Ways of seeing

Starting on August 10th and for the duration of the school summer holidays the 44AD website is hosting a series of engaging, video-led activities about Ways of Seeing, to learn how to:

  • Paint imaginary scenes
  • Be a scientific investigator
  • Devise trails around favourite places
  • Learn what Bath was like 900 years ago

Go to http://www.44ad.net/brlsi-ways-of-seeing-2022.html

Made by volunteers and friends of 44AD, the videos encourage and help children and families to be creative. Culminating in a week of activities at 44AD from Monday 29th August, and concluding with an interactive exhibition on Saturday 3rd September 1pm – 5pm.  

During the week Monday, August 29th to Saturday, September 3rd the gallery at 44AD artspace will be open for families to drop in between 12pm to 4pm to chat to us about the project or to bring in any paintings, work, results, ideas or just to share in the STE(A)M fun.
We will be sharing our work with you too!!

For safeguarding reasons please note we can only welcome families. Unaccompanied children cannot be accommodated. Very sorry!

Over the years 44AD has partnered with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) to host some very successful STE(A)M Science, Technology, (Art), Maths Workshops for children and is taking this cooperation a little further forward this year by presenting:

Paint imaginary scenes

Paul has produced a set of short ‘how-to’ videos for children and families interested in creating original paintings at minimal cost. Click on the links

Video 1, creating pictures: youtu.be/TxsnoNFEvXU
Video 2, shapes, space, materials: youtu.be/h_1POLs2LwQ
Video 3: white, black and greys: youtu.be/ucuzO91b1GY
Video 4: making shadows: youtu.be/El6EhA13I8o
Video 5: paint, paint, paint: youtu.be/e6MOwCTbx_8

How to be a scientist

Kath shows us how to do some Scientific Research by following The Scientific Method, the process of experimentation used to explore observations and answer questions. Click on the links

Video 1: youtu.be/_78q2xUUr-A
Video 2: youtu.be/JvT5zARGtl0
Video 3: youtu.be/AeC1AryuBdc
Video 4: youtu.be/7TwWqaUHZBU
Video 5: youtu.be/MrLZtFq0gbw

Devise trails around favourite places

Anna encourages us to be ‘Trailblazers’ and look at our favourite place and devise a trail around the space to explain why it is special to us.
Click on the link.

Video 1: youtu.be/Ufy6sHLqvw4

Please note that this video invites you to a meeting on September 10th. This meeting has been postponed. A ‘drop in’ meeting will now be held on Saturday September 3rd between 12pm and 5pm at 44AD artspace. 4 Abbey St. Bath BA1 1NN

Learn what Bath was like 900 years ago

Hayley takes us on a visit round Bath when the whole city was a building site, England was in a second civil war within 50 years and the city’s most notable but unrecognised citizen was at his most famous – Adelard who lived and worked within a stone’s throw of 44AD. Click on the link

Video 1: youtu.be/1b6YHPDYJ9g

If families have any queries or want more details please contact

Please note that for reasons of ‘safeguarding’:
Only parents and carers over 18 should use this email using their own email address.
We are not able to correspond with children and young adults under 18.