ILHAM Gallery is doing a commendable job running educational and public programmes to bridge the gap between artists and audiences. One such initiative run by ILHAM is Tours for Tots, a gallery tour tailored especially for families with young kids.
If art appreciation lies close to your heart, Tour for Tots is the perfect means to introduce the subject to your children. The tour begins at 10.30 am with a meet-and-greet session, during which time everyone trills a welcome song to help break the ice. Each tour shines the spotlight on the current exhibitions on view and includes fun arts and crafts to encourage creative participation. After viewing Ai Weiwei’s monument ‘Divina Proportione’, for instance, the kids are prompted to create their own three-dimensional sculptures. Likewise, a tour of a photography exhibition is capped with the chance to create your own self-portraits. Such activities create a deeper sense of awareness while prompting critical thinking among budding minds.
Before calling it a day, don’t forget to collect your Tours for Tots gift bag filled with crafty materials, which will keep the creative juices flowing long after your gallery visit.
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