Children’s Art Week 2014 (16-22 June)

Written by on May 28, 2014 in Activities, Kids - Comments Off on Children’s Art Week 2014 (16-22 June)

This summer thousands of children and young people will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity in galleries, museums, schools, arts and community centres all over the UK for Children’s Art Week 2014. From animation to screen-printing, photography to puppetry, Children’s Art Week will give children and young people the chance to work with artists and inspire them to create their own works of art, and demonstrate the endless possibilities of creativity engaging with the visual arts can offer.

CAW bannerPreviously known as Children’s Art Day, this UK-wide programme has run since 2000 and has given many children and young people the opportunity to experience the visual arts together with their parents, teachers and carers, often for the first time and get involved with a broad range of practical art activities with artists and makers. Over 200 events took place during the last Children’s Art Day in 2010, involving around 37,000 participants.

Galleries, schools, youth, cultural and arts organisations across the UK will receive support from engage to devise, run and publicise their events, and are encouraged to invite artists to take part.

IMG_7117Public events already confirmed include a family activity trail at The Foundling Museum, designing your own computer game at The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, making large scale structures at Turner Contemporary, as well as events at Tate St Ives, Jupiter Artland, The Photographer’s Gallery and the Whitechapel Gallery. For a full list or to find out what’s happening in your area visit the website.

Children’s Art Week is run by engage (the National Association for Gallery Education) with support from the Foyle Foundation.

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