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Cabinets of Precious Things: Online Visual Art Workshop 2 - 30 Jul 2021

In this visual art workshop with Duffy Mooney-Sheppard, children can make their very own card cabinet to display something small that's special to them.

Have you heard of cabinets of curiosity or shrine boxes? In cultures all over the world there has been a long history of building small safe houses for precious objects. Objects may be thought of as precious because they are unusual, unique, have an important history or are believed to hold a special power.

In this workshop, construct a small cabinet out of card to hold a tiny precious thing of your own - a place to keep this thing safe while celebrating and displaying it in your home.

Requirements for Participation

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the session, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to take part in the workshop alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level
  • A table to sit at

Materials required:

  • Please print out this A4 template here in advance of the workshop (don't worry if you don't have access to a printer - if you can’t print the template, Duffy will show you how make your own)
  • Bring along one or more small special things.
  • A4 card
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • Glue
  • Something to draw/paint with

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the workshop, the artist and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.