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Summer Holiday Fun: Cloud Spotting!

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.

John Ruskin

Come and join us for a spot of cloud spotting! Inspired by John Ruskin’s writing and painting featuring clouds, we’ll enjoy some cloud spotting, and write poems based on what we’ve observed. You can also try painting your own clouds using cotton wool.

Our workshop is part of the city-wide Ruskin in Manchester, celebrating the legacy of John
Ruskin (1819-1900) in Manchester, in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of this visionary thinker, with a programme of public events taking place across summer 2019.

Ruskin In Manchester is supported by the Guild of St George (the education
charity founded by Ruskin in 1871) and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Images of John Ruskin’s painting:
WA.RS.REF.098 John Ruskin, Study of Clouds in Turner’s “Campo Santo, Venice”, 1859 – 1860
Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

 

 

£1 per child, with accompanying adult with usual House ticket

 

24th Jul 2019

1pm - 3pm

Family Friendly, Workshops

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864