Are you any age between 10 and 21? Feel like getting arty at a fantastically free half-term event? Then read on…

23 April 2024

We provide the artists, the place, the paint and the food. You bring your imagination…

Blenheim Palace is offering young people a fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistry of the past. In the oustanding house and grounds of this UNESCO World Heritage site, art project ‘The Emblem of Peace, Past and Present’ is designed to engage 10-to-21-year-olds who will be exploring a renowned painting and the beautifully decorated ceiling of Blenheim Palace’s saloon. Taking these as inspiration, participants will then be working with artists and painting, graffitiing, poetry writing, drawing and collage creating to forge their own contemporary pieces of art.

Young people can join in for as many days as they like between Tuesday 28th May and Friday 31st May 9am-3pm, and there will be a special workshop presented by Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum on Tuesday and Thursday focusing on conflict. Oxfordshire Youth youth workers will be there all day, making sure everyone feels welcome, plus a lunch is provided and transport is available if required. All our staff are D.B.S. checked and a first aid trained member of staff will be present.

Click here to register, see the project flyer or contact our Youth Work Training and Skills Manager.

Our last project at Blenheim caused an artistic explosion producing over one hundred artworks. These now adorn a giant hoarding covering the main gateway into the palace, so everyone visiting Blenheim passes through young people’s artwork – amazing!

Hayley Reynolds Youth Work Training and Skills Manager

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