Give your kids the chance to get creative through dance and drawing Tramway Family Day: Art Tracks
- Kelly Apter
- 16 September 2014
'The event will allow children to explore natural materials, animal movement and sound, and to make their own sounds, movement and art works'
There aren’t many cultural venues where the outside is as filled with potential as the inside. But with its abundance of treasures, Tramway – and the Hidden Gardens behind it – is perfectly placed to help children explore nature creatively. The latest Tramway Family Day does just that, with Art Tracks bringing together artists from a range of disciplines with organisations such as the RSPB.
‘We wanted to collaborate on a Family Day that drew together our shared interests,’ explains Tramway’s Rosemary James, ‘and exploring interactive creative responses to the natural and animal world seemed like a great way to do it. The Art Tracks event will allow children to explore natural materials, animal movement and sound, and to make their own sounds, movement and art works.’
As with previous Family Days, Art Tracks is free and filled with drop-in activities and short taster sessions aimed at families with babies, toddlers and children up to primary seven. Some elements have limited capacity, so signing up early is a wise move – especially for workshops like ‘Wild Tracks’, which takes inspiration from birds and animals to help children get creative through dance and drawing.
‘As a venue, we continually play with the potential to work across and between different art forms, especially in our programmes for families and young people,’ says James. ‘Often these moments of exchange offer new opportunities to experiment – this is particularly true of 'Wild Tracks', with choreographer and visual artist Brian Hartley, singer Judith Williams and dancer Penny Chivas all working together.’
Tramway, Glasgow, Sun 21 Sep.