Creative Ideas: Family Workshops

Creative Ideas

A Creative Arts project, offering fun and inspiring family workshops during the school holidays in Brent.

Our facilitators are trained Arts Award Advisers, so participants who attend multiple sessions and are well engaged may be eligible receive an Arts Award Discover and/ or Explore.

Black History Week

Autumn half term- October 26th-30th

From the 26th- 30th October 2020 Learning through the Arts Celebrated Black History Month through themed family craft sessions at the SEIDs Hub, Empire Way, Wembley with plenty to keep the kids learning and creating! The workshops involved drawing, painting and collage sessions and were inspired by Yinka Shonibare, lubaina himid and the Benin Kingdom etc. Four participants from the workshops completed their Arts Award discover.


Carnival Week

Summer Holidays 2020- August Week 4

In the final week of Creative Ideas workshops we dived in to Carnival which had regretfully been canceled and held digitally due to Covid-19. All the same, we held a series of exciting workshops based on the bright colours, inclusive nature and fun environment of the carnival. The workshops were fun participants engaged well.

Feedback from families:

“I have learnt how to make my very own carnival characters” “loved the session and i am going to make a lot of them.”

“I loved learning what to draw in my picture to make it a scene. I loved it.”


Music and International Children’s Week

Summer Holidays 2020- August Week 3

The third set of our Zoom workshops was based on music and international children week. We aimed to engage with our participants through a range of activities looking broadly at international music, pop culture and rap. The workshops involved making 3D instruments, collages and producing a rap/ poem based on a simple rhyming structure.

Feedback from families:

“I have learnt lots about pianos”

“I have learnt to rap and write my own song” … “I want to learn more about how to write my own poetry and stories also”

“I have learnt how to make different sounds”


Romans In Britain

Summer Holidays 2020- August Week 2

Our second workshop took a look backwards- right back to 43 AD in fact- to the Roman’s arrival in Britain. The workshops covered a variety of Roman culture and were intended to facilitate real learning through fun craft. We drew Roman scenes with famous buildings before constructing an Amphitheater and made medallions, coins and purses.

Feedback from families:

“i have learnt more about amphitheaters and how to make one with cardboard”

“the class was excellent”

“I really enjoyed it”


Flying Week

Summer Holidays 2020 – August Week 1

In our first foray into online workshops, this week we were joined by Brent families via Zoom. In the flight and space inspired sessions we ventured through the early flights of the Wright Brothers before exploring space travel and designing our own flight worthy vessels.


Feedback from families:

“I have learnt how to have fun with a piece of paper or card to make something you can play with. This was such a fun activity”.


Spectacular Seasons

Summer Holidays 2019 – August Week 4

Families from Wembley joined us for the last week of the summer holidays to learn about weather, the environment and seasons through fun arts and crafts activities.We held some STEM themed workshops which had great success for all ages!

Feedback from families:

Parents Quotes:

“It’s so good for young people, give them something to do, keep them off the streets”

“It’s good that you’re teaching them about medical history whilst having fun.”

“It’s hard to find something for all of the family, so thank you.”

“It’s good for them, thinking. Very imaginative.”  Nesrine

“She’s very shy, it’s good for her to share her ideas”,Shuchi

“It’s growing in popularity! It’s great to see. We always tell families.” Library staff member


Carnival Time!

Summer Holidays 2019 – August Week 3

During this week, Wembley-based families joined us to learn about Carnival and make a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Those that attended every session were Carnival Ready by the end of the week complete with Carnival Mask, Headgear, Instrument and Lolly Character all made by themselves!

Children’s Feedback:

“I liked the theme – it’s the school holidays and we are sitting down relaxing and having fun and learning.”

“I’m coming back every single day you’re here!” Alise

“These activities make you feel calm and relaxed.”

“Being this creative, I never knew I could think of so much stuff!”

“At school we have ‘show and tell’. I’m going to take this!”  Arush

“I enjoyed having the time to do Art that you don’t get to do usually!”

“I like coming to the library and making a mess!”

“I learnt to thread a needle! it was fun”


50 Years of the Moon Landing

Summer Holidays 2019 – August Week 1

The families of Brent joined us to celebrate 50 years of the Moon Landing through fun arts and crafts activities and learn more about space.


Small Steps to Change: Family Activity

May Half Term 2019

Brent families of all backgrounds joined us in The Corner @ Wembley Library to learn more about the environment through fun arts and crafts activities. Everyone got to know each other, form new bonds and learn how to make small steps to improve their environmental footprint.



Votes for Women Creative Family Workshops:

May Half Term 2018

Over the May half-term, Wembley based families joined us to celebrate the centenary of the Women’s right to vote by taking part in a range of craft activity. This ranged from creating rosettes to painting suffragette inspired sashes and making posters and megaphones to spread messages of hope and peace.

Windrush – WWI Centenary – 70 Years of NHS Family Activities:

August Summer Holiday 2018

During August, Learning Through The Arts were at Wembley Library for 3 weeks of exciting Creative Arts Workshops.

The first week began with a week of creative activities celebrating 70 Years since Empire Windrush embarked on her journey to United Kingdom, the first stop being Tilbury, Essex.
The second week of activities, commemorated the WWI Centenary with activities to promote peace and togetherness.
The final week celebrated 70 Years of the NHS, from tissue paper flower making to junk modelling your own medical machinery!

95 Years of Wembley Stadium Family Activity:

October Half Term 2018

This week of workshops celebrate 95 Years of Wembley Stadium; from crafting your own stadium to making your own team kit…