Saturday Art Club
18 September 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm
Let's get creatively empowered in the Main Gallery with Saturday Art Club. For these special iterations, you can use the space and wall of the gallery to make and to display your creations! Play, explore, and learn about yourselves and the world around you through arts and craft activities.
Join Associate Artist Raisa McClarey-Francis for this weekend's SAC, where we will make relief sculptures of faces using clay!
Raisa attended an Afro-Caribbean school called Erondu, based at Hyson Green Boys Club, which is now Hyson Green Youth Club. "We had a woman called Madge that used to come and teach us how to make pottery. Our lessons were full of Laughter and fun. Everyone learnt how to throw, whilst I and others supported in helping to make something out of the air-dry clay."
In response to 4UBU, we are inspired by the framework of the Black supplementary school movement from the 1960s supporting Black British children, organised on a volunteer basis by parents, teachers, churches and community groups. Be a part of our SAC community, where we value the cultures and knowledge generated from children and families not taught within school curriculums. On reflection of the benefit of grassroots and community-led education that sits outside formal mainstream schooling, these accessible creative workshops should provide an opportunity for the whole family to learn new skills, use their pre-existing knowledge, and learn about aspects of Black culture.
Everyone is welcome! Please book a ticket for each attendee.
Aimed at ages 4–7 | ages 0–10 welcome | In-person event | Booking required