Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. It runs from June 29th to July 19th. This year Children’s Art Week takes place online, at home and in schools across three weeks. Each week will focus on a special theme.

The themes for 2020 are…   

Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing

There are over a hundred inspiring activities and events that have been submitted by arts organisations, businesses, museums and schools. Click on the links above to browse the impressive selection.

Here are just a handful of activities to give you a small flavour of what you might discover.

A collage of a sailing ship
Mayflower Movies: This fun animation workshop is inspired by the Mayflower 400 anniversary and has been designed as a video tutorial by digital artist Trevor Woolery. Did you know that The Mayflower is believed to have been built in Harwich?

Fibonacci Whale drawing
How about some Fibonnaci Inspired Art? Or a whole week’s worth of activities based around creativity and maths!

Draw, build, talk and play. There are a dazzling array of resources from RIBA for people of all ages and interests to explore architecture from home.

When the World Became Quiet – Join a weekly workshop via Zoom exploring sound and how what we could hear around us changed so much during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Empire Windrush photograph

Did you know that the Empire Windrush, the ship that brought 500 people from the Caribbean in 1948, landed in ESSEX at Tilbury Docks? Learn about the Windrush Generation during a Zoom workshop on July 6th and make and decorate your own Empire Windrush ship.

Sculpture Poems. Explore sculpture through creative writing by writing poetry inspired by three artworks from the Henry Moore Institute. Starts July 13th.