Ben Uri is a family friendly gallery and we run a programme of events so children and adults can explore the current exhibition together.
After School Family Art Club
Our popular After School Art Club is running on the following Thursdays 4pm-5.30pm:
15th/29th June and 6th/13th July
Come and try different art activities each week such as: Mask Making, Pop Art tiles, Sculptural Cities, Story Crowns, Textile Pencil Cases and much more. Sessions suitable for 5yrs + and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Click here to book your child’s place.
After School Film Club – Showreel
During the first half of the summer term, local families attending our 6 week animation project produced a series of charming stop-frame animated short films. During the workshops, they devised and wrote a film script, storyboarded each scene, made all the props and characters as well as backgrounds. They shot, directed and edited their films adding voice overs, sound effects and music to bring them to life. The ages ranges of the children were 4 yrs to 10 yrs.
We hope to run the programme again in the Autumn term.
Art and Augmented Reality Trail
Learn about our current exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others using augmented reality. Take part in drawing activities and interactive quizzes, see the art come to life on your screen and finish with a museum selfie before going home. Just download GAMAR on to your smartphone or tablet or you can use our museum iPads to. All ages can get involved please visit GAMAR to learn more.
Can’t get to the gallery?
Then just download the GAMAR app and use the images in the link to guide you through Yalta 1945 Trail. Also available are our free family learning resources below filled with engaging activities for ages 5-11 based on the Ben Uri collection.
Josef Herman Mini Memory Suitcase
Artist Josef Herman travelled from city to city throughout his life, from Warsaw to Glasgow to Ystradgynlais, a small village in Wales, producing beautiful paintings and drawings wherever he went.
Lots of his work focuses on memories, of places he went, people he met and stories he heard. Now you can make an artist’s suitcase of your own, to remember people, places and special memories!
Josef Herman Activity (PDF) Make a Mini Memory Suitcase
Make a collage inspired by Ludwig Blum
This project explores a painting by artist Ludwig Blum of Jerusalem, entitled Jerusalem, View from Mount Scopus towards the Valley of Jehoshaphat and explains how you can make a collage using this image as inspiration.
Boris Aronson Theatre and Costume Design
Theatre designer Boris Aronson featured in a Ben Uri exhibition in 2013. He was known as an ‘Avant-garde’ theatre costume and stage designs and worked in Kiev and New York during the First World War and in the 1920s.