Early Childhood

Ann Verdcourt, Play (Teddy), 2003.


04 May 2023 – 13 Aug 2023
Educator led session for 3+4 yr olds

Spot the playful artworks in The Dowse collection that are inspired by toys and discover the stories these toys tell.

Join our educator in the creative workshop and use toys to make your own art. What pattern will a toy car wheel make? Or a bouncing ball?

Fiona Clark, Sand Saucer; Cineraria, Forget-Me-Not and Camellias, 1987.

Nature Patterns

04 May 2023 – 13 Aug 2023
Self-led session with a gallery pack

Take our scavenger hunt and explore our galleries to find artworks that use patterns and shapes. Be inspired by the glowing artworks of Sione Falatau, Niki Hastings-McFall and Fiona Clark.

Take our education resource pack into the Toi Hut to shine a light on your own patterns.