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May Half Term - Wildlife Wonder & Nature

​Discover the awe and wonder of our natural environment, with its colourful wildlife and plant forms.

​Designed for age 5+, but all are welcome

Book online in advance | £5.98 per child including one accompanying adult

Your budding artists will connect with nature through an exploration of different art techniques from sculpting to pastel drawings. They will also experiment with materials such as natural willow and Modroc to create amazing nature influenced art pieces of their own.

This activity is taking inspiration from the UnNatural History exhibition curated by Invisible Dust showcasing historical and contemporary visual artworks.

These popular workshops are fantastic for encouraging creative minds and enhancing the skills of budding artists. Each child will receive their own dedicated box full of creative resources, all of which will be sanitized beforehand, to ensure your health and safety is paramount in this playful experience. A member of our Learning Team will be on hand to help, give advice and encourage creative minds during this 90-minute workshop. All creations can be taken home with you on the day to adorn your house during this half term break.

Did you know we can support your child to achieve their Arts Award Discover if they are aged 5-11? Taking part in our school holiday activities and visiting our exhibitions helps them to do the majority of the work needed to complete their award. Find out more about the Arts Award from Home programme.

Daily activities:

Saturday 29 May: Into the Wild Sculptures: Get messy with Modroc! Sculpt your favourite wild creatures using this versatile material, combined with newspaper, tape, wire and foil. Will you make a rabbit, fox, monkey or racoon? Let your imagination run wild! Take your amazing artwork home and if desired you can paint your creature when dry. 

Monday 31st May: Into the Wild Sculptures

Tuesday 1 June: Into the Wild Sculptures

Wednesday 2nd June: Picturesque Pastel Drawings: Explore your favourite nature-scape and discover beautiful scenes of wildlife, using dry pastel to draw onto card. Using fun and versatile techniques, bring the colours of your artwork to life, and draw your favourite flowers, plants and wild animals.

Thursday 3rd June: Picturesque Pastel Drawings

Friday 4th June: Willow Wood Coasters:  A beautiful way of combining visual art and nature. Create your very own colourful coasters using a selection of natural willow branch slices. Using inspiration from our natural history collection, draw illustrations of nature and wildlife onto your wooden circles, using a colourful array of acrylic paints and fine paint brushes. Take home and display your amazing textured art pieces.

Saturday 5th June: Willow Wood Coasters


Covid-19 Safety Measures

We want you to feel safe and assured that attending our workshops will enable you to have a fun and engaging experience with your children. Here is what we are doing to ensure this for you:

  • Workshops are bookable in advance only. This way we can guarantee we are within our capacity for the space we are using and set the room up to suit the number of people booked on.
  • Visitors will not be permitted to enter the workshop if they have not booked in advance.
  • Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and exiting the room.
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the session.
  • Each family, from the same household, will have their own dedicated workstation, with social distancing in place between you and the next workstation.
  • Each child will receive their own dedicated kit to work with, which will have been cleaned beforehand using antibacterial products and stored in a way to keep them clean and sanitized until the time comes for your child to use their kit.
  • The workshop location has gone through a thorough deep clean and continues to be cleaned thoroughly after each use.
  • A member of staff will be with you throughout the workshop, wearing a clear face visor and will keep a safe distance from you whilst guiding you, talking to you and helping you to have an enjoyable experience.
  • If you have any concerns or questions prior to booking/attending this workshop please contact (Family Learning Officer).

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