Children’s Art Week 2020

Garden Diorama with artist Sally Hackett

From tomorrow, 30th June 2020, for Children’s Art week, join artist and educator Sally Hackett in a series of three online tutorials offering a unique perspective on the natural world. Using different materials and techniques, families will be guided, step by step, to create their own indoor garden diorama.

The workshop will consist of a three consecutive instructional tutorials on the making of all of the miniature components needed for the diorama, including animals and human figures and garden furniture.

Works by Sally Hackett, © of the artist

Participants will be able to choose which materials to use for the workshop from a selection of accessible items (including string, paper, natural and recycled materials), giving as many people as possible the chance to get involved.

Tutorials will be shared on Glasgow Museums’ Facebook and Twitter, as well as on our YouTube channel, on 30th June – 2nd July, every day at 10:30 am. Participants will then be able to find them in the family activities section of GoMA’s blog, At Home.

Activity packs containing materials and instructions for this and more, GoMA-inspired, projects will be sent to families with no access to computers through a collaboration with Glasgow Life Communities and Libraries.

Children’s Art Week will see thousands of children, their teachers and their families taking part in fun, creative activities at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Venues of all types and sizes—from libraries to community halls, heritage venues and country parks, schools and of course museums and galleries across the UK—are hosting online and remote activities that will help children and young people to be inspired, engaged and entertained by art. Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and wellbeing. While our venues, cultural organisations and some school buildings may be closed, engaging in the visual arts is more important than ever!

This activity has been supported by Engage Scotland.  

Follow Children’s art Week on InstagramEngage on Twitter and use the hashtags #ChildrensArtWeek and #GetKidsCreating. We’ve also set up an activity on our Facebook and we would love for you to share and post on the activity page. 

For information about Children’s Art Week visit, email or call 07483 319 951.

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

As the National Association for Gallery Education, Engage is passionate about increasing access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts. Engage supports the visual arts and gallery education through professional development for education and learning colleagues in the visual arts including teachers, artists and gallery educators through a wide range of research. Engage’s areas of focus include supporting galleries in their work with young people and advocating to policymakers.  

Visit to see the full list of events taking place all over the UK, from 29 – Sunday 19 July 2020

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