Get Crafty at the Soane!

Schools and Families Officer Cynthia Adobea-Aidoo introduces the Museum's fabulous Children's Holiday workshops and drop-in sessions

What do Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker all have in common? They all have exciting alter egos as Superman, Batman and Spiderman of course. This summer holiday we’ve let our imaginations run wild and created fantasy alter egos at just one of our many children’s holiday workshops.

Images from Alter Ego workshop

Children on the Alter Ego Workshop


Come the school holidays we throw open the doors of our dedicated art room and let the children take over (that’s right, strictly no parents allowed!). Led by one of our educational freelancers and inspired by our collection of classical curios we’ve also had fun making bejewelled Egyptian death masks and creating spooky shadow puppets to tell tall tales of nocturnal museum goings-on.

Image from the Shadow Puppet Workshop

Enjoying the Shadow Puppet workshop

There are still a small number of places available for our two exciting workshops next week -  Vanishing London and Maps, Plans and Spaces. In the Vanishing London workshop, children will be creating 3-d pop-up maps based on how London has changed over the years; and in Maps, Plans and Spaces we’ll be getting messy making plaster models to explore positive and negative space. Book now and receive half price tickets for both of these workshops.  To find out more see our webpage.

On Saturday 17 and 31 August you can also come to one of our free family drop-ins, where the whole family can make and create together. Just drop in any time between 1-4pm.
Behind the creative and crafty scenes, the Education Department is gearing up for the launch of our forthcoming Autumn 2013/14 holiday programme. Packed with sessions for both children and families, we’ll be offering a host of half term and Christmas workshops centred around art and architecture as well as those linked our upcoming Alan Sorrell Exhibition (25 October 2013 – 25 January 2014). So, if you like the sound of making a gruesome gargoyle, performing in a puppet pantomime or creating a Canopic Jar keep an eye on our website for full details!

Find out more about the work of our Education department, including our Adult workshops and outreach activities, please visit our Education pages.

Posted on 14 August 2013 in Education & Outreach
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