Families are invited to attend Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum on the 20th November for a FREE session of interactive art and craft activities aimed at children and families. The activities will bring together themes of genetics, heritability, and identity and will include a child-friendly pre-recorded presentation by a genetics expert. The children will each contribute artwork, based around their identity, that will be transformed into a sculpture by artist Tammy Woodrow. The final sculpture will be displayed in the art gallery for public viewing. There is no need to book, just drop-in to either the morning session (10am - 12pm) or the afternoon session (1pm - 3pm) to get involved!
For those unable to come, or who would prefer to avoid in-person events, activity boxes containing arts materials can be collected from the Gallery from 13th November and the art work completed at home (with artwork returned on/before the 20th to ensure it is included in the sculpture). The presentation by the clinical scientist can also be accessed online at www.warwick.ac.uk/idna/whoami
What makes you who you are? What characteristics did you inherit, and how do they influence your identity? This event invites budding artists aged 7-12 (although open to all ages) to explore these questions through interactive games and craft activities, bringing questions of identity and genetics to life. There'll be the chance to hear from a genetics expert, and to create a collaborative sculpture full of personality using your artwork, with artist Tammy Woodrow. The finished sculpture will be displayed in Leamington Spa Museum and Art Gallery until December 2021, alongside the I:DNA art installation.
Felicity Boardman and Corinna Clark (University of Warwick), in collaboration with STAMP and Tammy Woodrow
Anyone but primarly children aged 7-12 and their familes
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