Play and Learn

Learning at home

Parents, carers and teachers!

We have some online resources for children (aged 3 – 7) for learning through play through art and craft activities at home.

Information for teachers here >>>

Information for families here >>>

Special Activities

We run special events from time to time around our exhibition programme. These can include artist talks, demonstrations in the pottery, handling sessions and more.

Activities include:

  • Demonstrations by ceramicists showing their techniques in the pottery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
  • Talks with professionals who work in the field of ceramics e.g. ceramicists, curators, writers etc.
  • Symposia–including presentations by post graduate researchers to discuss and examine current practice in ceramic research and production.
  • Handling sessions in the gallery with items from the stores.
  • Interdisciplinary projects.
  • Workshops with community groups.

See the current News page.

Family Activities

We  run arts and craft sessions for families, based on themes and exhibitions within the Ceramic Collection  in the Ceramic Gallery on the last Saturday of the month from September until March.  For our current programme see Information for Families

Group Visits and Outreach Programme

We welcome visits from schools, colleges, art groups,  community groups, and other organisations where we can give talks about the collection and the current exhibitions .

Children with Ocarina

We can also visit community groups with a handling collection. We will be able to offer a range of activities which can be tailored to meet the needs of the particular group. Suggested activities include:

  • Making or decorating ceramics.
  • Discover the sensory properties of clay, touch, feel and even smell the handling collection.
  • Talks about the collection.

Please see Information for Schools and Groups

Touring Exhibitions

We have touring exhibitions designed for small venues which can be hired via the Touring Exhibitions Group  or by contacting us directly. Please see Touring Exhibitions for more information.

For more information please contact:
Louise Chennell: loc@aber.ac.uk
Tel: 01970 622192