Treasures of London

24-26 October 2022

3 full day creative-exploratory workshops – Treasures of London

During autumn half-term holidays, the Czech School Without Borders in London prepared a series of three creative-exploratory workshops called Treasures of London. During the autumn half-term holidays, the children had the opportunity to get to know the diversity of art, architecture and many mysterious and interesting places that London has to offer.

On the first day, we started a tour of the Southbank together. We took the opportunity to admire Southbank Centre, National Theatre and Tate Modern. The children tried out a wide range of art techniques, such as rubbing, one-strokes, dotting, and learned to paint perspective pictures. Thanks to this, a number of original and wonderful works were created.

The next day, the art group set out to discover hidden art spots around Liverpool Street and Brick Lane. We also visited the Whitechapel Gallery. For this day the teachers prepared remarkable art and sport activities, which enchanted the children just like the previous day. This time we focused more on graffiti and street artists. In the Whitechapel Gallery, they then created houses that hid fantasy worlds by combining collage and painting.

We started the last sunny workshop day at St. Paul’s Cathedral, walked along the Millennium Bridge, from where we could to observe famous London buildings. Inspired by the many London bridges, the children made their own bridges. At the Barbican Centre we focused on skyscrapers and ended our three-day event with a visit to the Museum of London, where the children attempted mosaic making.

Everyone really enjoyed the event and took away not only a lot of experiences, but also beautiful portfolios that they can be proud of.