Learn about the exciting new clubs and classes at Orleans house Gallery for children and families. This term they have art clubs, family ‘draw and explore’ walks and drop-in Sunday art.

Art Clubs

art club autumn 2016

Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.

Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

Autumn Term Art Clubs take place from the week beginning 12 September until the week beginning 12 December 2016, with a week off for half term on the week beginning 24 October.

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FREE Draw and Explore Family Art Walks:

Draw and Explore autumn2016

This exciting new series of free family art walks will set off from Orleans House Gallery and adventure to a different local area each week.

The whole family will create drawings and artworks inspired by nature and local heritage as we go.

The walks will set off from the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery and will include a picnic stop at some point on our journey with squash and biscuits provided and a visit to our current exhibition at the end of the session.

These are all-weather sessions so please bring your waterproofs and wellies if necessary!

Each week has a different theme, although they are tailored to each age group:

  • Week 1: Orleans House Woods and nature
  • Week 2: The River and York House Gardens
  • Week 3: Marble Hill and Turner’s House
  • Week 4: Orleans House Gallery Transformation - hard hat tour!

Courses are tailored for ages 2 to 6, and ages 6 to 11, however, babies and younger siblings are very welcome to come along and have a go!

Whilst courses are free of charge, please ensure that you book a place for each child over two attending.

Four week course for ages 6 to 11

Courses take place from 10.30am to 1pm.

  • Sunday 18 September
  • Sunday 25 September
  • Sunday 2 October
  • Sunday 9 October

Four week course for ages 2 to 6

Courses take place from 10.30am to 1pm.

  • Sunday 16 October
  • Sunday 23 October
  • Sunday 30 October
  • Sunday 6 November

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DROP-IN Sunday Afternoon Art:

Join us at Orleans House Gallery for a series of drop-in, relaxed and creative art sessions for all the family on Sunday afternoons. The sessions encourage a creative and inspiring environment for everyone to make art together, whilst engaging with the exhibition themes.

Sessions take place on the first Sunday of each month from 2 to 3.30pm, in the Coach House (opposite cafe).

  • Big Draw - 2 October Join us for our annual Big Draw event and sketch using science.
  • Autumn Adventure - 6 November Create autumn - inspired art with all your family.
  • Festive Fun - 4 December Join in the festive cheer and get ready for the Christmas season to be begin!

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  • £4 first child, £1.50 additional siblings/children aged 4+
  • No booking is necessary.