Tate Modern Workshop

Digital Making: Mini Monuments

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Make your own monument in response to Kara Walker’s fountain

What is a monument? Who are monuments for? How do they make us feel?

At this drop-in session for families, we explore themes of sustainability and protest. Make your own monument in response to artist Kara Walker’s Hyundai Commission, Fons Americanus.

Be inspired by the things that matter to you. Try out different ways to design your own mini monument in our maker lab. Play with materials, recycling, 3D modelling and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) in a maker lab.

The session was co-designed with the Institute of Imagination. It will take place as part of our Making Protest Intergenerational Studio.

All sessions are drop-in and are designed to suit children up to 14 years old, with some activities suitable for under 5s.


The Institute of Imagination exists to create space to re-imagine our world, together. The aim is simple – to empower everyone to develop vital skills for the future and support wellbeing. In our workshops, children, families, schools and adults from across London and beyond can experiment, explore ideas, invent new products and build skills using new tools and technologies spanning the arts, sciences and digital technology. The Institute of Imagination collaborated with Tate on the Imagine If Festival in 2018.

Find out more about Kara Walker's fountain on Tate Kids.

digital makers family studio

Photography by Mark Mercer © Institute of Imagination, 2019.

Tate Modern

Clore Studio, Level 0 Natalie Bell building

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


18 February 2020 at 11.00–16.00

19 February 2020 at 11.00–16.00

20 February 2020 at 14.00–16.00

21 February 2020 at 11.00–16.00

22 February 2020 at 11.00–16.00

There will also be a relaxed session for visitors with additional needs on 20 February 11.00 – 14.00.