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Princesses in Cars, Princes up a Tower

Thursday 21 July, 1-4pm

What roles do our favourite film characters usually play? Have fun creating a giant wall of film characters in unlikely comedy activities through collage and sketching.

Frozen will be shown in the Stables at 2.30pm.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

Young Artists: Character Design

Wednesday 27 July, 10am- 12noon

Join professional artist Matt Jeanes and learn the secrets of bringing your own cartoon characters and illustrations to life. Matt has illustrated a wide range of characters, including Winnie the Pooh, My Little Pony, Wallace and Gromit, and many others.

£10 Booking essential, ages 8+. Please get in touch to book.

Young Artists: Fight like a Jedi

Thursday 28 July, 10am- 12pm

Join Squire Stage Combat for an exciting introduction to the art of stage fighting. Use aikido bokken (wooden swords) to recreate the opening fight scene from Star Wars: Episode V— The Empire Strikes Back.

£10 Booking essential, ages 8+. Please get in touch to book.

Sand Paintings

Thursday 28 July, 1-4pm

Summer holidays filled with sand? Find out how the Navajo used sand paintings for healing ceremonies and help create a giant artwork to decorate the Coach House.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

Young Artists: Animate!

Friday 29 July, 10am- 12noon

Join ComputerXplorers for an introduction to animation. Use digital artwork and animation software to bring your characters to life, boosting your computer skills along the way.

£10 Booking essential, ages 8+. Please get in touch to book.

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Thursday 4 August, 1-4pm

Join us for a Star Wars celebration! Create your own intergalactic battle model, lightsabre, or Yoda ears. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (PG), the very first Star Wars film, will be screened from 2.30pm in the Stables.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

The Circle of Life

Tuesday 9 August, 10am-12.30pm

Join Eco Wild for Summertime adventures in the American Museum’s woodland. Create natural art in the trees, discover which animals make their nests on the ground, light a fire, play stealth games, and learn how to ‘fox walk’ to test your skills against others!

£10 Booking essential, ages 8+. Please get in touch to book.

American Wilderness Survival

Thursday 11 August, 1-4pm

Practice making your own brush shelters for camping in the wild. Leave a message for visitors using Navajo symbols.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

Toys Alive!

Thursday 18 August, 1-4pm 

Bring your favourite toy ‘alive’ on paper. Make your own animated flick book to take away.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

Tipi Lanterns

Thursday 25 August, 1-4pm

Make colourful tipi-shaped lanterns from willow and tissue paper and discover what other kinds of houses Native Americans lived in. Don’t forget to try out the large tipi in the Museum grounds.

Included with gardens admission. Drop-in, age 3+

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