Wednesday 4 March 4.30–6.30pm

Spacex is excited to be hosting the first meeting of the Exeter Area Art Educators The group welcomes anyone in Exeter or the wider south west area who is passionate about art, craft and design education in both formal and informal settings, involving any age group or level.

For further information about the group, please contact:Emese.Hall@exeter.ac.uk and join us on facebook

27 February 2015

11am–1pm, ages 6–11 (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult), £5 or two for £8, includes materials and refreshments

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Led by artist Jenny Mellings, these workshops offer you the chance to explore a wide variety of exciting ideas and artistic techniques.

Draw backgrounds, make props and disguises, and dance during the creation of a riotous film for Youtube that you can share with friends and family.

1 September 2014

1-4pm, all ages, free

A chance to see a film made with Ellen Tinkham School students for exetreme imagination 2014, and to try out an activity designed by students as part of their Bronze Arts Award.

1 September 2014

11am–1pm & 2–4pm, ages 6–11 (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult), free, booking essential

Book 11am–1pm (ages 8 and under)
Book 2–4pm (ages 8+)

Produced in Victorian Britain, Penny Dreadfuls were flimsy books full of scary and sensational stories. In this workshop, storyteller Sara Hurley will work with you to help craft your very own dreadful tale. When the story is complete, you’ll create a Victorian style lantern, and come together for a lamp-lit story time accompanied by hot chocolate.

Part of exetreme imagination 2014.

1 September 2014

11am–1pm, ages 6–11 (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult), £5 or two for £8, includes materials and refreshments

Book

Led by artist Jenny Mellings, these workshops offer you the chance to explore a wide variety of exciting ideas and artistic techniques.

Alter a t-shirt with fabric collage and drawing to make a colourful, individual outfit emblazoned with messages and images of the moment.

3 July 2014

Spacex has been an Arts Award centre since 2007. Arts Award offers a range of unique qualifications that support children and young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, and inspires them to connect with the wider art world. There are no entry requirements, apart from having an interest in exploring new creative experiences, and undertaking challenges in an art form, from fashion to film making, pottery to poetry.

In our latest Arts Award projects, children from Ladysmith Junior School, Exeter, and the Devon Youth Inclusion Support Programme have achieved Arts Award Explore, and Arts Award Discover. Children visited exhibitions at Spacex, took part in artist led activities, recorded what inspired them, and created their own artworks which were then exhibited in the gallery.

This autumn we are offering all children aged five and over the chance to find out about Arts Award and achieve their first certificate. To find out more, you are invited to come along to ‘Introducing Arts Award’ on Saturday 13 September.

3 July 2014

2.30–4pm, ages 5-11, free, booking essential (children must be accompanied by an adult)

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Meet an artist, take part in a short activity, and find out how activities at Spacex can lead to an Arts Award certificate. Please see the following page for further details about Arts Award.

3 July 2014

10.30am–12pm, all ages, free, booking essential (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

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Storyteller Ian Siddons Heginworth has written a new tale inspired by the exhibition. Listen to his performance, then help him make up some new stories. This fun, lively session will give participants a new perspective on the exhibition and generate new ideas.

3 July 2014

1–4pm, all ages, free, drop in (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Make marks using the biggest or the smallest paintbrush money can buy; paint a memory; mix the perfect shade of blue; start a painting and let your friend finish it; forget about being good at this; enjoy the process; show us how you did it; tell us what inspires you; paint with your eyes closed; turn it into something else; peep through the painting; make an artwork for all to enjoy; take home a piece of art in a box.

This summer holiday you’re invited to spend time at Spacex in the pop-up Studio Café. Creative challenges will be provided for you to take part in, hot and cold drinks, ice lollies, and snacks will be available to purchase.  

3 July 2014

10–11.15am, ages 18 months-3 years, free, booking essential 

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Come and enjoy creative play exercises developed by artists Catherine Cartwright and Tamsin Pender during their time working at Spacex with toddlers and young children from Stoke Hill Nursery, Exeter. Run in association with The Carousel Project.

28 April 2014