Family Wild Life Drawing

Family

Join us for regular weekend family workshops, where we invite families to be creative and learn together, alongside artists, illustrators and designers. Explore Somerset House and our exhibitions and displays though an exciting range of activities, from painting and model-making to fashion design and animation. Each workshop is designed to inspire and encourage creative discovery, and spark fresh activities to try at home.

Here's what people have been saying about our workshops:

Allowed children to be very creative... Great quality materials.

Excellent staff - encouraging and creative.

Super activities.

A fantastic day out!

FAMILY AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
Family Wildlife Drawing: Utopian Communities - Meerkats
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
14.00-15.00 & 15.30-16.30

Somerset House and Wild Life Drawing are hosting a special series of drawing workshops exploring the theme of Utopian communities through observing animal behaviour. A family of meerkats are visiting Somerset House for a series of hour-long creative classes in which we’ll have the opportunity to observe and document their behaviour through drawing.
Please note that children must be aged 8 or above to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. 
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Weekends in the Treasury
January - December 2016
Utopia Treasury, Great Arch Hall, Free

Join us every weekend in the Treasury to take part in Utopia 2016 a year of imagination and possibility.

Make & Do with the Treasurers: fun and creative activities that explore utopian ideas from the past, present and future. Suitable for all ages, materials provided.

Tell us about your Utopia; contribute a post it note with your thoughts and help us to disseminate lessons for how we might live, make, work and play better.

Meet the Treasurers; have a chat about the original text Utopia by Thomas More and the Utopia 2016 programme.

Or simply relax and enjoy the Treasury; browse our micro library of Utopian literature and play songs on A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World by Ruth Ewan.

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Father Thames: The Bearded River God
Activity Sheet

The spirit of the River Thames runs through Somerset House, in fact the river used to flow directly into the building before Victoria Embankment was built. When entering the building via the Great Arch you can see Somerset House’s unofficial mascot: Father Thames, London’s own watery guardian, overseeing the river from its source all the way through London to where the river meets the sea.
Click here to download our ather Thames Activity Sheet
Suitable for families with children aged 6-12years.

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