Workshops

FEASTING ON WEEDS FORAGING

Friday 26 July |10am-12pm | Cost: £25

Take a walk with food and foraging expert Clare McQuillan and discover a treasure of edible surprises in the stunning Downhill Forest. Clare will show you how to identify a range of plants, trees and fruits and teach you about wild plants and their place in the homes of Ulster's history. This foraging workshop and walk will be followed by light snacks inspired by seasonal foraged ingredients. Suitable for ages 18+ (or for 12+ with a parent)


SQUISHMALLOW MIXED MEDIA ART WORKSHOP for 6-12 yrs

Wednesday 7 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £12

Have you heard of the latest children’s craze ‘Squishmallows’? Come along and design and paint your own super cute ‘Squishmallow’ character! The perfect piece of art for a Squishmallow collector or someone who simply adores extra cute animals! Young artists will delight in crafting their own mixed media masterpieces using a variety of fun materials.


WONKA’S MAGICAL POTION INVENTION ROOM for 6-12 yrs

Thursday 8 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £15

Step into the whimsical world of Willy Wonka and become a master potion creator, a science session full of weird and wacky experiments.


UNDER THE SEA for 6-12 yrs

Wednesday 14 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £12

Come journey under the sea with us for this mixed media workshop. We will be working with different kinds of media as we explore the beautiful mysteries of the ocean.


OCEAN IN A BOTTLE MARINE BIOLOGY for 6-12 yrs

Thursday 15 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £15

The ‘Ocean in a Bottle’ science workshop teaches children about marine biology and eco awareness by creating miniature ocean ecosystems. Kids will learn about different marine species and the importance of preserving our oceans. This hands-on activity encourages, curiosity, environmental responsibility and most importantly fun!


SEASHELL FAMILY STORYTELLING & YOGA for 1-5 yrs

Friday 16 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £15 per child and parent


Join Shelly the Mermaid for some soothing seaside tales and mermaid magic! This immersive storytelling experience led by ‘Place to Wonder’ includes yoga and mindfulness techniques to support children and their grownups to lower anxiety and increase wellbeing. Yoga mats will be provided.


LEGO ANIMATION WORKSHOP for 8-12 yrs

Tuesday 20 August |11am-1pm | Cost: £15

This mini-animation master classes by Can Do Academy is a great introduction for children to the colourful world of Lego animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles, and lots of imagination! Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session! They can bring their own Lego characters or use the ones supplied by us.


ROBLOX SCIENCE WORKSHOP for 8-12 yrs

Wednesday 21 August | 11am-1pm | Cost: £15

Discover the exciting fusion of gaming and science in our Roblox-themed workshop! Kids will dive into the world of Roblox, learning scientific concepts through engaging, interactive activities. This innovative workshop promises fun, creativity, and hands-on learning, making science come alive in the digital realm.


DESIGN & CREATE A SHIBORI TOTE

Thursday 29 August | 10am-1pm | Cost: £30 full, £25 concession

18+ Years

In this workshop led by artist Janey Moffatt, you will be introduced to the plant and natural dye Indigo. You will learn how to create patterns using traditional stitching and binding shibori techniques. These stitches act as resists so when you dye the item, only the exposed fabric is dyed. The magical indigo then oxidizes before your eyes, creating beautiful patterns onto your handmade cloth totes that you can carry with pride.


CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

Thursday 29 August | 2-4pm | Cost: £30 full, £25 concession

Attend an engaging cyanotype workshop with artist Janey Moffatt, exploring the technical aspects of sun-printing. Participants will learn to create blue-toned images using natural elements and everyday objects. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and emphasises both technique and artistic expression.

18+ Years


NATURE’S ALCHEMY | CRAFT YOUR OWN NATURAL COLOURS FROM PLANTS & PIGMENTS

Friday 30 August | 10am-2pm | Cost: £30 full, £25 concession

Discover a deeper connection with the historic art of natural pigment and paint and dye creation. You will learn how to forage for colours, how to extract colour from and how to turn pigment into paint. This will be an immersion into the fascinating world of colour creation, and you will leave the session with your own swatch book filled with colour recipes!

18+ Years


Creative Kids Activity Pack

Creative Kids Activity Pack!

Get Creative at home and let your imagination loose with our Creative Kids Activity Pack! The pack has been created by different local artists with fun art activities they think you'll enjoy. You can use your activity pack alone or with your family for hours of creative fun. Simply download and print off the pack to get started.

Inside the pack you will find lots of different creative activities including:

  • Scratch Art
  • Funny Eyes Craft
  • Dance and Movement Activity
  • Peg Pals Craft
  • The Emperors New Clothes Colouring-in
  • Create your own Spring Flowers Craft
  • Make your own Shadow Puppets

Thank you to our wonderful artists who created the fab art ideas for the pack including, Natasha Duddy, Karen Torley and Tonya Sheina Batts!

Share your creativity with us and send in pictures of anything you make to esther.alleyne@casuewaycoastandglens.gov.uk and we'll share them on our social media pages!


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