There’s a chance for parents and children to get a taster of the regular fun, creative learning activities offered by MK Gallery on Saturday 30 January in the unusual setting of the busy shopping mall at intu Milton Keynes. Between 12 noon and 4pm accompanied children aged 5+ are welcome to drop in to a free, “Art Nest Boxes” workshop taking place near the popular Frog Clock and the Information Desk at intu.
Artist Aaron Head has been commissioned by MK Gallery to devise and host the session, where children will be able to make their own paper nesting box sculpture to take away with them. Materials will be provided to inspire children to customise a paper nest box, working to an urban theme, which might result, for example, in a modified skyscraper or row of terraces. No special skills are needed by children, just plenty of imagination!
Spaces in the Art Nest Boxes children’s workshop are limited and subject to availability on the day, but anyone unable to fit in or without time to stop will be able to pick up a bird colouring-in sheet to complete at home, along with details of the gallery’s Tuesday and Wednesday morning Start the Art sessions for under 5s and Saturday Studio sessions for over 5s.