Family Arts Festival

February half term events

Family Arts Festival (Springtime)

Dates

Tuesday 22 February

Thursday 24 February

Visitor information

When

Tuesday and Thursday in February half term

Time

Sessions last one hour and run at 10am, 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
Please note, booking closes at midday on Friday 18 February, to enable us to prepare for the session.

Price

Participating child: £3 (plus booking fee)

Participating adult: £3 (plus booking fee)

Younger siblings can attend. Babes in arms or non participating siblings / adults are free (but need a ticket). Please note that you will be supplied with art materials only for the number of people in your party who have a participant ticket.

Booking

Pre-booking essential. 

Book Tuesday 22 February

Book Thursday 24 February 

Age

Recommended for ages 4+. Children to be supported by an adult.

Please note: this is not a taught class, but an opportunity to get creative under your own steam. A member of our friendly staff will be on hand to show you example pieces, demonstrate how to make them, and answer questions.

Please ensure you book for your whole party in one transaction, in order to be seated together. You be provided with your own table and set of art materials, for exclusive use by your party. Everyone with a participant ticket (£3) will receive art materials to enable them to make the two items listed above. 
People with non participant tickets (free) will be provided with a seat but not art materials. 

You must book a seat for everyone in your party, including babes in arms and non participating adults.

About

⭐ Family Art Festival is back for February half term! Join us for fun and creative activities inspired by painting, textiles, ceramic and glass artworks on display. Make something different each session, all themed around springtime and linked to the Shipley’s exhibitions. ⭐


Tuesday 22 February

Book 10-11am
Book 11.45am-12.45pm
Book 1.45-2.45pm
Book 3.15pm-4.15pm

On Tuesday 22 February we'll be offering two activities:

Rainbow Gardens: Be inspired by the spring landscape paintings on display - if you look carefully, you'll spot one with a beautiful rainbow in the sky. Use paper and card to create a rainbow garden decoration to hang up at home.

Paint a postcard: Explore the gallery and see how artists have painted landscapes of the North East and beyond. Use watercolour pencils to paint your own seasonal landscape on a postcard. Write a message to a friend or relative, and post your card to them to share your half term adventures.

Thursday 24 February

Book 10-11am
Book 11.45am-12.45pm
Book 1.45-2.45pm 
Book 3.15pm-4.15pm

On Thursday 24 February we'll be offering two activities:

Create a Springtime Tree: Look forward to the arrival of springtime by painting your own cherry blossom tree. Explore the technique of pointillism and create your own tree painting to display at home. You might like to add friends' and family members' names to the branches, in celebration of special people who help us to grow. 

Paint a Postcard: Explore the gallery and see how artists have painted landscapes of the North East and beyond. Use watercolour pencils to paint a seasonal landscape on a postcard. Write a message to a friend or relative, and post your card to them to share your half term adventures.