Drop In Design

  • What:
    Family Events
  • When:
  • Where:
    Throughout V&A

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a design challenge and bring your own fantastic ideas to life. On selected days, create an Outrageous Outfit, curate a Cabinet of Curiosities, design your own Pop up Playground and make your own monogram in Lively Letters.

Sundays, 10.30-17.00

Recommended for ages 5+

Pick up a design challenge and create your own fantastic design. See below for weekly listings.

Location: Lunchroom in the Learning Centre on Level 3.

For more information about Drop-in Design please see the link on the left.

Please note that Drop-in Design will not run on 24 & 31 May due to holiday activities.

Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May
May Half-Term
Join us this May half-term to explore the creative world of Renaissance Italy. Imagine you’re an artist presenting your designs to the magnificent Medici’s. Play your part in an interactive performance in the galleries and soak up the atmosphere surrounded by renaissance art and architecture.
Location: Various

Sunday 7 June
Cabinets of Curiosities
Explore the museum to discover curious treasures. What do they have in common? Consider colour, materials, function and shape. Select and collect objects and artworks to create your own Cabinet of Curiosity.

Sunday 14 June
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.

Sunday 21 June
Refugee Week
Join us to create your own Kaleidoscope mirrored b0x inspired by the new Damascus Room display. Collect geometric patterns and shapes from the collection to add to your design.

Sunday 28 June
Pop up Playgrounds
Families imagine what it would be like if the V&A was their playground and they could play on all the fabulous furniture, objects and sculptures. Families design and make pop-up playgrounds displaying all the objects they would like to slide down, bounce on, climb up or play on.

Sunday 5 July - 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 12 July - 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.

Sunday 19 July - Drawing with Wire
Look closely at an object and draw its form in wire to create a 3D sculpture.

Sunday 26 July - Cabinets of Curiosities
Explore the museum to discover curious treasures. What do they have in common? Consider colour, materials, function and shape. Select and collect objects and artworks to create your own Cabinet of Curiosity.

Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23 to be confirmed

Sunday 30 August - Summer Imagination Station
Be inspired by the new summer garden installation by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and use it to draw unusual views of the museum and its surroundings.

Sunday 6 September - Incredible Inventions
Become inspired by the Museum’s weird and wonderful inventions, from Glove Stretchers to Moustache Spoons, then design and make a prototype of your own Incredible Invention.

Sunday 13 September - Chuseok Korean Family Day (plus Digital Kids)
Join us to celebrate Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Festival with traditional music, games, storytelling and kite making and the chance to try on Korean costume and take part in a K-Pop dance workshop. Transport yourself and your family into the palaces and gardens of Korea and with special effects and photography with Digital Kids.
With thanks to Samsung

Sunday 20 September - Extraordinary Structures
Make extraordinary structures inspired by shapes, surfaces and patterns you find in the Museum (inspired by the Heatherwick Studio exhibition in 2012).

Sunday 27 September - Digital Design weekend
Don’t miss this year’s weekend of digital events as part of the London Design Festival. Many activities are suitable for all the family and will introduce you to unusual and exciting ideas.

Drop-in Design runs every Sunday during term time throughout the year. The July – September programme will be published in June.

Imagination Station and take part in an interactive performance where you’ll meet fantastical characters and hear strange and wonderful tales.

Location: Various locations

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