Children can create their own stories and fabulous works of art during family illustration workshops at London Transport Museum from 6 to 22 April 2019. Working with three of the artists featured in the Museum’s current exhibition, Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories, young visitors can hear more about some of the stories highlighted in the exhibition and have a go at learning different illustration styles and creating a work of art to take home.
Workshops are included with adult admission to the Museum. Kids go free.
Meet Eliza Southwood
Saturday 6 to Wednesday 10 April, 11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 minutes)
Join the prize winner, Eliza Southwood, to hear about her inspiration for capturing the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks nearly 71 years ago and the story behind the title of her design.
Make-and-take activity: Enjoy making a screen print of a London scene. Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 to 15:45
Illustration title: London is the Place for Me
Meet Elly Jahnz
Thursday 11 to Tuesday 16 April ,11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)
Elly has ridden the number 35 bus many times and watched all sorts of characters, many of whom come to populate her illustrations. Hear about some of the fascinating personalities she has encountered along the way.
Make-and-take activity: Everyone on the bus or train has their own story. Have a go at illustrating a character to ride on the bus. Are they a spy, or a scientist? An astronaut or an acrobat? Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 to 15:45
Illustration title: The 35 to Albany Road
For families with additional needs, we will be opening the Museum with this activity running from 08:30 to 10:00 on Saturday 13 April for our Early Explorer Morning.
Meet Alicia Jennings
Wednesday 17 to Monday 22 April, 11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)
Once upon a time there were over 60 Cabmen Cafés around London, but today only 13 are left. Join Alicia to find out all about them.
Make-and-take activity: Explore the Museum galleries and try out location drawing, paying close attention to the details of the Museum’s collection. Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 to 15:45
Illustration title: The Cabmen’s Café
The family illustration workshops are part of London Stories, a new exhibition featuring 100 illustrations that celebrate one of the world’s greatest cities and reveal some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present.
Enjoy illustrations reflecting real and fictional tales and events inspired by, or having taken place in London, and which embrace the quirky, amusing and bizarre as well as the day to day aspects of life in the capital. The exhibition includes a variety of narratives and artistic styles and offers a fun and interactive day out for families, telling visual tales of adventurous rabbits, travelling foxes, a ‘flying’ bus, Mary Poppins on the Victoria Line, and an escaped tiger.
As well as creative illustration workshops children can enjoy the All Aboard family play zone where children can play on a mini fleet of vehicles and dress up in uniforms to become drivers, mechanics, cleaners, station announcers and even riverboat captains.
The London Stories is organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI), and is displayed in the Exterion Media Gallery at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB. Kids go free and adult admission is included in the entry ticket to the main Museum galleries (prices for adults start from £16.50 online). Adult tickets allow unlimited daytime admission to the Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year from the date of purchase. For further information visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk or call 020 7565 7298.