Families at Phoenix Brighton
Every month we hold free, drop-in sessions for families to come create together.
Our Family Fun workshops typically take place on the first Saturday of each month.
Enjoy working as a family to explore different materials in these relaxed, fun workshops with Phoenix artists. All you need is your imagination and a willingness to get stuck in!
There are currently no forthcoming courses in this category - please check back soon.
Leap Then Look
Children's Summer School
Week one - 12 to 16 August for children aged 6-9 years
Week two - 19 to 23 August for children aged 10-13 years
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
This summer Leap Then Look are running two, week-long, summer schools for children aged 6-9 and 10-13 at Phoenix Brighton. Each will be a five-day adventure in contemporary art, where children will discover a range of new art making techniques through a mixture of structured and open-ended daily activities. The focus will be on working together, exploring our ideas practically, using a wide range of inspiring materials and looking at the work and processes of artists working now. Children will work with different media and technology to create their own images, videos, objects, performances and environments, always working BIG, trying things out in new and unexpected ways and asking questions.
“Make a sculpture as big as you, make it something you can wear, or climb inside. Make a video of it, choose some music to go with it. Dance! Can you involve more people? Make a placard, shout it across the room, make this the title for a sculpture and ask someone else to make it. Make another, bigger one together. Can it make a sound? Give it to someone else and teach them how to play it. What else can you do with it? Create a performance with the objects you have made. Take pictures. Project the images onto the wall, draw over the projections. What have you made?”
The workshops will run Monday – Friday 9am till 5pm. At 4pm on the Friday of each week there will be an exhibition of the work made over the week: an opportunity for children to share what they have been doing with parents/carers and to involve them in the things we have made and experiences we have had together.
The Summer School will offer children new ways of thinking about art, expanding their experience and expectations, teaching them how to use art making to pose and answer questions, developing a critical and questioning vocabulary. It will give them collaborative skills and develop a collective sense of pride in their work. Most of all it will be a fun and inspiring experience, building confidence, forming friendships and supporting well-being.