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Early Years Atelier

Weekly multi-sensory, messy play sessions for early years children. The new online programme, we have live Zoom play workshops on the first Monday of the month.

Early Years Atelier

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have taken our Early Years programme online. This term, on the first Monday of each month, we will be running live Zoom play workshops.

Early Years Atelier – LIVE

We invite you to play along with us in these workshops specially designed for under 5s and their grown-ups. These sessions are 45 minutes long are led by an artist who will guide you through playful activities demonstrating and modelling how simple materials you will have to hand can be used playfully at home. 

Activities and objects will be suggested and adapted for different ages, including babies under 2yrs.

Atelier live workshops run on the first Monday of the month.
Free, please book, see details below.

Monday 5 October 2020, 10-11am
Monday 2 November 2020, 10-11am
Monday 7 December 2020, 10-11am

Email Lucy Turner to book your free place, and play along

Find out more on Instagram @earlyyearswhitworth

Early Years Atelier Resourses

In the spring & summer term 2020, every Monday we shared ideas and suggestions on social media demonstrating ways in which to re-create an Atelier environment in the home or setting. We have collated all these and included them below so you can pick a theme and do it at a time that suits you and your little ones.

'We love doing these activities at home. It feels like lots of us are doing it 'together'. I used to love Mondays and I still love Mondays'
Atelier at Home parent

In each Atelier at Home post, we explored a theme or a material that is inspired by works from our collection.

Visit our Collections search section to see our Atelier at Home themed folders of works from the collection.
To play along with us follow @earlyyearswhitworth on Instagram or Culturekidsmanchester on Facebook.
Below are the links to the previous Atelier at Home posts which you can do at a time that suits you and your little ones:


Still Life







Mark Making