Summer is finally here and to celebrate Dulwich Picture Gallery is putting on five weeks of fun-filled family activities in the Gallery grounds. The next session is on 15 August and the workshops continue every Wednesday 2-4pm until the end of the month.
What is Art in the Garden?
Art in the Garden is a bustling and popular drop-in that has been running successfully at the Gallery for several years. Families enjoy it for the variety of activities on offer and the chance to relax together in beautiful surrounding. Each session is run by a professional artist and a team of friendly volunteers will be on hand to help.
What’s new this year?
This year each event will comprise a different making activity which will appeal to all ages of children, boys and girls, with a variety of skills to learn, imaginative things to create and materials to experiment with! On 29August you will have the opportunity to work with a company called Avant Gardening who combine creative art activities with teaching basic gardening skills. Inspired by the natural forms and themes of the Gallery’s current exhibition The Four Seasons by Philip Haas they have planned some unusual activities for participants to enjoy.
As Paul, director of Avant Gardening told Dulwich On View: “This week families used empty bottles and drink cartons to make their own hanging baskets whilst 29 August will be a really exciting Berry day! We will guide participants through a workshop to produce a natural dye from blackberries to dye their own napkins!”
Last week a participant on Polly’s Seed Parlour workshops at the Gallery said: “The children had such fun learning about different insects and plants and took their own seed pod home to plant in the garden, a very fun and unusual activity.” So why not come along to our next Avant Gardening workshop?
In addition to these sessions Karen Vost will be making beautiful paper garlands on 22 August, and Erica Parrett on 15 August will keep those little hands busy by making Olympic wreaths. Why don’t you come back each Wednesday to do something different every week?
How much does it cost?
Workshops cost £3 per child and you will always have something to take home at the end of the day! See you at Dulwich Picture Gallery in the hopefully sunny grounds this summer and don’t forget to bring a picnic!