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Summer Flourish at Maxilla Studios

We are delighted to announce our programme of free family art during the summer holidays. North Kensington families can explore four themes over four weeks with four professional artists. Read on to find out more and to book your family place on any of the workshops (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

 

Nature, with Aimee Parrott 

Tues 30 July, 2pm–4pm
Cyanotypes

Take inspiration from the Maxilla Garden and experiment with one of the earliest forms of photography. 

Weds 31 July, 2pm–4pm
Plastercasting

Select leaves and flowers from the garden and learn how to make plaster cast impressions, then turn them into hanging decorations.

Thurs 1 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Paper Flower Sculptures

Create abstract paper flower sculptures and headdresses using nature for inspiration.

To book your family place on any of these workshops click here.

Find out more about Aimee's work here

 

Play & Invention, with Flora Duly

Tues 6 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Mini Go-Karts

Create your very own toy cars and go-karts and enter your inventions into fun wacky-races style games.

Weds 7 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Creatures & Characters

Creating animal sculptures and wearable cut-out characters, families will make habitats and stories about their creatures.

Thurs 8 Aug, 2pm–4pm
DIY Toys & Games

A fun afternoon making spinning tops, catapults and giant tiddly winks...or simply design new gadgets and contraptions for play.

To book your family place on any of these workshops click here.

Find out more about Flora's work here

 

Mirror, with Ursula Kelly

Tues 13 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Mirror Maze

With your family, build a labyrinth of reflective surfaces in the Maxilla Garden to create a giant mirror maze.

Weds 14 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Polytile Printing

Making observational drawings from reflective surfaces, families will create printed mirror images using polytiles. Accessible and fun for all.

Thurs 15 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Camera Obscura

Families will make a giant lens-less camera that creates upside down images of the world around us. Children can also make mini ones to take home.

To book your family place on any of these workshops click here.

Find out more about Ursula's work here

 

Bound, with Heather Fiona Martin

Tues 20 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Twigs & Twine

Create a collective community tapestry in the Maxilla Garden, using the tree trunks as the frame and recycled materials and textiles as the threads.

Weds 21 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Screenprinted Bunting

Design and screenprint simple patterns onto cotton cloth, cut into triangles to create lengths of family-bunting.

Thurs 22 Aug, 2pm–4pm
Floral Collage

Learn about pollinators, flowers and plants by creating a collaborative group collage using magazines, paper and your own drawings.

To book your family place on any of these workshops click here.

Find out more about Heather's work here

 

Interactive Storytelling, with Ali Williams

Wednesday 31 July, 10.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 7 August, 10.30am-11.30am

Join Ali, our resident storyteller, in an hour of magical and fascinating fun where the children help tell the stories through the use of props, puppets, song and dance and their imaginations!

To book your family place click here