The Early Years Atelier

Explore Play as Radical Practice at the Serpentine Galleries this Spring

Serpentine Gallery

9 May 2017 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM10 May 2017 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM11 May 2017 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM12 May 2017 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Early Years Atelier

Free, booking required

Limited availability: Register your interest now

Albert Portony's Early Years Atelier is a studio opening out into the park, a space where children can explore a range of open-ended materials according to their own interests. 

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Artist Albert Potrony developed the Early Years Atelier following his collaboration with children, parents and staff at the Portman Early Childhood Centre in North Westminster.

The Early Years Atelier is designed around the principles of child-initiated play, hands-on experience and collaboration.

Through the Early Years Atelier we aim to celebrate and advocate for play in early years’ education.

Sessions last 75 minutes and are available at either 10.30am or 1.30pm on:

  • Tuesday May 9
  • Wednesday May 10
  • Thursday May 11
  • Friday May 12

Bookings are free and open to groups of up to 15 children aged 2 – 4 years old, plus adults.

The Atelier leads out onto the park, please be prepared for wet weather and bring a change of clothes if necessary.

Participating settings will receive a complimentary Play as Radical Practice resource and film, developed by Albert Potrony with the Portman Early Childhood Centre.

 

Bookings are open now, so register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

 

The Early Years Atelier is free and will run from Tuesday May 9 until Friday May 12. The Atelier builds out from Albert Potrony’s 2016 Changing Play residency, in which children used and adapted a kit of multiple parts and developed their own lines of enquiry. Find out more about Albert's Changing Play residency here.

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Explore Play as Radical Practice at the Serpentine Galleries this Spring

Changing Play - Albert Potrony image 5

Albert Potrony

Changing Play at the Portman Early Childhood Centre 2016

Changing Play - Albert Potrony image 3

Albert Potrony

2016
Changing Play at the Portman Early Childhood Centre 2016

Changing Play - Albert Potrony image 2

Albert Potrony

Changing Play at the Portman Early Childhood Centre 2016
Albert Potrony

Albert Potrony

Changing Play - Albert Potrony image 4

Albert Potrony

Changing Play at the Portman Early Childhood Centre 2016

Changing Play - Albert Potrony image 6

Albert Potrony

Changing Play at the Portman Early Childhood Centre 2016