Funny Face Workshop with Thames and Hudson


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!

Free Family Drop In Workshop: Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve, Musical Merchandise
Saturday 11 April 12.00-15.00
South Wing

Style yourselves this spring! We’ll be manipulating materials to make merchandise for all of our favourite musicians, think badges, bandanas and band tees. Spark your ideas by soaking up the sights and sounds of our Secret 7'' exhibition. Free for families with accompanied children aged 6-12years.

Free Family Drop In Workshop: Modern Makers and Inventive Creators
Saturday 9 May 12.00-15.00
South Wing

Learn more about the phenomenon of mod con making this May! Discover DIY through conductive pens, small robotics and basic digital design demos. A workshop led in conjunction with ArduinoFree for families with accompanied children aged 6-12years.

Wild Life Drawing: Birds of a Feather
Saturday 30 May 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00
£30 (joint ticket for 1 adult + 1 child aged 7-12 years)

Have a hoot this half term with a whole host of our favourite owls! Wild Life Drawing is a drawing class with a difference. Instead of life models, the subjects are real animals. The aim of the drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for animals and their conservation through creativity. A workshop led in conjunction with Wild Life DrawingTickets available for an adult accompanied by a child aged 7-12 years.


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