Join Mandy Keating for this fun family workshop. Learn how to make your own sand dough and create a handprint or other sculpture to take away and keep. Bake it in the oven at home or leave to dry naturally and you will have a permanent memento of the sun, sea and beach in your home! Book on in advance to drop-in between during either of the time slots, allowing up to an hour to do the activity. Suitable for families.
Note for parents/carers of younger children: This is a family workshop and we positively encourage parents/carers to participate and support their children. However, if you want to make your own piece alongside your child you will need to book the appropriate number of places, as this ensures that the artist brings enough supplies with them.
No Pumpkin Day at 20-21 this year – instead why not join us for a day of fun activities on 2 November at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, with a Day of the Dead theme? We’re going to have all sorts of makes and activities including:
- Face painting 10.30am-3.30pm £5pp
- Jim Bond’s Splat Anatomy Operation Game (like the regular Operation game, but gloopy!)
- Fancy dress competition – a prize for the best Day of the Dead costume (or just wear your Halloween costume)
- Make and Take LEGO® workshops throughout the afternoon £7pp (book your place here) to make a custom designed LEGO® model to take home with you
- LEGO® mosaic – Let’s see if we can finish our Day of the Dead LEGO mosaic! £1pp
- Silent Auction
- Decorate a Sugar skull biscuit in the gallery café £0.75/ea
- Free Day of the Dead themed crafts.
We’re even hoping that LEGO® characters Emmett and Lucy will be putting in an appearance during the day (more details to follow)!
This is a free event with loads to do, and of course you can see our Brick by Brick exhibition of international LEGO art too!
Under the expert guidance of LEGO professional, Chris McKnight, make a custom designed ‘Day of the Dead’ LEGO brick graveyard, complete with spooky skeleton to take home with you. Book onto sessions throughout the afternoon, lasting approximately 20mins. Choose from one of the following start times: 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm. Suitable for age 8+
Pop in to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and join our expert Chris McKnight in creating a LEGO® brick cityscape. Contribute houses, shops, office blocks, parks – it’s up to you. Chris will be with us from 10.30am-3.30pm, so just drop in and join in for as long as you want. Lets see how big we can make our city!
Join Tamsin Anderson for this relaxed session learning the craft of needle felt. You will receive step by step guidance to make your own bearded elf (or Santa, if you prefer). Personalise your elf by choosing the colours of his outfit and his beard. Will your elf be a Christmas decoration, a handmade gift for a loved one or a new addition to the household? This workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 10 years old and would make a perfect pre-Christmas treat for a parent and older child to do side by side.
Under the expert guidance of LEGO professional, Chris McKnight, make a custom designed LEGO Christmas tree decoration to take home with you. Book onto sessions throughout the afternoon, lasting approximately 20mins. Choose from one of the following start times: 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm and 5pm. Suitable for age 8+
A play session at West Street Children’s Centre to promote children’s learning.
Lots of activities to promote development.
A chance for parents to meet other parents and talk to staff for any issues affecting family life.
Suitable for 0-5 years during term time, older children welcome in the holidays.
Date reviewed: 17.2.20