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May Half Term at the Lightbox: Picasso Week

12th March 2018

30 May – 1 June

Come to The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking this May half term for a week of Picasso-themed arts and craft activities for children and families. Coinciding with the exhibition ‘Picasso: Paper & Clay’, workshops will take inspiration from the Spanish artist’s techniques in shape and colour across pottery, painting and sculpture.

For children aged 4+, there will be two free drop-in workshops: on Wed 30 May from 1.30pm, make your own Colour Glasses out of card and recycled materials so you can see the world around you in glorious colours. Then on Fri 1 June from 1.30pm, inspired by faces in Picasso’s sketches and paintings, make your own paper 3D Picasso Heads to discover your inner artist.

Learn even more about Picasso’s techniques in one of two bookable workshops: 4-8 year olds will develop their portrait painting skills in Paint like Picasso on Tues 29 May at 1.30pm; while 8-11 year olds will look at Picasso’s ceramics work, and then use basic hand-building techniques to create their own clay pots in Picasso-inspired Pots on Thurs 31 May at 1.30pm

After finishing a crafty activity, the Picasso Fiesta continues in the galleries. Stop into the Main Gallery to see ‘Picasso: Paper & Clay’, an exhibition spanning almost seven decades of the artist’s life, work and boundary-pushing creativity in drawing, print-making and ceramics. Then visit the Upper Gallery, where visitors can discover photographs taken by Picasso’s friend and muse in ‘Lee Miller: Picasso Portraits’.
Complete your visit with a trip to the family-friendly Seasons Café, where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes made using seasonal produce, with smaller dishes on a special children’s menu available.

A guide to May Half Term at the Lightbox

Drop in Family Workshops

Activities suitable for children aged 4+, must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Colour Glasses
Wed 30 May | Drop in anytime from
1.30pm – 4.00pm Free entry, suggested donation £3

3D Picasso Heads
Fri 1 June | Drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry, suggested donation £3

Bookable Childrens Workshops

Advance booking required. All materials included, but please bring something to take your project home in. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Paint like Picasso (4-8 years)
Tues 29 May | 1.30pm – 3.00pm £8 per child

Picasso-inspired Pots (8-11 years)
Thurs 31 May | 1.30pm – 3.00pm £8 per child