Get a taste of art in half term workshops

Take a look at photos from the workshops on our Facebook page.

The Guernsey Arts Commission will be running a series of short workshops during half term at the end of May and begining of June with the support of NatWest.

The three ‘taster workshops’ are being run as a part of our Community Arts programme and will each be for different age ranges spanning 6 to 17 years old and will focus on different facets of visual arts including sculpture and design.

All three sessions will take place at the greenhouse, the Guernsey Arts Commission’s dedicated space in the Guernsey Information Centre.

Spaces on each workshop are limited so  to book your place please complete and return this form either by email or by post.

The workshops will be filled on a first come first served basis and any extra applications will be added to a waiting list. Places will be confirmed on the receipt of the form, and subsequent payment.

Download the application form for the half term workshops.

For any more information please contact [email protected]

The Great Mysterious Cover Up!

Ages: 10-13

Location: the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

Date: Wednesday 1st June

Time: 9:30 – 12:30

Workshop Lecturer: Frances Lemmon

Fee: £9

Frances Lemmon, professional artist, is offering a workshop in connection with the recent Guernsey Arts Commission design competition based around the show; We’ve Got it Covered.

With your favourite book in hand, it is now your turn to design the cover as you would see it.

Working in pastels, charcoal and acrylic paint you will realize a new and exciting jacket design for your favourite book.

This is a three hour drawing and painting workshop for those wishing to get their hands dirty, and imaginations fired up. So search out your favourite book and start thinking about how best to illustrate the story within!

Stamp Designing for Guernsey Post

Ages: 13-17

Location: the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

Date: Thursday 2nd June

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Workshop Lecturer: Charlotte Barnes

Fee: £8

Charlotte Barnes is a professional artist currently producing a series of stamps for the Guernsey Post based on the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. With her expert advice Charlotte will lead a tour of the greenhouse gallery show, We’ve Got it Covered, and walk students step-by-step through the fascinating process of creating what has become a highly regarded market for collectors all over the world; the Guernsey Stamp.

Students will be exploring the following:  Idea Generation and Development, Small Scale Design and how to create narrative with images as they design their own 35p stamp.

The finished work is to be presented in a friendly and supportive group with responses from a member of the Philatelic Department.

The Blu-Tack Shack

Ages: 6-9

Location: the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

Date: Friday 3rd June

Time: 10:00-11:00

Workshop Lecturer: Justine Boughey

Fee: £3

Justiene Boughey just loves Blu-Tack!

Fine arts graduate Justiene will be combining that love and the opportunity to create childhood memories in this creative workshop based around a not so common artistic medium. Justiene is asking that participants meet her in the greenhouse with their favourite storybook and zeal to create three-dimensional works of art for a full hour of fun. All children are required to bring their imagination and enthusiasm for this unique educational experience. Prepare to be surprised what you can do with Blu-Tack….

More workshops are planned for the summer holidays so check back to to find out all the details as soon as they are announced.


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