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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is closed over winter and will reopen on Thursday 28 March 2024.

See & Do

Family-friendly workshop

Family workshop: Water Painting

10:30–12:30 and 14:00–16:00

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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Play with water, inks and wax to make images and collages inspired by our current exhibition, Lungiswa Gqunta Sleep in Witness.

Join our Engagement Curator Alison Smith to try out three different ways of making images using water.

After a short tour of the exhibition to gather some ideas and drawings, you’ll try out wax resist painting, paper marbling and bubble painting to make interesting patterns and textures using water and inks.

We’ll then use some of your patterns to make abstract collages, inspired by the exhibition.


This event is free, but booking is required as places are limited.

Suitable for families with children aged 6+. This is an intergenerational workshop – we encourage creativity in all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

The event will run at the following times:
Morning session: 10:30–12:30
Afternoon session: 14:00–16:00

Book your free ticket


Visitors who would prefer a step-free entrance can use the accessible entrance on Cookridge Street, using the lift to bring you onto the ground floor. The workshop will take place in the seminar room on the basement level and you can use a passenger lift to all floors of the building.

You can store pushchairs in the seminar room for the whole event.

Toilets are located just outside the seminar room on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the accessible and gender-neutral toilet.

We want to make it as easy as possible for all to attend, so please get in touch if you have any access needs that you would like to discuss before the workshop.


Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is currently closed for refurbishment until summer 2024.

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467