Degas Day for Families

Degas Day for Families

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Join us for a fun filled family day inspired by the exhibition of work by Edgar Degas.

As part of our Art Masters week, take part in this day of special activities including drawing to music and creating artworks with moving machines.

Take a look at our other Easter holiday events here.

This event has been kindly supported by the Denise Coates Foundation.

Tiny dancers £3.50
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Create your own spinning figure inspired by the dancing figures in Degas’ painting. From ballerinas to superheroes, your mini figures will spin to their hearts content, with the help of these battery powered motors.

Super Spinning Art £2
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Mark making has long been used by artists to create the effect of movement in painting, now try using movement itself to create art! In this crafty workshop, make and design a clever spinner that creates fascinating effects using colour and movement.

In conversation with… Degas! Free
11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

Meet our time travelling artist Degas, as he helps to the story behind his work to visiting families.

As Still As a Statue Free
10.30am - 3.30pm
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Have a go at holding a timed pose on one of our human sized ‘Posing Plinths’, just like the models Degas would have used when painting and sketching. See how long you can hold a pose without laughing or moving!

Young Movers £2
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
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In collaboration with Coventry Performing Arts service, a special opportunity for our youngest visitors to get moving! Taking influence from our art works by Degas and Cecily Brown, the session will combine music, dance, action and movement to create a fun and energetic session for early years.

Please note we are not able to take groups bookings for this event.

Suitable for 1 to 4yrs. Please note that spaces are limited so please arrive promptly to secure your ticket on the day.

Moving Sketches Free
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Create professional sketches that show figures and objects in movement, as you try your hand at this effective technique used by artists and cartoonists.

Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Jordan Well Coventry CV1 5QP
024 7623 7521