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Interested in the absurd? Become a true Surrealist in this workshop by playing some of the strange games they invented for accessing the weirdest of ideas. Abandon sense and create brilliantly imaginative artworks!

“The imaginary is what tends to become real.” – André Breton

What will you learn on this course?

The Surrealists were a group of young artists who broke all the rules, then put them back in the wrong order. Explore the history of one of the twentieth centuries most infamous art groups and let your imagination run wild as you create truly unique and impossibly bizarre works of art.

In this one-day workshop, children will learn all about surrealist art making, games, and painting while drawing from their imagination. Participants will get to explore different art materials and techniques in order to create ‘surreal affects’. There will be plenty of artwork created for the children to take home.

‘Why do we have to be so uniform? When I order a grilled lobster in a restaurant, why doesn’t anyone bring me a cooked telephone?’ – Salvador Dalì

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and does not require any previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We provide a learning support worker in every session, and additional care can be arranged if necessary. A parent or carer may attend to assist the child if required; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

All course material and equipment are provided. Children should dress appropriately as some of the visual art workshops can get a bit messy.

Please note that lunch is not provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break. If you would like lunch to be included, please book one of our additional childcare options. 

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course? 

Benny Semp 

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