Thanks for checking in.  Everyone is welcome at the Chisenhale Summer of Art, though activities are primarily aimed at children aged 3 – 13 years old to do with an adult.  Parent, carer, favourite auntie or grandparent perhaps, it’s up to you!  All events take place outdoors in the temporary Learn+Play+Create space in Chisenhale Road.  Fear not, if the weather isn’t co-operating with rain or meltingly hot sunshine, we’ll pop up a few gazebos for cover.  But do come prepared to be out of doors. The space is all ground level and fully accessible.

We’re still working on the full programme details, but you can see all the dates and times below.  All workshops are free but must be booked through our Eventbrite page here or by clicking through to it on the highlighted time for each session. If you are not able to access eventbrite, please book by emailing nadine@chisenhale.co.uk

Thursday 29th JulyFamily workshop with Artist and Poet Charlotte Mew. Story Tree will take you on on a journey to compose from the everyday, explore and draw, play with words and create a shared visual story.
The same session will run twice in the day:  Morning  (10-11.30am) and afternoon  (1.30-3pm).
When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Tuesday 3rd August:  Family Workshop with Artist and educator Rebecca Griffiths.   This will be the first in a series of workshops with Rebecca that advocate an exploratory, inventive and tactile approach to drawing and making. The same session will run twice in the day from 11:30 am – 1 pm   and from  2 -3:30 pm.  When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Thursday 5th August: Family Workshop with Artist Joy Girvin. Gardens of Hope is a painting and collage workshop, visually exploring and expressing something that gave each participant ‘hope’ during recent lockdowns.
The same session will run twice in the day:  Morning  (10-11.30am) and afternoon  (1.30-3pm).
When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Saturday 7th August:  Let’s Dance
Mini Movers Workshop (Ages 2 – 5) For adults and little ones (ages 2 -5) to dance together and discover the joy of movement through play and creative exercises.   Class runs twice, once at 12noon and again at 12.45pm.

Family Dance Workshop (Ages 3+ All Welcome) This 45 minute class will explore creative ideas, expressive tasks and new ways to move together with the emphasis always on fun and discovery. Get together and have fun learning some energetic moves!  Class runs 2 -2.45pm.

Thursday 12th August: Family Workshop with artist Henrietta Armstrong. Midsummer Folklore & the Green Man.  Come and create your own mask while learning about pagan myths and folklore surrounding summer solstice folklore.  The same session will run twice in the day:  Morning  (10-11.30am) and afternoon  (1.30-3pm)When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Monday 16th August:  Family Workshop with Artist and educator Rebecca Griffiths.   This will be the second in a series of workshops with Rebecca that advocate an exploratory, inventive and tactile approach to drawing and making. The same session will run twice in the day from 11:30 am – 1 pm   and from  2 -3:30 pm.  When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Tuesday 24th August: Family Workshop with Artist and educator Rebecca Griffiths.   This will be the third  in a series of workshops with Rebecca that advocate an exploratory, inventive and tactile approach to drawing and making. The same session will run twice in the day from 11:30 am – 1 pm   and from  2 -3:30 pm.  When registering, please book a space for each child and adult attending.  Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Wednesday 25th August:  Summer of Play with Chisenhale Dance and  V&A Museum of Childhood details to be announced. 12-5pm

Saturday 11th September   Festival Day!   More to details to be announced.