging, guiding and assisting their children where necessary. However, if you want to make your own pieces alongside your child you will need to book the appropriate number of places, as this ensures that the artist brings appropriate supplies with them.

Advance booking is essential for this workshop. Either call into the gallery in advance, or book online through Eventbrite. Please contact 01724 297070 if you have any enquiries.

 

Other family workshops coming up include…

  • Sand Dough Workshop with Katie Patterson on Saturday 31 August 10.30am-3.30pm  £4.00
  • LEGO® Stop Motion Animation with Jonathan Rolph on Saturday 12 August 10.30am-3.30pm  £15.00

Stick and Splodge

Two girls in a ball pit, Stick and Splodge, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

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 and 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 in.

 

For more information, please call 01724 297070 or email 2021.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.


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If you have enjoyed our 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.
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