PLEASE NOTE THESE SESSIONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to join the waiting list please email [email protected]
Can you believe that in 5 weeks Christmas will all be over! Before you go into a blind panic involving tinsel and wrapping paper, let us tell you about our workshops taking place in the week leading up to Christmas which might be able to give you that extra kids free hour you need.
What’s going on?
The Guernsey Arts Commission will be running a range of exciting art activities for children in the week running up to Christmas. Inspired by the current exhibition in the greenhouse entitled White Christmas, children will be invited to explore the exhibition and take part in a variety of festive art and craft activities.
How is it organised?
Beginning on Monday 20th December and running from 10.00 – 11.00 daily at The Guernsey Information Centre, the sessions cater for children aged 4 to 8:
Monday – Christmas Cards
Taking inspiration from White Christmas we’ll design and make our own Christmas cards for special family and friends. FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday – Make your own wrapping paper
Stamping, painting and oodles of glitter! FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday – Tree Decorations
Using salt dough, paint and a little imagination we will create something special to go on your Christmas tree. FULLY BOOKED
Thursday – Old Fashioned Christmas
Find out about decorations from the past and have a go at making Chinese lanterns and other paper decorations. FULLY BOOKED
Each session will also include a guided tour of the White Christmas exhibition.
Our Community Arts Development Officer, Laura Simpson, will be leading the programme assisted by Justiene Boughey, our Arts Development Assistant.
What will my child need?
All resources will be provided. Suitable clothing must be worn – some sessions may get a little messy, so please don’t wear your best clothes! We suggest that you bring an apron to wear.
Other important stuff…
All our workshop leaders hold a Guernsey enhanced disclosure. Laura Simpson is the Child Protection Officer for the GAC and is also a qualified first aider.
What does it cost?
The sessions are free as part of the GAC’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality, accessible workshops to members of our community.
This sounds great! How do I register my child?
You’ll need to fill out and return a registration form. There will be up to 16 places available on each session, and you can attend up to 2 sessions. Places will be confirmed on the receipt of the form, which must be received by Wednesday 15th December. A waiting list will be kept in the event that spaces fill up and places will be offered should one become available. You must be registered to take part in these workshops, we will not be able to accept children who turn up on the day.
I need to know more…
No problem. You can email Laura Simpson on [email protected] or telephone 749262 who will be happy to answer your questions.
Download your registration form here: