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City Art Centre Glittering Programmes

Night ViewGlittering Programmes for Families and Schools and Adult Lecture Programme

All our family events are suitable for children 4+. All events are free. Some of the events relate to a specific exhibition. We would however encourage you to make a day out of your visit, and sample all four of our fantastic exhibitions which each have a family focus.

We welcome schools to visit our four imaginative exhibitions independently. We also have a choice of excellent workshops which are offered on a first come first served basis. All events are free for schools except the drama workshops on 10, 18 and 26 November which cost £30 per session per class. Some of the events relate to a specific exhibition. We would however encourage you to make a day out of your visit, and sample all four excellent exhibitions each of which have a strong curricular focus.

In Space Age you will marvel at the fantastic toys and objects related to space. Discover the fantasy worlds created in books, film and television. Touch a meteorite. Learn about new technology and materials originally developed for space. Stand next to a real Cosmonaut Suit, watch historic space recordings. Enjoy our collection of Space Toys. Dress up as an astronaut in our fantastic space dress up area.

In Quick on the Draw learn about a range of people who all use drawing as part of their work, from a fireworks company who create fabulous multimedia displays all over the world, to someone who designs wallpaper for a living. The exhibition includes two specially created activity areas - ‘StART' is aimed at 3-6 year olds, and the ‘On Paper' Studio for older children. Both are packed with activities and challenges, all based around drawing. There are lots of areas where you can participate in fun drawing activities like designing a guitar, a firework display and where you will be in the year 2020 and what you would like to see. This exhibition is very cleverly designed to teach children to look at drawing in new and fresh ways.

In Treasured Places complete the family treasure trail to discover interesting facts about Scotland's buildings and archaeology and win a prize. In our arts and crafts activity area you can have fun designing buildings, creating your own stained glass window, printing a carved ceiling and even building your own standing stone circle! Throughout the exhibition there are hands on activities through which you can see Glasgow in 3D, build your own castle and design your own Pictish Symbol Stone - experience the built environment in new and exciting ways!

In our fourth exhibition, A Time and Place learn all about paintings from our collection. The exhibition showcases a wide range of Scottish artists who had their own ‘special' places in Scotland that they were inspired by. The exhibition includes work by Joan Eardley, John Houston and Samuel Peploe.

It is essential to book for all events.

For booking and detailed programmes for families, schools and the adult lecture programme contact our Learning and Access Team on 0131 529 3963/2.

Programmes run from October to 10 January 2009


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