Families Create: At Home Activities

Photo: Anne Harild
Photo: Anne Harild


Looking for ways to keep the kids (and grown ups) entertained at home? We have a whole host of online workshops provided by artists Rosemary Cronin, Anne Harild and Tom Pope. Scroll down for videos of our most recent online workshops, click the links on the right to download a pdf activity. Gather a few materials from around the house, add your imagination, and you've got a sure fire way to get creative while at home!


We hope you like these Free Families Creates Workshop's. It was the brain child of our talented artist educators, and they have agreed for us to repurpose their live workshop as a downloadable resource for you during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We have worked with the same group of artists to make these packs for years and as the gallery is closed and most of their work has dried up, we wanted to do something so they might know how much we all appreciate their skills and talents and to make sure they still get some money when most (if not all) of their work has been cancelled.

If you can, please do make a donation via paypal and we will match this and get the funds to the artists who make these activities. ZC will not take a penny of this. In fact we will match up to £500 of donations so please do be as generous as you feel you can. £1 is fine, but so is £10!

We very much hope to be open in September with some Trulee Hall inspired Families activities, but for now, stay safe and keep in touch with us via social media.


Tom Pope
Tom Pope’s practice stretches across photography, film and performance, often using traditional methods in a new, playful and collaborative way. In 2019, Pope’s One Square Club went on display at Frieze, Los Angeles where visitors could experience the world’s smallest and most exclusive members club, complete with a bar, games and interactive experience with the artist himself. Pope has also been a workshop facilitator for a number of years, working at Camden Arts Centre, Archisle and Arnolfini Gallery.

Anne Harild

Working across a broad range of mediums from installation, animation, collage, sculpture and drawing, Anne Harild’s practice sees collaborative projects emerge through public installations and workshops. In 2014, Harild led Tracing the Line, a project for Art on the Underground, where local schools explored four tube stations, uncovering patterns and shapes that were translated into three-dimensional works, and ultimately displayed on posters throughout the London tube network. Anne Harild has also worked as a workshop facilitator at Tate Britain, Camden Arts Centre, William Morris Gallery and Frieze Art Fair.

Rosemary Cronin
Rosemary Cronin’s research based practice explores gender, psychoanalysis, subcultures and subversion, realised through film, performance, print and sculpture. To mark International Women’s Day, Cronin recently took part in You Burn Me, a film and performance night at Freud Museum, focussed on the issue of burnout. Cronin’s research drives the education side of her practice through lectures and workshops, and has worked at South London Gallery, V&A, Photographers Gallery and Wallace Collection.


Families Create At Home: Fairytale Buildings
Families Create At Home: Fairytale Buildings
Francis Alÿs, The Nightwatch, 2004. Courtesy the artist
Families Create At Home: The Amazing Fox in the Gallery
Families Create At Home: Social Distance Structures
Families Create At Home: Social Distance Structures