Ben Uri is a family friendly gallery and we run a programme of events so children and adults can explore the current exhibition together.
Family Art Adventures
A free learning session, great fun for the whole family – get involved in our current exhibition using our interactive augmented reality app GAMAR. The trail includes discovering how artists make work using different materials, drawing activities and learning about the artists lives.
Wednesday 16th August: 10.30am to 12.00pm. Book here.
Children and young people also have the opportunity to achieve their Discover Arts Award (a small charge of £5 applies for the certificate and accreditation).
Family Trail: Art out of the Bloodlands
Pop into the gallery anytime and participate in our children’s art trails, taking you around the gallery on a mystery tour of our current exhibition. We have two tours, one for 4yrs-8yrs and the other for 9yrs to 14yrs. Adults are welcome to get involved too.
Autumn Term 2017
Our popular After School Art Club returns for the Autumn term on the following Thursdays 4pm-5.30pm:
14th September – Sculpture / 28th September – Textiles / 5th October – Collage
Sessions suitable for 5yrs + and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
£3 per child – all materials included.
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.
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.