CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

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Get inspired with street art

Take a walk with Camille Walala, a street artist on a mission to brighten up public spaces. With this short film by Tate Kids, explore colour and shapes as you learn about how they can uplift spaces, creating a sense of wonder and excitement in our everyday lives. 3 minutes 35 seconds Image: Francesca Saraco

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EMBRACE YOUR HERITAGE WITH ‘SOMOS LAMBETH’

Submit an entry (or spread and share!) Somos Lambeth (We Are Lambeth) Photo Competition. For Portuguese speaking students- this project aims to celebrate and explore the importance of students’ identity as Portuguese Speakers in Lambeth. Participants will have the chance for their work to be displayed as part of a future exhibition. Image by Martin Lopez

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An Inside Look at ‘Brixton Blue’

Revisit a familiar spot and take in the hustle and bustle of Brixton, as artist Denzil Forrester discusses his first major UK public commission, 'Brixton Blue' (2018)- based of his previous painting 'Three Wicked Men' (1982). Through his painting, Forrester explores themes of racial injustice, community heritage, viewer identity and gentrification. Filmed by Art on the Underground. Image by Muata Jordan Langley

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Get Crafting: Pinch Pots

Discover a new medium as Ceramicist Sam Andrew shares one of his first lessons in the world of clay: making a pinch pot. Students can follow this simple step-by-step guide by Crafts Council, an excellent resource for aspiring potters or those who just want to try something new. All you need is some air dry clay to get started. Image by Andy Kelly

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Draw to Focus

Build creative confidence and skills that can be used in different contexts with this refreshing drawing activity. British Ceramics Biennial and artist Sarah Fraser takes participants through a relaxed drawing session using handmade inks and drawing tools. Looking at daily routines and common household objects, explore creativity through the home and outdoors. Image by Alex Jones

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Make and Learn: Repeat Pattern Design

Create 'visual music' with this step-by-step guide! A fun introduction to pattern design and the 'Omega Workshops' art collective founded by Roger Fry. All you need is some paper and coloured pencils to get started. The Courtauld has designed this workshop for school groups or home learning. Image by Alice Butenko

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Explore the art of Kehinde Wiley

Encourage young people to interrogate and interpret Wiley's work and to participate in practical creative exercises. Well known for his highly naturalistic paintings of people of colour, Wiley's exhibition 'The Yellow Wallpaper' was exhibited in William Morris Gallery featuring newly commissioned portraits of Black women from Dalston, East London. Image by Jessica Felicio X William Morris

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Explore the art of Rashid Johnson

Get to know the work of conceptual interdisciplinary artist Rashid Johnson. With this workshop guide, teachers can walk students through complex subjects around identity and belonging illustrated by Johnson. Complete with practical activity and discussion prompts that are suitable across key stages. Presented by international gallery Hauser and Wirth. Image by Jene Stephaniuk

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