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Art Club (Key Stage 1)

1 March-5 April

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artist to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£5

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Art Club (Key Stage 2)

1 March-5 April

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artist to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£5

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Start the Art

1 March-5 April

Play with jelly, paint with your toes, experience autumn through cinnamon and a prehistoric muddy landscape for dinosaurs made from hot chocolate or build your own forest friends from clay and twigs.  Enjoy exploring senses through new smells, textures and learning more about the world through play. Every week is a different theme to enjoy!

From £2 - £6

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Resource Room: Upcycle, Customise or Mend!

Sat 26 March 2022 15:00

A workshop giving new life to old clothes and saving them from landfill! For artists and fashionistas alike!

Free

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Resource Room: Habitations

Sun 27 March 2022 13:00

We will be exploring the idea of connecting and belonging through habitat building. We will be making nests, habitats, safe spaces and dens from a mixture of natural materials and found materials.

Free

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Amplify

1 April - 31 July 2022

Amplify at MK Gallery will be a free 3-month programme of workshops, performances and events developed for young people aged 16-25 in and out of education, who wish to explore spoken and written word, poetry and text-based practice as a means of both creative expression and a way to give voice to concerns around current social and political issues.

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Young Photographer 2022

1 April - 17 June 2022

Calling all budding young photographers! We’re celebrating all things photography this year through our Ingrid Pollard and Vivian Maier exhibitions and this is your chance to become inspired and get involved.

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Cyanotypes with Melanie King

Sat 30 April 2022 14:00

Join artist Melanie King in a workshop exploring this unique and traditional form of photography that does not require a camera. Also known as ‘sun prints’, cyanotypes use the UV reaction from the sun to create stunning and original prints.

£45

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Amplify with De’Anne Crooks: Inner Monologue

Sat 30 April 2022 11:00

This workshop with artist De’Anne (they/them) is an uncovering of inner monologues & how they can exist within various art practices. As we learn just how important it is to give space for the voices of young people, this workshop explores our inner voices; experimenting with how we translate, visualise & present inner monologues & why this act of poetry is essential to art, liberation & youth to produce written and recorded monologue pieces.

Free

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Watercolour Pigment Making with Lisa-Marie Price

Sat 7 May 2022 10:00

Lisa will guide you through the paint making process from start to finish, giving tips and guidance on what to look out for when foraging for pigment. The making of natural watercolours is a very mediative process, each pigment with their own feel, smell and texture. All your senses will be used during this workshop and you should leave feeling a sense of calm.

£45

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Body Arcana with Lesley Asare Workshop

Sat 21 May 2022 10:00

If  your body could speak, what would it say? Join us for a movement and performance workshop with British Ghanian artist Lesley Asare who creates large-scale drawings using her body.

This workshop will explore how self-care can be practiced through the movement of the body and will be recorded on paper using oil bars.

£45

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Amplify with Lesley Asare: Body Arcana

Sat 28 May 2022 11:00

Using the themes explored in Lesley Asare’s Body Arcana performance presented at MK Gallery on Friday 20th May 2022, this workshop aims to create the space for self-reflection through movement, drawing and writing. Participants will connect to their bodies, breathe, move, nourish themselves with ease and give room to what is alive within them in a safe space. 

Free

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Amplify with Dylan Fox: Hot Foil Press Workshop

Sat 11 June 2022 11:00

Working with Dylan Fox (he/him) to consider the impact of text on imagery, you’ll play around with supplied found images (you can also bring your own images) to create and collage your own postcard backgrounds which will then be copied onto A6 postcards. 

Free

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Amplify with Zoe Thompson, sweet-thang zine: Zine Making

Sat 16 July 2022 11:00

Want to learn how to create a zine? Come along to this zine-making workshop with Zoe Thompson, founder of sweet-thang zine. This session will be a chance to sit and play – experimenting with materials to create your own mini-zines/artworks that you can gift to others or use as the basis of your own independent publication!

Free

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