By Rosie Campbell
NOW Build! (Ages 2-12) at the Scottish Galleries of Modern Art is on every day until 13th August 2-4pm. And on the final day there will be a free family day to close the summer programme.
This free event offers a wonderful way for families to be creative in beautiful surroundings.
Taking inspiration from the NOW exhibition currently on at Modern One (free entry), children can visit the Resource Room to use a wide range of materials including modelling clay, cotton wool and lollipop sticks to add to the developing Cities theme. This amazing city so far has a zoo, a forest and even a unicorn! You can also design your own ‘brick’ to add to the wall display growing each day.
The colourful houses on the grounds, which have picnic tables and an ice cream hut alongside them, are great for kids to run in and out of.
On the lawn at Modern Two the theme of ‘Treasure Island’ was used to unleash our creativity; palm trees, pirate ships and treasure maps were built out of the many materials provided.
Children and adults were all fully engaged with the cardboard, pipe cleaners and sticky-back plastic while problem solving skills were tested to their limits- how do you get the palm tree to stay upright on the cardboard island?! But there were plenty of friendly staff around to offer encouragement.
High-vis vests and hard hats are also provided for your little construction workers! A great afternoon out.
Photo by Neil Hanna Photography