Manchester Art Gallery

Clore Art Studio

Important information regarding the Clore Art Studio:

Please note the Clore Art Studio will be closed from Tuesday 7th May until Tuesday 21st May for a new install. The new Clore Art Studio will include a range of creative activities including dressing up, table tennis and drawing. And due to popular demand we are bringing back the building blocks, for families to make sculptural hideouts.


Welcome to the Clore Art Studio; a space for families to be creative together

Everyone can draw. You can write a poem or draw a picture, or write a story with a picture. Put it up on the wall or take it with you, or leave it neatly on the table. Enjoy yourselves, but don’t waste paper. The paper is free. Please leave the table tidy.

Li Yuan-Chia.

Closure: The Clore Art Studio will be closed all day on Wednesday 6 March 2019 for maintenance.


The Clore Art Studio is currently part of the Speech Acts exhibition and has been inspired by the spirit of the LYC Museum and Art Gallery.

In this space you can play hexagonal table tennis designed to promote cooperative play rather than winners and losers.
Be inspired by geometric and abstract prints from our collection to create your own drawings and patterns in our magnetic playground.
Watch Space and Freedom, a film by Helen Petts specially commissioned for Speech Acts.

Please post images of your creations at #MAGfamilies

Keep your eye on our website for other free workshops for families, including our monthly workshop for autistic children; Open doors.