Inspired by the Louis Wain exhibition Brent Museum and Brent Archives deliver a wide range of free events for families
We do one off workshops and short courses for everyone to be inspired and get creative. All family events take place in the Education Room, on the ground floor of Willesden Green Library Centre.
3D cats Tuesday 26 July, 1pm to 4pm Inspired by Louis Wain's futuristic cats, design and make your own 3D model. (Just drop in)
Pop-up cards Thursday 28 July, 2pm to 4pm Design and make your own Louis Wain pop-up card. (Limited Places)
Glass patterns Tuesday 2 August, 2pm to 4pm Inspired by colour and pattern in Louis Wain's work, create your own window decoration. (Limited Places)
Creative masks and bookmarks Thursday 4 August, 1pm to 4pm Using different patterns, create your very own masks or bookmarks. (Just drop in)
Electric bags Tuesday 9 August, 2pm to 4pm Design and print a bag inspired by Louis Wain's Electric cats. (Limited places)
Printing postcards Tuesday 16 August, 2pm to 4pm Design and print your own Louis Wain postcard. (Limited places)
Celebrating 125 years of the Mayhew Animal Home Thursday 18 August, 1pm to 4pm Join us for an afternoon of activities to learn about the work of the Mayhew Animal Home. The afternoon will include a talk, children's activities and an information stall. (Drop-in)
Circus cats Tuesday 23 August, 1pm to 4pm Design your own acrobatic circus stars and make a mechanical toy. (Drop-in)
They are family events encouraging accompanying adults to get involved too so any age that is able to stick, colour and fold is normally fine if the adult can follow instructions and helps along. You will be able to see the person delivering the session when you arrive and see an example of what we are making that day so you can decide then if it is OK for a five year old.
We don't take bookings, the 'places limited' are for sessions which are a little bit more involved and will include a visit to the exhibition for children to see the paintings and then the creative activity. It is a way to ensure that families turn up on time so they don't miss out on proper time to finish their pop-up card or bag etc.
We did experiment with bookings last year but many families block booked and then didn't turn up despite reminding them so we had free places but no-one to fill them .
The drop in sessions are more casual and shorter and you can make your mask or drawings anytime within the afternoon.