Marvel at Matisse: Family Fun Week

21 October 2011 by Alison Cornmell

It seems like only yesterday that it was the summer holidays and already the October half-term is here. So if you fancy being creative this half-term with the kids, the Walker Art Gallery is putting on a week full of activities from 24-29 October in conjunction with the first UK public showing of The Art Books of Henri Matisseexhibition. 

Fun activities include:

A world of words 
24, 27 October
1pm & 2pm
An interactive workshop of poems and movement. Bring art to life through play, imagination and words. (Collect a ticket on the day, ages 3+).

Big top at the Walker 
25, 26 October
12 noon- 4pm
Explore the exhibition, be inspired by the circus images, have fun with members of Circus Zapparelli and learn some circus skills. (ages 5+).

Jazzy prints 
27, 28 October
1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Get hands on and have a go at making your own print in our artist-led session. (Collect a free ticket on the day, ages 7+).

Helen Maher music 
28, 29 October
Enjoy a performance of French accordion music.

A page from Matisse's art book‘Le Clown’ (‘The Clown’), plate I of XX from the illustrated book Jazz, 1947. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection. © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2011

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