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celebrating children’s art week

Children's Art Week 2020 inspires online!

From Monday 29 – Sunday 19 July 2020, 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. 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.

This year for Children’s Art Week, we are taking inspiration from the natural world. Artist Karen Hall has put together a series of activities which encourage looking, experimentation and play. There is a short film to accompany each activity and downloadable activity packs include Makaton signs and symbols to increase access.

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!

Have a look at Karen’s fabulous activities and get involved here.

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.

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