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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.

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