Creative play is hugely important for everyone, no matter what age. Exploring, experimenting, making mistakes, and learning: it's where children can develop essential skills to navigate life, and where adults can allow themselves space to just be in the moment. It is at the heart of everything we do, but these events have a particular focus on play for the sake of play!
Creative Play for Toddlers
Every Wednesday afternoon there's an hour and a half of wonderful chaos! This session for under-5s and their parents takes a broad theme each week (such as 'making prints'), then encourages children and adults to find lots of different and inventive ways to play with ideas. It's a great way for little ones to practise their manual skills, experience textures, and learn the basics of colour and shape. And it's a great chance for parents to get together, drink coffee, make a mess, and not have to worry about the clearing up after!
Kids' Art Club
Thursday afternoons are for older children, ages 5 to 12. Each week we start by looking at a work of art, and then see how it can inspire us to draw, paint, and make in new and exciting ways. It's a fantastic way to push children's imaginations and to expand their horizons as to what constitutes art, as well as learning practical art skills. And they get the last half-hour to do what they want!