We’ve teamed up with the Institute of Imagination for a family-friendly day of free digital making workshops and playful experiences throughout the galleries at Tate Britain.
Get hands on and make your own creations with artists and experts.
Drop-in to remix, code and be inspired by art at Tate Britain. You can enjoy these activities whether you have 5 minutes or 2 hours.
Free and open to all.
If this, then that
Paintings often capture movement in an amazing way, but imagine if you could change the movement, or use movement to make the painting? Join a drawing bot workshop in the 1840s display with Rosie Munro Kerr and the Institute of Imagination. Look closely at artworks and bring the paintings to life using household objects and technology.
Use live coding tools and pixel kits to make animated visuals inspired by Bernard Cohen. Artist Antonio Roberts will show you how you can learn code in real time, improvise and make live visuals to accompany music.
Make this, create that
Be inspired by the Anthony Gormley display and build a playful city using your body with artist Deborah Rodrigues. Be curious and play with motors, lights and circuits to think about architecture.
Explore digital pattern-craft and emotion-tracking with artist Gemma May Latham. Use sensors to measure your heart beat and create your own unique photograph.
Imagine this, visualise that
Very Very Far Away tells tales from the future. How do we imagine the future? How do we react to new technologies? How could this change the world and worlds beyond ours? We will map possible futures in the gallery, and craft the stories and myths that these futures are made of.
Imagine if you could create your own personalised world within the Tate galleries? Using 360 photography and CoSpaces Virtual Reality, bring your ideas to life. Want to see an elephant roam the rooms? Let birds fly through the rooftops? Or access secret hideaways in the galleries? With this digital play activity you can bring your imagined worlds alive and experience your creations through VR head sets.
About the Institute of Imagination
The Institute of Imagination exists to create space for children to re-imagine the world. The aim is simple – to empower children to develop vital skills for the future and help them flourish. The Institute of Imagination work with children across London from their current home, the Imagination Lab, opposite Tate Britain on Albert Embankment. At the Imagination Lab, children, families and schools can experiment, explore ideas, invent new products and build skills using new tools and technologies spanning the arts, sciences and technology.