Scribble Sketch Summer 14

Scribble and Sketch, Anouk Mercier

Saturday April 12, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 13 2014. 10.30am-1pm

Ideal for families of all ages and abilities Scribble and Sketch offers a morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier. Activities are designed for parents and children to take part in together, in a lively and relaxed environment, or simply take advantage of the materials to get creative. Everyone is welcome! Book in advance or just drop in on the day and join in (space permitting). Free with exhibition entry (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Children's Storytime in the RWA galleries

Saturday April 12, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 13 2014. 11.30am

The RWA is delighted to announce that we have received an Arts Council England grant which has allowed us to buy a Children's Arts Trolley and has enabled us to start storytime sessions aswell.

Storytime takes place in the RWA gallery itself, we sit and talk a little bit about one of the exhibition pictures and then the story teller will read from a selection of story books. As Scribble and Sketch runs on the same saturday this is an ideal for any siblings who would prefer to listen to a story than join in the drawing. Suitable for all ages, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The trolley is now available at anytime for families visiting the gallery offering a variety of games, drawing equipment and magnifiers to help entertain younger ones as you all tour the exhibition.

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The Greenhouse

A special Scribble and Sketch and Storytime session!

Saturday May 3

10.30am-1pm (Storytime at 11.30am)

Children’s book illustrator and art workshop leader, Sarah Smith, will be reading from her new book – The Butterfly House, released by Tate Publishing on 1 May. To tie in with the story, the theme of this month’s Scribble and Sketch will be The Greenhouse. Copies of Sarah’s new book will be available from the RWA shop.

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2014 Children's Easter Holiday Workshops

Life on the Coral Reef - Underwater Art Workshop

Christine Howes

Thursday 10 April

10.30am -12.30pm

£10 per child

Suitable for children aged 7-11. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Explore the colours, shapes and patterns of the creatures living on the coral reef.
Print shoals of strange fish, spotted eels and starfish. Add a sunken shipwreck or buried treasure!
Join Christine Howes in a lively workshop making and printing your own underwater scene.

Alice Hendy

I Sea You!
Let’s Make Art

Alice Hendy and Karen Davies

Friday 11 April

10:30am – 12 noon

£5 per child

Age: 3-5yrs

Children to be accompanied by an adult

Come and explore the Power of the Sea exhibition with Alice Hendy and Karen Davies from Let’s Make Art. Experiment with collage, wire sculpture and light boxes, before enjoying a fishy tale! Children will take home their own collage and/or a jewelled fish sculpture. This is a family workshop and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dark and Stormy
Let’s Make Art

Alice Hendy and Karen Davies

Friday 11 April

1:30pm - 3.30pm

£5 per child

Age: 6+

Children to be accompanied by an adult

Join Alice Hendy and Karen Davies from Let’s Make Art as they look for inspiration in the Power of the Sea exhibition, before returning to the studio to create a stormy seascape installation. Guided by Alice and Karen, children will examine the organic shapes, reflections and colours found in the works on view, using their observations to create a collaborative artwork, using paper, fabric, projected textures and sea-sounds! Each child will be sent a photograph of the installation and take home any works made.

Other Workshops

Ready Steady Draw!

Anouk Mercier

Saturday 24 May

10.30am – 12 noon

£10 per child

This workshop offers a series of quick, fast and fun collaborative drawing games designed to prompt the imagination and generally get the creative juices flowing! Introducing different approaches to creative drawing and suitable for all levels of ability, this lively workshop is ideal for all of the family and takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment. Suitable for children ages 6 to 11. To book please call 0117 973 5129

Simon Tozer Lighthouse

Welcome to my Lighthouse!

Simon Tozer

Tuesday 27 May

10.30am – 12.30pm

£10 per child

Age: 5+

Children to be accompanied by an adult

In this workshop we will combine drawing and collage with screen print to imagine our own ideal lighthouse home. Our lighthouses will beam welcoming rays of light out across land and sea so we can find our way through the storm safely home again.

This is a workshop for all ages, although young children may need help with cutting. No previous experience of screen print is necessary.

Festival of Nature Arts Tent

Bristol Harbourside

Saturday June 14, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday June 15, 10 am – 5 pm

Free drop in event

As part of the Festival of Nature Weekend, the RWA will be taking part in the Arts Tent on the Harbourside, which will be part exhibition space and part art room. Come and help artist Anthony Garratt and others create a large, collaborative piece, inspired by the moods of the sea!

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