Children’s Art Week – Let the Wild Rumpus Start


Children’s Art Week
begins on Saturday 13th June with nearly 150 hands-on art events nationwide. From Falkirk to Falmouth children are being urged to switch off their screens and go and try something new: join in a wild rumpus, build a bridge, mould monstrous monsters or help recreate the camouflage on a World War 1 biplane. Full details of all Children’s Art Week events can be found on 

Highlights of 2015’s Children’s Art Week include:



The Big Wild Rumpus, Whitworth, Manchester. Families are being urged to start the week with a Wild Rumpus at 11am on Sat 13th June and join in with a mass reading of Maurice Sendak’s classic, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ before letting ”the wild rumpus start’. Come prepared to roar your terrible roars and gnash your terrible teeth & join in with a host of wild art activities. Saturday 13 June 10.30am-3pm.
Painted Planes, Royal Airforce Museum, London. Help recreate the camouflage pattern of one of the museum’s most colourful aeroplanes, the Fokker DVII biplane, by block printing coloured shapes to create its fabric wing. Saturday 20th June 10:30 – 16:30
Post it Note Animation, National Portrait Gallery, London. Join a team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation. Sun 21st June.
Design your own bridge, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, Bristol. Over 180 years ago, Isambard Kingdom Brunel entered a competition to design a bridge to cross the Avon Gorge. It was his very first project at age 23. For Children’s Art Week future engineers can design their own bridge to cross a cardboard gorge at Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre. Sat 20th June.
Puppet Making, Bonnybridge Library, Falkirk. Hand’s on puppet making session using mixed media to bring well loved stories to life. Sat 20th June.
Curved Kite Making, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Be inspired by the curves and colours in Bridget Riley’s paintings make a small curved kite and let it dance and soar on the beach! Sat 20th June 1-4pm.
The Woolen Woods Project, Lighthouse Yarns, Whitehead, County Antrim. Create a woodland themed project using mixture of textiles to be added to the Woolen Woods project in Whitehead Golden Jubilee Woods. Sat 13 / Sat 20 June.
Alice in Wonderland Art Workshop, Museum of Modern Art, Powys Wales. Participatory workshop for families drawing on this children’s classic. Sat 13 June.
Secret Sounds “Make-It” Workshop, Berwick Visual Arts, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Make your own echo cup to take away, watch sounds make liquid dance and create amazing noises with everyday objects. Super loud fun for the whole family! Sun 21st June.
Tank it up!, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, South Shields. Inspired by the arrival of a replica MK1V tank at the Fort on Saturday 20 June, the museum is hosting an artist led day of arty activities, designing and making tank bank money boxes amongst other things. Sat 20th June.
Monstrous models, Globe Arts Education CIC, Huddersfield. Manipulate, mould and make, monstrous monsters models using a variety of media to create 3D pieces. Sat 20th June.
Escape Multi-media Bus, Escape Arts, Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out about Escape Arts Radio, and take part in a range of creative activities for all the family ran from the wonderful Escape Multi-media arts bus. Sat 13 / Sat 20 June.
Flying Colours, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Make colourful chalk drawings on the amphitheater steps next to the lake. We’ll be observing the amazing range of birds around the lake, learning about grebes, cormorants, herons, and many other species while drawing a vibrant ground level frieze of flying colours. Sat 13 June.
Magnetic Picture, ST-ART, Barton-Upon-Humber Make your own amazing moving picture using magnets to make your figure dance! Tue 16 June.