Drop-in Design

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  • What:
    Family Events
  • When:
  • Where:
    Lunch Room

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries, then create your own with help from our friendly team.

Sunday 5 October
Drawing with Wire
Look closely at an object and draw its form in wire to create a 3D sculpture.

Sunday 12 October
Design a Magical Hat – Big Draw 2014
The V&A is full of wonderful things, including lots of hats. In the book 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day', Clara and her family visit the Museum for a special day out. Design your own magical hat inspired by the V&A.

Sunday 19 October
Angels and Knights
Illustrate your own Tudor angel or knight and give your sculpture wings and personality by writing a story to go along with your creation. Inspired by the Wolsey Angels campaign.

Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November:
October Half-Term Programme
Join us for a half-term full of activities inspired by the exhibition ‘Constable: the Making of a Master’. Create your own weather mobile, learn about landscape techniques in our Make-it: Painting workshop or join in with a story/poetry-making session and enter the world of Constable’s countryside scenes.

Sunday 9 November
Dazzling Rangoli
Search the Museum for bold patterns to create your very own Rangoli design small enough to take home, inspired by Diwali celebrations.

Sunday 16 November
Lively Letters
Search the Museum for unusual letters - you will find them on lots of surfaces including glass, tapestry, ceramics and marble, as well as in old hand-written books. Then create your own marvellous monogram masterpiece.

Sunday 23 & 30 November
Project photo
Create your own photographic film reel on acetate inspired by the Museum’s photographic collection. Learn about the photographic process and then project your image onto a screen.

Sunday 7 December
Drawing with Wire
Look closely at an object and draw its form in wire to create a 3D sculpture.

Sunday 14 December
Museum Migrations: connecting cultures
Be part of an art installation creating connections between different objects from the Museum’s collection.

Sunday 21 December
Outrageous Outfits
Search the Museum for unique accessories. Look for interesting shapes, lines, colours and design an accessory to make your outfit more outrageous for a party at the V&A.

Saturday 27 December – Sunday 4 January 2015:
Christmas & New Year Programme
Come and be inspired by the magical and surreal world of turn-of-the-century Russian theatrical design this Christmas. Help create and contribute to a large scale cardboard theatre set and watch and take part in dance performances and workshops using elements of the ballet, The Nutcracker.

Sundays, 10.30-17.00
(except during school holidays when other activities are available)
Recommended for ages 5+

Please note that Drop-in Design will now take place in the new Learning Centre on Level 3.

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