Fantastical Cities is aimed at inspiring the architects of the future. Let your imagination run wild and help construct a fantasy cityscape made out of cardboard and Lego in the atrium at Yorkshire Artspace: Persistence Works. Hosted by members of the Sheffield Society of Architects and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
See photos from last year's event at The Holt below.
Fantastical Cities is part of an afternoon of hands-on, drop-in, family-friendly creative workshops called Return to the Workshop. Taking place in two venues, next-door to one another, from 12 till 4pm, the workshops will use different forms of art and play to explore building and housing. All workshops are drop-in sessions, aimed at children and young people (big kids also welcome!).
Other Return to the Workshop activities:
Concrete Crafts with Bright Box – also in the atrium at Yorkshire Artspace: Persistence Works
Bright Box Makerspace create playful spaces to explore tech, engineering and arts. Join Kisha Bradley to get hands-on with concrete – an essential material in Bauhaus architecture. See full details on the Sheffield Modern website. Suitable for ages 8+.
Bauhaus Bags with Craft Lab – also in the atrium at Yorkshire Artspace: Persistence Works
Based on Bauhaus principles of colour theory, you will be playing with colours, shapes and composition to block print tote bags.
Giant Dolls' House Project: At Home in Sheffield – in the gallery at Yorkshire Artspace: Persistence Works
Join in this collaborative community art project led by architect Catja de Haas, creating a community of dolls' houses made out of shoeboxes.
Talking Buildings – in Site Gallery Project Space
Join artists Peter Martin and Jon Cannon to bring some of Sheffield's landmarks to life. You'll turn buildings into animated characters through collage, green screen visual effects, and voiceover recording.