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Children & Families

Start the Art


Start the Art

Tuesday 9 January / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door*

For accompanied children aged under 5


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Responding to January’s Project Space exhibition, hosted by Parlor Dance, we kick off 2018 with a month of workshops exploring movement and play. Using a series of props ranging from fabrics to cardboard, we’ll investigate the different ways we can alter our surroundings to get our little ones moving.  


This week we'll work with Helen Parlor, the Artistic Director of MÓTUS, as she takes participants through an extreme messy play session working with movement, paint, textures and fabrics. Participants will have lots of fun rolling, splatting, jumping and using their adult partner to create visual patterns to take home.



City Club


City Club is an ambitious proposal to animate the public spaces surrounding MK Gallery and the northern end of Midsummer Boulevard. The Learning team will use the three main themes of City Club (garden, piazza and playground) as a means to explore how we use public space in Milton Keynes and how, as a community, we can engage with MK Gallery’s exciting expansion plans. 



Places are limited, and booking essential. Ensure you book the correct number of child tickets for children that you need and adult tickets for adults. Thank you.


Please note, there is a small charge of £1 per person for each Start the Art session. The charge is payable on the door, but due to the popularity of the sessions, please reserve your tickets online. 



City Club         

January 2018


What is Start the Art?

Happening every Tuesday and Wednesday morning in MK Gallery Events Space, these participatory sessions hosted by friendly artists aim to help you and your child explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities, including painting, drawing and mark-making. 


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