Creative Workshops with Donna Thompson
Wednesdays 4 - 5pm
£9 per workshop
We are very excited to be running a brand new series of online workshops for children. These will take place via Zoom and will be hosted by multidisciplinary artist, creative practitioner and qualified teacher, Donna Thompson. Find out more about her work at and
The series is designed to be a journey of creative discovery. The workshops are engaging, supportive, collaborative and fun! Children will learn techniques to help them connect with objects, their surroundings and the work of artists as well as creating their own uniquely wonderful pieces of art.
Using their ideas and imagination, children will draw, collage, sculpt and discover how to look at things in new ways inspired by the exhibitions at Anteros. Students will also have an exciting opportunity to contribute to a collaborative exhibition - Lost & Found.
Individual workshop descriptions below. FREE ADDITIONAL HALF TERM workshop running 28th October. Book here. Please note these are online classes and access to the Internet and to Zoom are necessary. The presence of a parent/carer is also required. Places will be limited. Children will need to provide their own materials.
Wed 21st October 4-5pm, £9
Using paper and our imagination, we will make our own decorative papers and experiment with a range of approaches to collage. Let's snip, tear, layer and stick to create our own collaged mixed media characters and abstract landscapes.
FREE HALF TERM WORKSHOP
Lost in Anteros! A journey into the art of frottage and collage
Wed 28th October 11-12 noon, FREE
Our Letterpress friend is lost in Anteros! In this workshop students will discover the intriguing textures and patterns around their homes by exploring the art of frottage. Then using their pack of decorative papers, created by Donna at Anteros, they will create mini collages to help our friend find its way home, sharing memories along the way.
Children will receive a free pack of decorative papers in the post to use in this workshop. They will need to provide their own glue stick, a pair of scissors, a few large pieces of plain paper and a wax crayon.
Wed 28th October 4-5pm, £9
Words matter! Art can be made using words and words can be art. Join us as we discover how artists use typography in their work, how letters can transform into a building or a person. We will draw, write and play with words choosing words that matter most to us.
Notes from Nature
Wed 4th November 4-5pm, £9
As observers of nature will use the shapes, patterns and textures that we find to create mixed media art. We will discover the hidden meanings of the trees we see around us and then share the messages we hear from nature by creating our own mini art installations.
You & Me - Conversations with Objects
Wed 11th November 4-5pm, £9
Have you ever thought what a spoon might say to you or what question you would ask a spoon? Join us as we discover the work of surrealist artists that use 'found objects' as sources of inspiration. Using mixed media techniques, we will record our conversations with everyday objects to make art.