I feel like I’m a little late to the party with this post ! The Edinburgh Art Festival has been going since the 28th July and will continue until the 28th August and it’s got some great looking activities for kids !! These include :
This weekend on the 13th August, they have the Magical Garden workshop at the City Art Centre – Drop in session. Using the painting Garden at Night (Moth) by John Maxwell as a starting point, you will be able to create a collage of your favourite bugs. 4-5pm
The Dazzle Hub at Ocean Terminal (1st floor mall, towards Debenhams). Project Dazzle invites you and your mini artists to become dazzle designers with free dazzle-themed drop in arts activities and workshops for all ages. For the duration of the festival, the Dazzle Hub will become an exhibition space for the work produced by participants in Dazzle workshops, in the run up to and during the festival. The Dazzle Hub will be running free drop in activities from Friday to Sunday 10-5pm..
Surreal Adventures – At the Gallery of Modern Art the lawn in front of Modern One is home this summer to Surreal Adventures – a play area designed to be enjoyed by children and families – inspired by many of the motifs found in the work of Surrealist artists such as Rene Magritte. At the centre of the enclosed park includes a slide based on Magritte’s painting The Magic Mirror, an undulating, distorted picnic area, a mysterious empty fireplace and cast concrete Chesterfield sofa, and enigmatically framed doorways. Daily until the 11th September – 10 – 4.30pm.