Young People in galleries

Young people

Young Curators Group

 If you are aged between 16 - 22 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.

Creative Project: Bob and Roberta Smith

Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 August 2015

Explore the art of artist and political activist Bob and Roberta Smith. Take part in this year's creative project and go on a creative journey. Over the week you will explore the work of artist and political activist Bob and Roberta Smith and visit him in his studio, develop your ideas in a sketchbook and create your own artwork to be displayed at a public exhibition at the William Morris Gallery. You will be supported throughout by professional artist Della Rees and Gallery learning staff. Practical sessions will include skills in graphic design and sign writing as well as discussion of how art can be used to send a message or campaign for a cause. You do not need to be studying art to take part but an enthusiasm for making art and looking at art is a must!

Email wmg.bookings@walthamforest.gov.uk now to book your place or to ask us a question.

Booking is essential as places limited. Participants must be available for the whole project, five days 10am – 4pm.

Free, all materials provided. For young people aged 16-22.

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 Rebecca Jacobs, Cultural Programme Officer rebecca.jacobs@walthamforest.gov.uk 0208 496 1465