Discover the Gallery through looking and making activities in this specially developed program for young children and their parents or carers through crafty workshops and playful activities.
Family Programs at the National Gallery are based on a philosophy of slowing down, focusing on one work of art, developing observation and thinking skills, inspiring curiosity and wonder, and fostering collaboration between children and adults. Co-ordinated by the gallery’s Education Department, the Family Programs have been highly subscribed by youngsters and their families as well as school groups from a variety of social backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on making personal connections to the artworks on display.
The workshops are designed to provide an opportunity for children to learn about culture and history through the gallery’s permanent collection and exhibitions. Many of the workshops are age-specific, while others are designed for a broader age range. The children are invited to experience exciting visual arts workshops in a fun, cultural and educational environment with gifted and capable art instructors.
Please note that some programs require advance registration while others have onsite sign-in on the date of the program.