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Story studio

October half term

Wander into a painting with a storyteller, then make-along with an artist in this live family session
Date
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time
11 am - 12 pm BST
Audience
Families, For all ages
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only
Most suitable for ages 4+

About

Story studio brings the family fun of our Gallery storytelling sessions and making workshops to you in the comfort of your own home.    

First, listen as storyteller Fiona Alderton tells the tale behind a painting. Then get creative together and follow along as artist Jo Lewis shows us how to create a story-inspired artwork. Help to finish the tale with your imagination and share what you’ve created.   

This week we’ll be exploring paintings in the collection that tell stories of music, dance, and drama.  

The session will take place online, via Zoom, and will last about an hour. 

Materials you’ll need    

  • Several sheets of A4 paper 

  • Drawing pencils and charcoal 

  • Oil pastels. 

Speakers

Fiona Alderton
Fiona Alderton is a Gallery Educator and storyteller. With a background in performing, she writes and gives sessions for adults and children, including commissions for various organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the Royal Opera House in London.
Jo Lewis
Jo Lewis, a practicing artist and educator, has worked at the National Gallery since 2002. She has worked across many of our education programmes, delivering adult practical courses, drawing workshops, outreach projects, sessions for schools and teachers, and family workshops.

Access

The National Gallery aims to make access to the paintings enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public. There are a range of facilities to help you see the collection, visit exhibitions and come to events.

Story studio

October half term

Wander into a painting with a storyteller, then make-along with an artist in this live family session
Date
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time
11 am - 12 pm BST
Audience
Families, For all ages
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only
Most suitable for ages 4+

Online tickets

Free

This is an online session, hosted on Zoom (cameras are not required and you will not be visible to staff or other participants).    

Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account.  

You will be emailed an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account. 

Bookings close one hour before the event begins. 

Please note, this is a live event. A recording will not be publicly available after the talk. 

Please ensure an adult is present throughout the event.