Visitors to the British Motor Museum are invited to get creative this half term from 21 – 29 October. They can draw, paint, stick and colour with a number of art-based workshops which run from Monday to Friday. Part of the ‘Fantastic for Families’ national art campaign, these fun activities are sure to entertain the whole family!
On Monday & Tuesday be part of ‘Motor Mouths’, a digital arts project led by artist Richard Jones. Start by simply drawing a car, then using digital technology you could see yourself in the driving seat. On Wednesday artist Maria Clancy will guide you through the process and techniques of painting in watercolour. There will also be a chance for you to add your car to a collaborative artwork that Maria will be producing. Whilst on Thursday, F1 motorsport artist, Brian Casey, will be on hand to show you how he draws and sketches in fine detail, so that you can have a go at creating your own detailed masterpiece. Then on Friday you can stamp your ‘Marque’ and join in the print workshop choosing from an array of templates inspired by the collection of car badges.
It wouldn’t be October half term without something Halloween – so the ‘Black Cat’ trail is back by popular demand. Youngsters can search for the Black Cats around the Museum using torches to reveal the colour of their eyes. Suitable for 3 years plus. There is also a brand new interactive trail for all the family – the case of the ‘Missing Plans,’ visitors will need to follow a trail of clues to solve the mystery!
Emma Rawlinson, Life Long Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum stated “With an exciting week of family friendly activities from art-based workshops, to family trails, plus the chance to meet various artists and see an art installation in situ, we have plenty on offer this half term to keep everyone entertained!”
All half term family activities are included in the Museum entry. Adults £14, Children £9 (5-16 years) under 5’s free, Concessions £12 & Family £39 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Buy one day and get 12 months free if you Gift Aid your entrance. Both trails are running daily including the weekends. All workshops run on weekdays 10am to 3pm. There is no need to book, just drop into the Learning Spaces. Most workshops allow you to take away your completed masterpiece and are suitable for 5 years plus unless otherwise stated.