Simon ran three workshops at ArtPlay over the weekend with families and then a Learning Exchange session for 20 ArtPlay artists and teachers during the week. During the weekend sessions about 50 figures were made by adults and children worksin together to create dancing pairs. The “self assembly” work has been developed partly as an exemplar to use with professionals to explore aspects of reflective practice around working with children and families in the arts. In the Learning Exchange the group made figures but, while doing so, talked through various aspects of the practice and discussed the nature of the encounter. The ArtPlay learning exchanges foster a reflective practice for practitioners working on creative arts experiences with children and families.