What’s on

2 February – 12 July 2024
10.30am-1pm, drop in session, last admission is 12.30pm
£6 (£4 concession)

Children & Families

Orleans House Gallery

Play:Make:Art

<p>Photograph by Anna McCarthy </p>

Photograph by Anna McCarthy 

2 February – 12 July 2024
10.30am-1pm, drop in session, last admission is 12.30pm
£6 (£4 concession)

Children & Families

Orleans House Gallery

Have fun creating, making, and playing in a child-led environment with artist, Abigail Hunt!

Play:Make:Art is our Friday morning (fortnightly) creative drop-in session for 2–5-year-olds, focusing on how play and imagination have an impact on our everyday lives. Sessions will playfully explore the wide possibilities of different materials and encourage participants to use their imagination to think in creative and open ways.

In this artistic and exploratory environment, families can play without a prescribed expectation. Abigail carefully curates materials that enable children to respond in their own way, the result being an open-ended, shared creative experience.  

The sessions strive to be environmentally low impact, with Abigail often incorporating recycled and everyday materials that will be used multiple times in different seasons. Families are encouraged to enjoy the experience of the session, taking only memories home, so all materials can be used again.

The workshops support communication and collaboration between adults and children, encouraging them to explore together and allowing the youngest people in the room to decide the direction of the activities. This supports early skills development, co-ordination, and social interaction. 

Key information:

  • Sessions are fortnightly on Fridays  
  • Drop-in session starting at 10:30 and last entry is at 12:30 – arrive at a time that works for you!   
  • Tickets on sale. £6 full price, £4 concessions. Book tickets here: Play:Make:Art Tickets