Exciting new art workshops planned for new museum

A new exciting programme of art workshops are due to begin on Saturday 22nd March at Shrewsbury's new £10.5 million museum and art gallery. Run by experienced local artist/educator Theresa Bradbury, for children aged 6 - 11 years on a Saturday morning, in the brand new purpose built education suite. 

The workshops will be based on the first touring exhibition to visit the new museum, a display of contemporary art, featuring work by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. The works have been chosen to reflect the idea of collecting itself, for their resonance with the new museum and its historic collections and for their connection to the work of Charles Darwin.

These art workshops offer children an opportunity to take inspiration from the exhibition and use it as a starting point for creativity. Aspiring artists will be inspired to create their own contemporary art works using a diverse range of materials and techniques, stretching their imagination and creativity. Children can have a go at sculpture, textiles, printmaking, painting, photography and film.

The workshops will also be offered to children age 3-5 years and young people aged 12 - 16 years  in the near future. Theresa will also be offering contemporary art workshops to  post -16 students and art classes for adults at the new museum. Theresa is also developing the idea of themed arty birthday parties for children.

Theresa, who has developed this first programme of workshops said:

 "This first special exhibition of contemporary art works is perfect for children and young people and features a diverse range of media and techniques which will inspire them to get creative. The exhibition features a giant upside down polar bear and skeletons of cartoon characters which I think children will love."

The workshops can be booked now through the Visitor Information Centre on 01743 258888. For further information contact Theresa on [email protected]

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