Families are invited to visit Tate Liverpool’s family space situated on the first floor and open daily from 10.00–17.50. Named the Clore Learning Centre it comprises a family learning room, an ‘Ideas Lounge’ for young people, and a studio space for workshops giving families the opportunity to relax, play and create in this space while enjoying the beautiful views over the Mersey.
This summer, the family learning room has been transformed, taking inspiration from the work on display in Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms. Francis Bacon often painted invisible structures around the people in his paintings. Using the giant boxes available families are invited to play inside the cubes, experiment with colour, images and objects on the projector and change the atmosphere of the room.
LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2016 SUNDAY COMEDY CLUB
Sunday 31 July, 28 August, 25 September and 16 October 2016
FREE DROP-IN (Please note places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis)
Families can drop into this free monthly workshop where they can create their own comedy acts inspired by Liverpool Biennial 2016. Families are invited to bring their own ideas along to the workshop which can be shaped into acts of poetry, singing or stand-up comedy. Educators and comedians will be on hand to help families to develop their performances and at the end of each day there will be the opportunity to perform their act within the gallery.
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6, Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13, Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20, Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 and Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016
Throughout the summer holidays, families are invited to drop into an exciting summer workshop inspired by the work of Francis Bacon on display in Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms. Led by artist Andrea Pazos, participants will work with clay, wire and other materials and use hands-on techniques to manipulate the materials to create their own small world. Families can also have fun playing with projections and lighting in the Clore Learning Studio to experiment with themes of distortion.
AUTISM FRIENDLY SUMMER SESSIONS
Tuesday 9 August 2016
10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00
Artist Sarah Marsh will lead a drop-in creative workshop for children with autism and other social communication issues, their siblings, families and carers. Sarah will use Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms as a starting point for exploring sensory materials. This workshop aims to give families the opportunity to take part in Tate Liverpool’s creative family programme at their own pace. The session will run from the Clore Learning Centre which will be closed to the general public. Families can use the three adjoining spaces; the studio where Sarah will lead the hands-on activity, the quiet space to relax in, and the family space which has been designed with artist Andrea Pazos where families can play with colour, images and projections.