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Family First Saturday is back for 2024

Our next session will run on:

Saturday 02 March 2024, 1pm–3pm
Location: The Barn, Mitlon Keynes Arts Centre, MK14 5DZ

What to expect:

To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, Milton Keynes Arts Centre presents a range of art activities exploring colour and pattern through the work of historical and contemporary women artists of significance.

Inspired by the ‘soak stained’ paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, there will be opportunities to paint with water; to create a collage in psychedelic colours referencing the work of Yayoi Kusama; to make three-dimensional figures using traditional African fabric designs based on characters found in Lubaina Himid’s work; and to create your own piece of Op Art, taking inspiration from the paintings of Bridget Riley.

£4 per participant, payable on the door

Drop-in session (no booking required)

What you missed last month:

With the approach of Spring, for the first of our Family First Saturday drop-ins of 2024, we invite families to create art from light. Activities include making cyanotype prints, shadow drawings and translucent abstract window hangings. In advance of Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17 February and inspired by the artist, Lee Mingwei’s ‘The Moving Garden’, families are also encouraged to make an origami flower, which they can then give to a stranger who they feel would benefit from the unexpected act of generosity.



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