Orleans House Gallery class for kids

Orleans House Gallery offers a range of fun, inspiring and creative activities to keep you busy creating. Visit our website to find out more about what is happening each day.

Half Term Holiday Activities:

Booking essential: Please call 020 8831 6000 or visit our website where you can book online at: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts

Coach House Club for 6 – 9 Year Olds

10am – 3pm. £25 per day. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • Wednesday 26 October: The Magic of Movement
    Work with Megan Dowsett to make a simple puppet bird or butterfly and use your technical powers to make it come to life and fly away.
  • Thursday 27 October: Flaps and folds
    Fold, flap, bend and pop-up! Using a variety of paper folding and origami techniques, participants will work with artist Imogen Luddy to create as series of paper projects and pop-up pieces

CH2 for 9 – 14 Year Olds

10am – 3pm. £25 per day. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • Wednesday 26 October: The Magic of Movement
    Work with Emma Middleton to make clay figures that capture movement and speed. Then use the medium of card to create the same action-packed results, inspired by artists of the Futurist movement.
  • Thursday 27 October: Flaps and Folds
    Spend the morning discovering different ways of creating pop-up effects, before turning your folds into a surreal pop up landscape using collage and drawing.

Half Day Felt Making Workshop

4 – 7 Years: 10am – 12pm; 7 – 10 Years: 2pm – 4pm.

  • Tuesday 25 October: £10 per workshop
    Use the vibrant colours of wool and the textures of lace and sequins to make a piece of felt. Build a secret pocket into your felt and make a small treasure to hide inside.

Painting Workshop for 4-5 Year Olds

  • Friday 28 October, 10am – 12pm OR 2pm – 4pm, £10
    Led by artist Anna Saunders, play with paint in lots of different ways to create a grand mixture of different marks. Use your fingers, rollers, wool and other surprises to create a magical mayhem of paint.

Family Activities

Seesaw

Every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm

Learn, play and explore together in our multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction.

  • £4 per child and carer
  • No booking required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday Afternoon Art

Free Drop-in Workshops for Families, 2pm – 3.30

Suitable for children aged 4 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking necessary.

  • Sunday 2 October: Scratching Portraits
    Cover your page in with colourful crayons before painting it black and scratching to reveal a vivid self portrait.
  • Sunday 6 November: Flying Machines
    Make planes and other flying things out of newspaper and coloured tape
  • Sunday 4 December: Christmas Decorations
  • No January workshop
  • Sunday 5 February: Fantasy Landscapes
  • Sunday 4 March: Olympic Art

Big Draw

Sunday 30 October, 2pm – 4pm

Suitable for children aged 4 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking necessary.

  • Free Drop-in Workshop for Families