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Young People

Workshops and projects

Are you interested in writing poetry or creating art? Maybe you could take part in one of our FREE workshops or projects for young people. Following on from a successful poetry workshop in July and creative project in August the next workshop will be letterpress printing to coincide with our annual exhibition of work by young people.

FREE Letterpress Printing Workshop

Saturday 21 January 2017

2pm - 5pm

Create your own radical print with Paekakariki Press and explore William Morris’s interest the art of traditional letterpress printing. Learn the process of setting the type, inking up and using the press then print your design to take home. For young people aged 16 – 22. To book your place please contact us at wmg.bookings@walthamforest.gov.uk  

Young Curators Group

If you are aged between 16 - 25 and would like to get involved behind the scenes at the Gallery, meet new people and curate events, you might want to join the Young Curators Group.

The Young Curators are a group of 16 to 25 year olds who collaborate with the WMG to curate, organise and host events and an annual exhibition for young people at the Gallery.

The group meets twice a month throughout the year to reflect on recent activities, discuss, and plan for future projects. Over the last year the group have worked on a Poetry Workshop, the Walthamstow Garden Party, Creative Project and African Fashion Showcase. They have also curated the annual Autumn exhibition of artwork by other young people, researching and writing the interpretation, organising the opening event, and hanging the exhibition. The Young Curators also work with artists and creative professionals, visit exhibitions across London and have the opportunity to gain their bronze Arts Award.

Group tours

Youth and community groups from Waltham Forest can book a free Waltham Forest Welcome when they visit as a group. The Waltham Forest Welcome is available by appointment subject to staff availability, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and includes a personal welcome from the Activities and Events Officer, a brief introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. Together we look at and discuss an object from the collection to practice our critical thinking skills after which the group is ready to explore the Gallery by themselves. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.

To book a tour, register your interest in any of these opportunities or for more information please contact us at wmg.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk 0208 496 4390

Events

The Gallery holds a variety of free events and activities throughout the year exclusively for young people aged 16 - 25. These include creative workshops and projects that take place on weekends and school holidays. See our What’s On page for upcoming events.