August BSL Family Workshop: Pattern Print

A BSL Family Workshop with Christopher Sacre.

When, Where

House of Illustration is happy to present a series of family workshops delivered in British Sign Language and spoken English. On the first Saturday of the month August – November, step into the world of illustration through gallery exploration and making with wonderful workshop leader Christopher Sacre.

The first workshop in the series is inspired by our current exibition, Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular ArtChildren and their families will have the chance to create their own beautiful pattered prints to take home with them at the end of the day.

Christopher Sacre is an artist and workshop leader who specialises in providing fully accessible and fun creative activities to deaf people and their families. Christopher established SEE and CREATE and co-runs to The Mess Room in Kent. SEE  and CREATE was initiated to ensure all family members could participate in creative workshops on an equal footing, no matter their primary means of communication. The Mess Room is a space dedicated to workshops and accessible arts activities that the whole community can participate in.

All materials provided – just buy a ticket below and turn up! We will start at 10.30 but feel free to drop in and out of the workshop once we’ve got going.

Workshops delivered in British Sign Language and spoken English. For children 5-12 years and their parents/carers

Our shop and galleries are all on the ground floor and are fully wheelchair-accessible, with lift access to our workshop space, and accessible toilets. House of Illustration welcomes guide and assistance dogs.

Tickets for our BSL Family Workshops are £5 per session and cover one adult and one child. If you wish to bring one more child or an additional adult, please purchase an additional ticket.

Free tickets for unwaged participants are available; please email to book one.

Future dates for your diary:

Saturday 1 September: Family Figures

Be inspired by Quentin Blake’s ‘100 Figures’ to make your own ‘Family Figure’ (with a twist!).

Saturday 6 October: Wonderland

See John Vernon Lord’s illustrations for ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and create your own ‘Wonderland’ using fluorescent paints on paper.

Saturday 3 November: Dream Home

See the fascinating illustrations in ‘Journeys Drawn’ and create a ‘Dream Home’, using coloured paper, scissors and glue.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Child with accompanying adult£5.00 £5.00
Child with accompanying adult, with gift aid£5.50 £5.50

Family workshops may only be attended by children with accompanying adults. Adults who are not accompanying children will not be admitted. Please note that child tickets must be purchased in advance, and one ticket of £5 covers entry for one child with one adult. If you wish to bring one more child or an additional adult, please purchase an additional ticket. 

- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
- This ticket will entitle you to gallery entry on the day of your House of Illustration workshop.
- Please note that your confirmation email may go to the email address associated with your Paypal account. If you do not receive a ticket confirmation, please contact

Gift Aid

By donating 10% of the admission price you enable us to Gift Aid your ticket, claiming an extra 25p in every pound. This makes a huge difference. Thank you!

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