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Looking for a creative way to keep the kids entertained this summer? We have a selection of Easy Holidays workshops for you to choose from! The workshops have been created by six artists and all the family can get involved.

Turner Contemporary have been working with six artists as part of a trainee program which aims to offer opportunities for Kent Based Artists to develop their skills to use in the community. The selected artists come from a broad range of backgrouds with various practices. They have engaged deeply with our current exhibition Every Day is a New Day and have created a series of innovative workshops which will be delivered throughout August. 

Wed 16 - Thurs 17 August: Material Mash Up!
Create your own sculpture using everyday materials inspired by the work of Phyllida Barlow. Drop-in for artist-led sessions with Clarissa Beveridge to touch, bend, balance and play with materials.

Wed 23 - Thurs 24 August: Make, Break, Recreate
Be influenced by Phyllida Barlow whose work incorporates sculptural leftovers and fragments from her studio and her skip as you take part in breaking and making to create your own monstrous sculptures with sculptor Murray O'Grady.

Mon 28th - Tues 29th August: Three Feet High and Rising
Imagine a house, put in a washing machine, tumbled about.
How might it look when you take it out?
Work with Ellen van de Graff to create your own unusual house sculpture to take home.

Tues 29th - Wed 30th August: Jelly Land
Children and families are invited to claim a part of the gallery on behalf of the newly formed state of Jelly Land. The performance artist Megan Garrett-Jones makes the case for "jelly" to be the model of a new sovereignty, questioning how solid our geographies really are. Participants build a model jelly city and take part in Jelly Land's citizenship ceremony.

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Fri 11 Aug 2017