Manchester Art Gallery

Holiday activities

Family workshops

During most school holidays we offer free artist led workshops for families. These sessions are suitable for all ages; we always work with 2 artists, one with an early years specialism and one who develops activities for older children. Keep an eye on this website for more details.

Light Fantastic 

Free Family Art Session 

Play with light and colour in our Clore Art Studio this October half term. In this session you will experiment with coloured filters to make giant luminous patterns on the gallery walls. Create your own colourful light catching artworks to take home. Early years artist Frances Walker has developed a sensory play area for our youngest visitors and artist Simone Frater-Russell will lead special activities for older children and their parents.

All the activities are inspired by the Nordic Craft and Design exhibition and explore themes of colour, shape and light.

Sessions run on Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27

1-3pm, just drop in no need to book

Don’t forget our Clore Art Studio is open daily and that you can borrow a tool belt to explore the gallery anytime. If you want to draw, just ask our VS team if you can borrow a drawing pack from the front desk.