Kids Art Workshops : Two Temple Place Gallery : Cornwall Season : 1/2 Term : All Ages


One of our favourite charities ‘The Campaign For Drawing’ has partnered with Two Temple Place Gallery to organise free drawing workshops that are inspired by the current exhibition ‘Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall’.

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Two Temple Place is located in one of London’s hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1870, on Embankment. Their latest exhibition is in partnership with the Royal Cornwall Museum. ‘Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall’ and admission is free.

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Image above copyright of Will Pryce

The Bulldog Trust was founded in 1983 to act as a catalyst for charitable and philanthropic activities and has owned Two Temple Place since 1999. The Trust strives to design its programmes, grants and support to maximise charity impact.

Their Winter Exhibition Programme combines the chance for the public to see the interior of Two Temple Place with the opportunity to showcase collections from outside London and support emerging curatorial talent.

The Trust was delighted with the success of the first exhibition at Two Temple Place. The widespread media coverage of William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth (October 2011 – January 2012) helped entice over 51,000 visitors. The second exhibition, Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall (26th January 2013 – 14th April 2013) produced in partnership with the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, has been made possible with the support of public funding by the Arts Council England.

The Trust are hosting a range of different events in the next few months which we will feature over the next few months, even if you don’t get time to make the events, the impressive architecture and history of the mansion house and the exhibitions are definitely worth a visit.


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  • Children’s Candlelit Storytelling Tours : Wednesday, 20 Feb 4pm – 7pm £3.00

The perfect excuse to stay up late! Take a magical candlelit tour of the house with story-teller Olivia Armstrong, to discover the secrets of Cornish myths and fairytales hidden within the interior of the house. Olivia is a London-based storyteller, telling traditional folktales, wonder tales, legends and myths from around the world. She has a particular love for those of the British Isles, especially Ireland.

  • Smile – you’re in the picture. Thursday 21 February, 12pm – 4pm

Free, suitable for all ages & abilities


Drop-in workshop for all ages with painter and art tutor Rowan James. Rowan studied his BA at Glasgow School of Art, 1994 -1997.  He has won various scholarships and awards, including:  The RSA John Kinross Memorial Scholarship, the Julia Gompertz scholarship and the ‘Arts Club Excellence in Drawing Award’. In 2007


Rowan had a solo show at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, and he regularly exhibits in the London art fairs with Ewan Mundy. Rowan’s paintings and drawings are in the Royal collection, the Royal Scottish Academy, and private collections around the world.

Be inspired by the portraits of Cornish heroes on show and practice capturing your own image by drawing yourself as a heroic figure! In partnership with Campaign for Drawing. Whilst this is a drop-in workshop that is FREE of charge, if you could sign up to one session that would be great. You can arrive at any point during the two-hour session you sign up for.


  • The Pants Pirate : Friday 22 February, 12-2.30pm (3o min dur)

Pirates have one leg, one parrot and always bury their treasure. Or do they…? Come along to our fun Pirate themed workshop and find out what real pirates were like. Suitable for younger children.

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  • Family Workshop: What a Relief! : Sunday 10 March, 12pm – 4pm

Free, suitable for all ages & abilities
Create handcrafted treasures using Fimo, foil and card with sculptor Nicola Burrell.


  • Telling Tales at Two Temple Place : Wednesday 3 April, 6pm – 9pm

Free, suitable for teenagers
Draw your own story with graphic novelist, Karrie Fransman (The Guardian, The Times). We will feature a post on Karrie and her work, so put the date in your diary, book your tickets to this one off event, and we will feed you some of Karrie’s graphic novelist secrets and gems to get you in the mood in a couple of weeks. xo

Booking advisable;

Two Temple Place,



Tel: 020 7836 3715

Image credits :

‘Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall’

Two Temple Place, 26 January – 14 April 2013

In partnership with the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro

‘A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach’

Stanhope A. Forbes, RA (1857 – 1947)

oil on canvas, 1885

from the collections of Plymouth City Council (Museums and Archives)

© Bridgeman Art Library

‘Packing Fish, St. Ives Harbour’

Gwendoline Margaret Hopton (1866-1913)

Oil on canvas, date unknown

©  Penlee House Gallery and Museum

‘In Tow’

Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Oil on panel, 1893

© The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth