Autumn Family Days at National Craft Gallery

Autumn Family Days at National Craft Gallery

We are delighted to announce our new autumn / winter workshop programme for families. Throughout the year our Education team host an exciting range of Family Day Workshops, which explore the current exhibitions through playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas. Our autumn workshops are inspired by our fashion exhibition Second Skin and focus on textiles.

On the Second Saturday of every month we invite young makers and their families to the National Craft Gallery to take part in a hands-on craft workshop that begins with a tour of the gallery, designed to get you in the mood for creating! Workshops are designed for children aged 5 – 13 years old but all the family is welcome to stay and take part.

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FAMILY DAY: Rip & ReMake Wearables with Dee Harte - 15 Nov, 10.30am & 12 noon

Re-imagine old T-shirts in this Rip & Remake Wearables workshop. Join textile artist Dee Harte to design and create upcycled sustainable wearables. Take apart your old Ts - ripping, stitching, crocheting and embellishing to create inventive new wearable pieces. Exploring and taking inspiration from the Second Skin exhibition children will learn about sustainability in clothing and will learn new textile skills. Booking required.


FAMILY DAY: Fairytales in Stitch With Caroline Schofield - 13 Dec, 10.30am & 12 noon

Join textile artist Caroline Schofield for a morning of stories and stitching. Caroline will share with the children how she collaborated with fashion designer Natalie B Coleman in designing fabric for the Second Skin project. Taking inspiration from this piece the children will collaborate to create a group textile piece that will stay in the gallery for the duration of the Second Skin exhibition. Booking required.


FAMILY DAY: Second Skin Children’s Studio Session with Carrie Lynam - 10 Jan, 10.30am & 12 noon

The Second Skin Studio Floor is throwing open its doors for the morning and inviting children to become designers and makers. Taking inspiration from the exhibition, children will design their own unique wearable garment from an old piece of clothing. Children will be supervised in using the tools on offer on the Second Skin Studio Floor. Booking required.


GUIDED VISITS: Schools, Groups & Public Tours

We are always happy to welcome groups and school classes to the National Craft Gallery for guided gallery visits. We tailor each visit to suit the needs and interests of your group.

Explore the exhibition on Saturday afternoons with our chatty Crafternoon Tours. These guided gallery visits are fun for all the family. If you would like to join the Crafternoon Tour, please get in touch in advance to ensure availability. Booking required.



Explore our exhibitions as a family, sharing your ideas on the objects and exhibitions. Our YOUNG MAKERS exhibition guide is an enjoyable and inspirational way to explore our exhibitions, developing your child's visual language and nurturing their creativity.

Visit our website Learn Craft Design for inspiration for some interesting craft and design projects you can do at home, designed for you by our craft makers - these projects are explained simply and can be done at the kitchen table!