Half-term fun at The Lightbox

10 February 2014

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Keep the children entertained this half-term and escape the cold February weather, with the fun-filled, creative workshops that are taking place at The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking.

There will be two drop-in family workshops at The Lightbox during half-term. To coincide with our `Animals in Art' exhibition, on Tuesday 18 February, children can make their own penguins and on Thursday 18 February, they can create their own pop-up cards at the `Pop-Up Animal Cards' workshop. Even better, both of these drop-in workshops are free!

Two bookable workshops will also be taking place. On Wednesday 19 February, children over the age of 8 can take inspiration from the Renoir exhibition and paint their own water landscape on canvas using acrylic paints. On Friday 14 February, the `3D Miniature Still Life' workshop children over the age of 4 can join Sunitar Khedakars and create mini still-life pictures on canvas using air-drying clay which can be painted or varnished at home. Please book early for these two workshops to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

The `Penguins' and `Pop-Up Animal' workshops are both inspired by `The Ingram Collection: Animals in Art' exhibition (8 January 2014 - 16 March 2014). The exhibition is family friendly and explores the long tradition of artists representing animals in art; it has been co-curated by The Lightbox Young Curators. The `Water Landscape Painting' and `3D Miniature Still Life' workshops are inspired by the `Renoir in Britain' exhibition (8 February 2014 - 20 April 2014) which tells the story of how some of Renoir's most significant works came to this county. So whilst at The Lightbox make sure you take the opportunity to take a look around the exhibitions (free entry).

What's more children will be sure to find plenty to keep them amused in `Woking's Story' - the interactive museum that tells the story of Woking's history. A visit can be complimented by relaxing in The Lightbox Café which serves a wide range of coffees, teas, soft drinks and a delicious selection of cakes, snacks and light meals. Also, The Lightbox Café serves a `Children's Lunch' option especially designed for little ones, full of nutritious treats!

A guide to half-term at The Lightbox:

  • Tuesday 18 February - Penguins
    Drop in anytime from 1.30pm to 4pm
    Free entry (suggested donation £2)
    Make your own penguin to take home. Suitable for children aged 4+.
  • Wednesday 19 February - Water Landscape Painting
    2pm to 4pm (8-16 year olds)
    £6.50 per child/young person
    Have a go at painting your own water landscape on canvas using acrylic paints. Advance booking required on 01483 737837.
  • Thursday 20 February - Pop-up Animal Cards
    Drop in anytime from 1.30pm to 4pm
    Free entry (suggested donation £2)
    What animal will appear when your card is opened? Suitable for children aged 4+.

  • Friday 21 February - 3D Miniature Still Life
    1pm to 2.30pm (4 - 8 year olds), 3pm to 4.30pm (8 - 16 year olds)
    £6.50 per child/young person
    Join Sunita Khedekars and create mini still-life pictures. Advance booking required on 01483 737837.