New artist-led workshops for children start in Norwich

23 January 2023

An exciting new programme, ST*ART Saturdays: Made in Norwich, for children aged seven to 11 is kicking-off with the first session on Saturday 4 February at the Museum of Norwich.

Led by artist Ali Atkins, these engaging workshops are designed to stimulate creativity, develop skills, and support wellbeing. They will explore the industrial history of Norwich and will focus on making, including shoes and even a miniature Samson. Children will also have the opportunity to work alongside art students and to visit degree shows held by students of the Norwich University of the Arts.

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, cabinet member for communities and partnerships, said: “We all know how important art is for children, and to have access to such a wonderful workshop in the heart of Norwich, which in itself is an incredibly creative and vibrant city. We know that times are tough for a lot of people and therefore we are offering two discretionary places on each workshop. To find out more about these places please contact”

Anna McCarthy, Children and Family Programmes Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to launch this high-quality arts and creativity programme. We understand the value of participating in creative and cultural experiences for our children and young people - particularly in regard to their wellbeing - as well as the importance of developing relationships with our cultural heritage. Lead artist Ali Atkins is an exemplary arts educator, and we look forward to welcoming children into the Museum of Norwich.”

This programme is a Norwich Museums Service production in partnership with East Anglia Art Fund, Norwich University of the Arts and the Town Close Estate Charity.

Each workshop will be held at the Museum of Norwich from 10am to 12:30pm and each will focus on a different theme. They are:

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