6 9s

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.

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.

Week 1: Sporting City

Tuesday 31 July – Opening Ceremony

Work with artist Imogen Luddy to create your own papier mache ‘flaming’ Olympic torch and ancient Greek headdress to celebrate the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Wednesday 1 August – Creating Costumes

Use screen printing and a creative pair of scissors to transform a t-shirt into an outfit fit from a country of your choice, fit for winning a race with artist Megan Dowsett.

Thursday 2 August – Stadium Sports

Join artist Dominque Holt to make and paint your own modroc sports stadium in a day.

Friday 3 August – Triumphant Trophies

Make your own trophy using recycled materials, and spray it gold with artist Dawn Smithers.

Week 2: Isms of Art

Tuesday 14 August – Impressionism

Create some spectacular outdoor scenes inspired by Claude Monet that combine collage with vibrantly coloured paint with artist Ella Robinson.

Wednesday 15 August- Expressionism

Experiment with mixing colours before creating a horse collage inspired by Franz Marc with artist Dawn Smithers.

Thursday 16 August – Cubism

Use paint and found materials to build a 3D collage in the style of Braque and Picasso with artist Megan Dowsett.

Friday 17 August – Pop Art

Work with Ursula Kelly using bubble wrap and coloured card to create your own fun Pop Art print inspired by Roy Lichtenstein.

CH2 for 9 – 14 Year Olds

9 14s

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

Week 1: Sporting City

Tuesday 31 July – Opening Ceremony

Create a large-scale backdrop and photograph yourselves in a range of poses with artist Dawn Smithers.

Wednesday 1 August – Creating Costumes

Work with artist Imogen Luddy to create an amazing carnival costume inspired by one of the Olympic countries.

Thursday 2 August – Stadium Sports

Create a model sports stadium using card, wire and a selection of found materials with artist Megan Dowsett.

Friday 3 August – Triumphant Trophies

What is a trophy, and what makes them special? Explore what’s awarded to athletes in both modern and ancient times. Work with artist Anna Saunders to make your own model trophy!

Week 2: Isms of Art

Tuesday 14 August – Impressionism

Using the Impressionists as inspiration, create chalk drawings then turn these into watery lino-cuts on t-shirts with artist Emma Middleton.

Wednesday 15 August- Expressionism

Work on canvas boards to explore the colour symbols and folklore used to inspire the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc with artist Megan Dowsett.

Thursday 16 August – Cubism

Inspired by Cubism, create cubist sculptures out of cardboard and clay with artist Emma Middleton.

Friday 17 August – Pop Art

Design and make your own pop art canvas bag with artist Dawn Smithers.

4 5s

Short Workshops

10am – 12pm (4-7 years), 2pm – 4pm (7-10 years). £10 per workshop

Tuesday 7 August – ‘Courage’

Using the 2012 Dreams exhibition as inspiration, build a mask or shield to represent your fearless courage with artist Dawn Smithers.

Wednesday 8 August – ‘Tiny Fantasies’

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Polemically Small’, create tiny drawings and paintings of fantastical creatures and fold them into a miniature book with artist Megan Dowsett.

Thursday 9 August – ‘Lucky Charms’

Make a selection of lucky charms, each from different materials with artist Megan Dowsett. Thread them onto a charm chain and wait for the good luck to come!

Friday 10 August – ‘Screen-printed bags’

Inspired by Matisse, Screen-print your favourite shapes onto a canvas bag with Dawn Smithers.

Drawing and Painting Summer School

Drawing Summer School

10am – 3pm each day. £45 for two days. Please bring a packed lunch.

Take two days to delve deeply into the essential elements of drawing and painting. Explore approaches to composing a picture, develop techniques for reflecting proportion and perspective in your drawings and build your colour mixing and paintbrush skills. Spend a session with a clothed life model to understand the challenges of drawing the body. Work with professional artists Diana Taylor, Carol Justin, and Caroline Jones.

  • 8-11 year olds – Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 July
  • 12-14 year olds – Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August
  • 15-17 year olds – Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August

Family Activities

Seesaw

  • Every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Orleans House Gallery
  • £4 per child and carer, £1 per additional child
  • Suitable for Children Under 5.
  • No booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Sunday Afternoon Art

  • Free Drop-in Workshops for Families, 2pm – 3.30
  • First Sunday of every month, Orleans House Gallery
  • Suitable for children aged 4 upwards. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking necessary.
  • Sunday 1st July
  • Sunday 5th August
  • Sunday 2nd September