Our regular Free Family Workshops invite families to be creative and learn together. Explore Somerset House, The Courtauld Gallery, Embankment Galleries and our events through a range of activities from painting and model-making to fashion design and animation. Each workshop is designed to inspire and encourage, to spark fresh activities to try at home.
2nd June 2012: Free Family Workshop: Pomp & Circumstances
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we take a look back at the royals linked to Somerset House from the days of the original Tudor palace onwards, and make a 3D timeline of its turbulent history.
9th June 2012: Free Family Workshop: The London Look
Make cameo portraits to take away based on the many different faces to be seen at Somerset House.
10th June 2012: Mini Make Believe: Wavy Navy
Under 5s and their families get set to sail from Somerset House singing sea shanties in your crafty cardboard boats. All aboard!
16th June 2012: Free Family Workshop: The Pearly Gates
Come and explore designer Wendy Ramshaw’s Rooms of Dreams and learn about her model for the gates at Hyde Park, and then devise your own proposal for some grand gates at Somerset House.
23rd June 2012: Free Family Workshop: Precious Scrolls
Celebrate our Kokoro exhibition and delve into the intricate and beautiful world of Japanese silk painting, and experiment with making your own calligraphic scrolls.
30th June 2012: Free Family Workshop: Top Draw!
Help us create a magnificent fresco of myths and legends inspired by the masterful drawings in The Courtauld Gallery.
01 July 2012: Mini Make Believe: Space Race
It’s intergalactic Sports Day and aliens and spacemen from far and wide have come to take part. Have fun with special sci-fi games, songs and crafts in this creative workshop for under 5s.
7th July 2012:Free Family Workshop: Drawn-in
Join us as we take a trip to The Courtauld Gallery and discover priceless drawings from the past, and then experiment with different techniques and materials to draw your family and friends ‘old master’ style.
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