Photo of a young child painting while looking at the camera.
Family enjoying a painting workshop. All smiling and looking at the camera.
Colourful painting of a blue figure, surrounded by yellow and red outline.
EVENT05.08.2022 / 11.00am3.00pm

Starting school

Creative Workshops

How does it feel to arrive in a new place? How can we help children get ready to start school?

Join Ikon and artist Haseebah Ali for a free creative workshop exploring these questions. Aimed at all families with pre-school children, the workshop includes experimenting with making and materials to create your own artworks. Older siblings also welcome.

This workshop is organised in partnership with University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham and Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge), part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Ready or Not study, which aims to explore children’s development in Reception and Year 1. It is part of Ikon’s Arrivals programme for Summer 2022, concerned with the international movement of people and ideas and organised to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Ikon’s Learning Programme is supported by Cass Art.

About the artist

Haseebah Ali is an artist and printmaker based in Birmingham. Her work is based on cultural themes and political circumstances and has been included in group and solo exhibitions. An artist educator, Ali has facilitated workshops with multiple members of the community in Birmingham.

Event Date

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Event Details

Free. No need to book, just drop-in

This event takes place at Ikon Gallery.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

If you have any access requirements for the session contact

Image Credits
1. Family Saturday workshop. All images courtesy of Ikon.

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