Dilston Grove // Wed 18 & Thurs 19 July // 11am – 3pm

Responding to the themes of ‘place’ and the ‘everyday’ in The Everyday Political exhibition opening at CGP London on Sunday 15 July, the Cuming Museum shares with the Seniors Art School a selection of their wonderful diorama collection of interiors, rooms and other scenes.

You will make mini dioramas of your own using combining techniques of ink, watercolour and 3D work. Please bring a favourite image of a room, garden or place to work from. Open to all with inquisitive minds over the age of 55.

The Cuming Museum collection contains all sorts of objects from around the world, as well a local history material. The Cuming family, like many well-to-do people of the late 18th and 19th centuries, drew, painted and made objects such as cabinets to contain wonders and little dioramas of home or famous scenes. These sessions are inspired by the collections and you will get a chance to see some of the original objects and be able to create your own. Curator Judy Aitkens will introduce the museum’s work and current projects, after which you will create your own work in a diorama-making workshop.

Alexa Lowe is an artist interested in exploring the voice of the mark through a range of materials and methods. She is interested in how the process of making brings thoughts into being and works with different community groups to encourage and further their creative outputs. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.

To make a booking either:
Send an email to Debbie at or telephone 0207 237 1230.

Seniors Art School is generously supported by the North Southwark Environment Trust