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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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Composition

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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Circles

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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Landscape

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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Empowerment

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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Protest

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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Connectedness

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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Snapshot

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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28 Oct 2021

Pitzhanger Spooktacular

A spooky spectacular at the manor! Gothic story telling, candle making, story telling and bat walks. Free with admission.

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2 Nov 2021

Pitzhanger Perspectives: Angellica Bell and Konnie Huq

Join TV presenters Angellica Bell and Konnie Huq to hear a fascinating discussion about how the Ealing childhood friends both ended up conquering children’s TV.

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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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3 Nov 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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6 Nov 2021 – 14 Nov 2021

This is England

See portraits of the full England football squad and manager by artist Matt Small together on public display for the first time.

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7 Nov 2021

Open Sundays

Join us for the first Sunday of each month for special tours, workshops and creative activities inspired by Pitzhanger and our exhibitions.

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18 Nov 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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26 Nov 2021 – January 2022

Race, Class and the City

This radical multimedia exhibition offers insights into young people’s experiences of and responses to social inequality and identity.

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1 Dec 2021

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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Contact Us

PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

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

Last admissions one hour before closing

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