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You’re invited to…Digital Making: Mini Monuments at Tate Modern
This February Half Term, we are joining up for the second time with Tate, this time at Tate Modern, for Digital Making: Mini Monuments.
What can you expect?
What is a monument? How does it make you feel and who is it for?
Explore sustainability, public monuments and protest, inspired by The Hyundai Commission by artist Kara Walker, Fons Americanus.
Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. It’s been made using environmentally-conscious production processes and has been built from recyclable or reusable materials. Find out more about the installation here.
In these drop-in sessions, try out digital design and making activities exploring the themes of sustainability and protest as a family. Combine fantasy and fact on an epic scale by digitally designing your own public monument using CAD (computer-aided design). Or explore the circular economy and reusable materials with a plastic-shredding bike and design challenges.
If you would like to read more about the Kara Walker installation, we recommend this resource from Tate Kids, which helps families to explore the themes of the installation together.
When and where?
Drop-in anytime between 11am – 4pm every day from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 February in the Clore Studio at Tate Modern. There is no advanced booking apart from a Relaxed Session on Thursday 20 February, 11am-2pm. The Relaxed Session is by booking only, please visit the Tate’s website to book your space.
Who is it for and how much does it cost?
The activities are free. There will be a combination of digital and hands-on making activities to suit younger and older children up to 14 years old, with some activities suitable for under 5s.