Family event: draw like Topolski

Have a go at drawing in the style of the artist who sketched our banknote printing works in 1957. For children of all ages, regardless of drawing ability. A selection of drawing activities will be available.

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About the event

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 2019
10.30am to 4.30pm

Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) captured events around him as they unfolded by drawing quickly and fluidly. He also added flashes of colour to things that caught his attention when he sketched. This style of drawing became his trademark and helped him become one of the most prolific reportage artists of the 20th century.

During May half-term, we invite you to step into his shoes by sketching what you see around you in the museum. We will have a few activities to get you started.

The activity has been developed to suit all levels of drawing ability. It doesn’t matter if you prefer to colour in a sketch, copy and complete part of a Topolski drawing, or even go completely “freestyle”. There’s something for everyone. 

Workshop assistants from Topolski Studios (founded by the artist himself) will be on hand to help.

This event takes place during May half term and is intended for families. Any visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We have limited space for storing buggies and pushchairs. You may be asked to take them with you as you go round the museum. Entry and all activities are free. There is no need to book in advance. 

Free admission

We are open Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays), last entry at 4:30pm.

This page was last updated 20 June 2019

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