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Get creative and learn new skills at Welcome Create Studio! Every month we choose an arts and design task for you to get creative at your own pace.

Interior Self Portrait

Taking inspiration from Pitzhanger Interior talks, we are turning the spotlight on dream interiors of our own.

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Abstract Photography

Since Pitzhanger has a call for submissions for their upcoming #ThisIsEaling exhibition, we thought we’d share our own photography task.

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Colour Theory

Sir John Soane used a panoply of colours to decorate Pitzhanger Manor.

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Inspired by the many themes and textures found within the interiors of Pitzhanger Manor, we will play with contrasting shapes, texture and layout to design an inspiring composition.

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Inspired by the many concentric circles found within the interiors of Pitzhanger Manor, we will play with colour, pattern and repetition to design an attractive piece.

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Vision Board

A vision board is a visual representation of the future goals you want to achieve and is related to your life direction. In this task we look at how we can replenish ourselves for the year ahead.

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In this task, we will be looking at perspective, colour, and using mixed materials to create a piece to be displayed, sent as a greetings card or postcard or even made into a seasonal tree ornament.

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Self Portrait

For this task we will be reflecting on changing self image, reflecting both the internal dialogue and who we present to the world.

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After this recent period of turbulence and uncertainty, this month we will be looking at the positives; playing with shape, colour and space to create a positive affirmation to be displayed somewhere prominent.

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Looking to Pitzhanger’s upcoming exhibition Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives, we will be reflecting voices and issues in society today. Inspired by the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement globally, we are inviting you to join us in creating, and displaying, protest art.

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Repeating Pattern

Inspired by the heritage interiors and the many recurring shapes within Pitzhanger Manor, we will design a repeating pattern. This will give us an understanding of how they are created to use in designing wallpapers, clothes and carpets.

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At a time when we are distanced physically from those we love, if you were to create an ode to someone special, important or inspirational, how would it look, and what would it say?

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Use collage to create a series of ‘Polaroids’ about the story of your thoughts. If you were to take a snapshot of your thoughts today, what would it look like?

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Designing With Nature

Inspired by the many natural motifs found at Pitzhanger Manor, we will create compositions using objects found in nature.

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Find out what’s on

If you like our Welcome Create tasks you may also be interested in Pitzhanger’s exhibitions, talks or workshops

27 May 2021 – 5 Jun 2022

Soane Restored

This exhibition will reveal the fascinating story of how Pitzhanger, a rare and extraordinary example of Sir John Soane’s work, was restored to its original vision.

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25 Jun 2021 – 24 Oct 2021

Julian Opie

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery presents a new body of work by contemporary British artist Julian Opie including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature.

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Autumn 2021

Who We Are, Who We Aren’t

This four-week display of work, produced by young artists from Bollo Brook Youth Centre in South Acton, will explore young people’s attitudes and experiences of race and racism.

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7 + 8 August 10:00 – 17:00

Architecture for Dogs

Inspired by the Architecture for Dogs exhibition, at Japan House London, an interactive display of architectural pieces designed for dogs by world-class architects and designers is coming to Pitzhanger. Bring your dog!

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1 Sept 10:30 and 13:00

Little Builders

Children lead sensorial and creative activities in a relaxed, free-flow play space at the Rickyard for under 5s.

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3 Nov 2021

Painters, princes and personalities

Tour the entertaining rooms at Pitzhanger Manor in this online talk and be introduced to some of the personalities that graced Sir John Soane’s dinner table. Part of the London Luminaries virtual lecture series

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Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

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