Wiltshire Museum in Devizes present a creative day for children aged between 7 and 13; something to avoid the constant whine, “mum, I’m bored!” They’ll explore the amazing objects in the museum’s archaeology and prehistory collections, explore their patterns and shapes and discover more about the people who made them.
This workshop is on Tuesday 14th August. There will be 3 or 4 art-based activities, including exploring patterns in clay, printing and creating mixed media canvases. Participants will be given a log-book to record their investigations into the objects in the Museum galleries, and the artists who created them. It’s £12 per child, booking is essential.
Take a packed lunch and something to drink, and at the end of the day the group will share their discoveries and art-work; there will be cake, oh a chance to obtain an Arts Award Discover!
To achieve an Arts Award Discover, the museum states, “children and young people need to participate in arts activities, find out about artists and their work and share their arts discoveries with others.” Find out more about the Arts Council England’s Arts Award Discover: www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2300
This is all part of the Museum’s packed Summer Holiday activities program, with a weekly program every Wednesday. There’s a different theme each week and only cost £5 per child. They’re suitable for ages 11 and under, although 8 and under need to be accompanied.
There’s two sessions per day: 11.00am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.00pm. These sessions are very popular so booking is essential.
The 8th August kicks off in monstrous style with Prehistoric Sea Monsters. Wednesday 15th August is all about Snakes and the Rainforests. The following Wednesday, 22nd August looks at Tudor Crafts, and on the 29th ahoy landlubbers, it’s about Pirates and the Sea, argh!
So, if you’re kids are already swanning around, randomly kicking the furniture, balls, or younger siblings, let our wonderful museum take them off your hands for a while and engage those precious little minds!