Fortnightly Activities

Family Takeover

The Edge

Join artist educator Victoria Willmott for a series of fun and informal creative activities that explore our current exhibition or special themes. Family Takeovers happen every fortnight during advertised dates (see below) and are particularly suitable for children aged 4-12 years.

Families can drop-in and stay for ten minutes or an hour – it’s up to you! Victoria can also help you complete our free activity sheets. Aprons are available but activities won’t be very messy. Materials are provided free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Free – drop in between 11am – 2pm


26 October
Create traditional stone sculptures out of soft coloured clay. Taking inspiration from the architecture of John Nash’s structures in the exhibition to sculpt and recreate in your own style.

9 November
Explore painting and drawing with brown ink and coffee to create a sepia tone landscape picture.  Create the look of old fashioned painting through these limited colours and express the mood and energy of the landscape.

23 November
Create your own ‘claude lens’ to see the picturesque landscape with the original tint filter. Using recycled materials to create this pocket lens to carry with you on your picturesque walks to see the landscape through a different perspective.

7 December
Explore the narrative of the picturesque, invent fairytales and stories of the buildings from the exhibition. Using recycled materials including cardboard, vinyl and paper to create a fairytale dice with pictures of castles, follies, trees, landscapes and characters. Roll the dice to create your own stories to image at home.

Really Great! Lovely variety of media and ideas. Great support from artist in helping children extend their creations!

Best art class I’ve been to!

Workshop Leader: Victoria Willmott is an illustrator and artist educator with a BA in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts and an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at University of the West of England.

Victoria designs creative art workshops for children and specialises in experimental drawing, painting and printmaking. Using imaginative and playful approaches to creating art Victoria encourages all ages to pick up a pencil. She jointly set up Bristol Print Collective who deliver printmaking workshops for adults and children across the South West. Victoria runs sessions with the RWA in Bristol and assists at the Family Saturdays at Hauser and Wirth in Somerset.