Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

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Gemma Gibb, Families Editor
Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth
Image courtesy of The Whitworth

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth, Manchester, 19 January–9 February 2019, free entry - Visit now

We’re clicking the heels of our wellies together in glee as The Whitworth‘s free, play-based outdoor art sessions make a welcome return every Saturday morning from 19 January until half-term.

Rain or shine (there’s even been snow painting), experienced artists and Forest School practitioners run fun creative art and nature sessions to let kids’ creativity (literally) run wild.

Even in winter, Whitworth Park is a beautiful spot, full of history, tall trees and different landscapes to walk, leap and tumble around. You may even spot the odd resident Parakeet.

The sessions are different each week but expect larks such as mud sculpting, painting in puddles and water play with channels, chutes, funnels and tubes.

We love that the little artists lead, so construction materials can become either outdoor sculpture, dens or obstacle courses – whatever you fancy.

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Bug hunting and worm finding are also usually involved.

As you’d expect from a venue which truly allows families and intergenerational groups of all ages to have a great visit together, Outdoor Art Club is drop-in, allowing you to move around and explore in your own time.

If this isn’t enough excitement for one morning, try out the Welly Walk too and bomb around the playground. Inside, the Cafe in the Trees has good value seasonal breakfast, lunch and kids’ menus.

Pick up an art hamper to explore the galleries together inside, including the current We Are 11 exhibition of works selected by 11 year old children in Manchester.

Dress for the weather (spare clothes recommended) and meet in Whitworth Park.

 

 

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth, Manchester

19 January–9 February 2019
Free entry

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