Six of the best: Children's Art Week 2014

| 16 June 2014

Six of the best from Children's Art Week, which runs throughout the UK until Sunday June 22

a photo of a woman and child in an art class
Children's Art Week at the Photographer's Gallery © Courtesy Children's Art Week
Throughout this week until Sunday June 22 thousands of children are getting the opportunity to unleash their creativity in galleries, museums, schools, arts and community centres all over the UK for Children’s Art Week 2014.

From animation to screen-printing, photography to puppetry, Children’s Art Week gives children and young people the chance to work with artists who inspire them and create their own works of art whilst discovering the endless possibilities of creativity that the visual arts can offer.

For a full list of events visit or whet your appetite with our six of the best:

Saturday June 21
firstsite, Colchester, Essex
Artist Bruce Mclean made a famous artwork called Pose Work for Plinth. Join firstsite to recreate this artwork with you as the poser.
Details: For all ages, 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm, no booking necessary / 01206 577 067

Saturday June 21             
Photographers' Gallery, London  
‘Summer Solstice Family Portrait’             
Celebrate the Summer Solstice by having your portrait taken by artist Teresa Eng in The Photographers' Gallery's camera obscura.
Details: For all ages, 10.30am – 2.30pm, no booking necessary / 020 7087 9300  

Saturday June 21
Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, Windsor
‘Putting you in the picture’
Create pictures of yourself as characters who lived or worked at this famous Castle long ago and then put yourself in the big collage. There will be kings, queens, princes, princesses, knights, armour makers, gaolers, cooks, stone masons, seamstresses, entertainers and many more. Get creative with art materials and see who you turn out to be!
Details: For ages 5-11, 11am – 3.30pm, no booking necessary

Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 June
Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire
‘Birthday bunting’
Compton Verney is 10 years old this year and to celebrate they are attempting to break a world record by making the longest line of bunting. Help them celebrate and contribute to their world record attempt by making flags in the Discovery Room to add to their bunting line.
Details: For all ages, 11am – 5pm, no booking necessary / 01926 645500

Sunday June 22
Hoghton Tower, North Preston
‘Inspired at the Tower’
Children can draw inspiration from the historic environment and come up with their own interpretation of a dream castle. There is also a Classic Car show, Medieval Music and archery.
Details: For ages 0-11, 11am – 3pm, no booking necessary / 01254 852986

Sunday June 22
Tate St Ives, Cornwall
‘Super Sunday’
Get creative, play with ideas and explore the galleries at this special family event.
Details: For ages 0-11, 11am – 3pm, no booking necessary / 01736 796 226

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