Flourish: Reflection, free family art this half term.

Free family art this half term for North Kensington families affected by Grenfell. All artists are responding to the theme of Reflection.

 
Read on for further details and to book your place for any of the activities. All the workshops are running from Maxilla Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ (the former Children's Centre under the Westway).
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 29 May 10.30am-11.30am
Storytelling with Ali Williams
 
Come and enjoy a mix of stories – some traditional, some new, some local, some from far away, some improvised and some your very own! Some will arrive as we sit in a circle, others will take us on a journey around Maxilla's secret garden...  
 
Join us, as we explore the theme of Reflection using music and puppets and everyday objects in a world of stories.
 
Different stories on Tuesday and Thursday! 
 
Each child can select a FREE book at the end of the session.
 
Suitable for all and their parent/carers.
Drop-in, all welcome.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 29 May 2pm-4pm
Dreamcatchers with Heather F. Martin
 
Have fun creating an original dreamcatcher of your very own using hoops, thread, beads, feathers and felt. Originating from Native American culture, some believe dreamcatchers to have protective powers.
 
Suitable for 6-12yrs and their parent/carer.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 30 May 10am-12pm
Plastic Bottle Cap Mural with Tomomi Yoshida
We need your help!
 
Responding to the word FLOURISH, join Tomomi for a morning creating a design for the Plastic Bottle Cap Mural (which families will build over the summer and install onto the Maxilla railings). We would like lots of local families to input into this, so please make sure you come along and give us your ideas!
 
Drop-in, all welcome.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 30 May 2pm-4pm
3D Self-portraits with Teresa Paiva
 
Utilising a myriad of recycled and found objects, participants will have fun making sculptures based on their self-portrait or a portrait of a family member.
 
Suitable for 4-12yrs - all children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 31 May 10.30am-11.30am
More Storytelling with Ali Williams
 
Come and enjoy a mix of stories – some traditional, some new, some local, some from far away, some improvised and some your very own! Some will arrive as we sit in a circle, others will take us on a journey around Maxilla's secret garden...  
 
Join us, as we explore the theme of Reflection using music and puppets and everyday objects in a world of stories.  
 
Different stories on Tuesday and Thursday!
 
Each child can select a FREE book at the end of the session.
 
Suitable for all and their parent/carers.
Drop-in, all welcome.
 
 
 
 
Thursday 31 May 2pm-4pm
Our Community with Ursula Kelly
 
Celebrating the foundations and strength of our community, particularly over the past year, families will work with Ursula creating individual monoprints and combine these to make a group piece. Children will also make a print to take home with them.
 
Suitable for 4-12yrs and their parent/carer.
 
 
 
 
Friday 1 June 10am-12pm
Painting Tyres & Pallets with Olive Branch
 
Get creative and have fun painting old tyres and pallets to be used as planters for the Olive Branch community garden at Maxilla.
 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Drop-in, all welcome.
 
 
 
 
Friday 1 June 2pm-4pm
Memorial Jars for Grenfell with Miranda Dickson
 
Bring a jam jar or old glass to paint and decorate for the Grenfell Memorial sites. Candles will be placed in the jars at the sites as a symbol of remembrance for those no longer with us.
 
Bring more than one jar if you would like to make one to take home too.
(We will have some jars available at Maxilla for those unable to bring their own).
 
Suitable for 6-12yrs and their parent/carer.
 
 
 
 
Grenfell Memorial Mosaic Project
 
Launching on Saturday in partnership with Al Manaar, ACAVA are delivering a year long project, working with different community groups each month.
 
This month, in time for an unveiling on 14 June, we are inviting the local community to make the central piece for the artwork. Commencing with a workshop for Grenfell United on Saturday, sessions will then be opened up to the wider community on the following dates:
 
Monday 21 May: After school session for children and their parent/carer 4pm-6pm
Thursday 24 May: Morning session for adults 10.30am-12.30am
Thursday 31 May: Evening session for adults 6pm-8pm
 
All community workshops will take place at ACAVA 54, Blechynden St W10 6RJ.
 
No booking required, no experience necessary, just pop in and contribute.
 
 
 
 
Coming Soon
Ayah an exhibition by Flux and artist Sara Choudhrey
 
A series of free family workshops at Maxilla Studios on 23 and 24 June exploring Islamic digital art including geometric and floral patterns.
 
More details and information on workshops here.
 
 
 
 
 
The FLOURISH programme is delivered by ACAVA 
 
All workshops will take place at:
 
Maxilla Studios (the former Children's Centre)
4 Maxilla Walk London W10 6NQ
 
If you have any questions, you can email us on flourish@acava.org
Find out more about Flourish here.