Learning Archive

  • Family Arts Day
  • 17 February to 17 February 2015

Free Family Workshops:
These are free workshops for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Book your activities on the day in person, Focal Point Gallery will be open from 10.00am.

Morning sessions:
10:30am to 11.30am and
11.30am to 12.30pm

Afternoon sessions:
1.30pm to 2.30pm and
2.30pm to 3.30pm

Rick Buckley and Sophie Sleigh-Johnson
Dream Machines
Focal Point Gallery Project Space, The Forum

Rick Buckley, along with Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, will be referring to his exhibition ‘Black Bile 84’. Using templates from one of Buckley’s sculptures, you will be making paper cut-out ‘Dream Machines’.

Calvin Laing and Mary Lister
Pocket Sculptures
Focal Point Gallery Foyer, The Forum

Artists Calvin Laing and Mary Lister will guide you in the skills of casting using ordinary objects found in your pockets, and making your own unique sculptures.

Rachel McGivern and Jess White
Masks
Focal Point Gallery, Window Gallery

Artists Rachel McGivern and Jess White will reference Paul Johnson’s exhibition, ‘The Sunless Sea’ and the representations of genuine historic artefacts as the inspiration in this mask-making activity.



Zarah Hussain
3D Geometric Solids
Focal Point Gallery Atrium, The Forum

Visual artist and mathematician Zarah Hussein will be leading sculture workshops using geometry to create beautiful, colourful objects.