The BIG DRAW and Splatterdays! Our exciting October half term programme

We can’t believe we’re telling you about our half term activities – it feels like we’ve only just finished our Summer Programme!

 We have a couple of projects on the go for this half term:


Each morning we’ll be holding a Drawing Drop-in at the greenhouse at the Guernsey Information Centre in Town.  Come along for fun drawing games and activities between 10 – 12 daily from 25th – 29th October.

There’s no need to book, just pop in and see us.  It’s free to take part and will be suitable for children and parents of all ages!



Continuing our creative art theme, our half term afternoons will be devoted to a series of fabulous creative art projects with the theme of recycling.  

How is it organised?

Beginning on Monday 25th October and running from 1.30 – 4.00pm daily at St Martin’s Community Centre, the sessions cater for a range of ages:

Monday – Junk Puppets – ages 7 to 11 (year 3 – 6) Making puppets out of junk, creating stories and characters, interacting together.

 Tuesday – Cardboard City – ages 4 to 8 (Reception – Yr 3) Plan and make a giant city from empty cardboard boxes.  Design and decorate skyscrapers, houses, roads, cars and work together to create our city. FULLY BOOKED

 Wednesday – Junk Band – ages 6 to 10 (Yr 2 – Yr 5)  Make your own instruments and join the band.  We will explore rhythm, composition and singing as well as making simple instruments.  FULLY BOOKED

 Thursday – “Trashion” – ages 9  – 14 (Yr 5 – Yr 9) Design and make spectacular outfits, costumes and accessories from trash.  Finishes with a mini fashion show at the end of the afternoon.

 Friday – Light and Dark – ages 7 – 11 (Yr 3 – Yr 6) A variety of activities using light and dark.  Make firework pictures, build your own shadow puppet theatre or make a lantern.  FULLY BOOKED

Who’s who?

Our Community Arts Development Officer, Laura Simpson, will be leading the programme assisted by some student workshop assistants who will provide support whilst developing their own skills.

What will my child need?

All resources will be provided but we do ask those attending the Junk puppetry and Junk band sessions to bring clean plastic bottles, containers, cardboard tubes etc.  Children may bring a drink and a snack for break time.  Suitable clothing must be worn – we would suggest t-shirts, hoodies, jogging bottoms, trainers etc for all sessions.  Some sessions may get a little messy, so please don’t wear your best clothes!  If you want to bring an apron to wear you can.

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?

There is a charge of £5.00 per child per session.  Cheques should be made payable to “The Guernsey Arts Commission”.  Please write your child’s name on the back of the cheque.  Payments are non-refundable if the booking is cancelled after Monday 18th October and must be made in full when return your registration form.  If a session is fully booked or the session is cancelled by the GAC payment will be returned to you.

This sounds great!  How do I register my child?

You can download a registration form here:

Splatterdays Registration Form

  There will be up to 25 places available on each session, and you can attend as many sessions as you like.  Places will be confirmed on the receipt of the form and full payment, which must be received by Wednesday 20th October.    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.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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