SUMMER FUN - ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS!
Join us this summer for fun filled activities guaranteed to keep young hands busy and young minds engaged!
Whispering Woodlands Camp
Tuesday 4th Friday - 7th August, 10.30am - 1pm
Ages: 4 - 6 years
€65.00 (€5 discount for second child in the same family)
Based on Roald Dahl’s wonderful story Fantastic Mr. Fox, this summer little artists will have an opportunity to make a mini theatre teeming with woodland characters! Each day, after a natter about Mr. Dahl’s wily tale, we will create birds from clay, trees from cardboard and flowers cast from plaster. Little hands will be kept very busy pinching, patting and rolling clay, molding and imprinting on plaster, and of course, dapping and sponging with paint.
Things to remember! Please bring a drink and snack, and sign-in of children is required on each morning of the camp.
DISCOVERY CLUBS AND CAMPS
Make a Balloon Boat on Wexford Quay
As part of the Wexford Maritime Festival
Saturday 20th June, 2pm - 4pm
DROP IN ACTIVITIES - Just call in to Wexford Arts Centre's tent at the Maritime Festival. The activity will last approximately 25 minutes and parents are required to stay. Free festival event - no booking required
Make your own balloon powered boat out of recycled materials such as Styrofoam, paper and plastic. Come along and pop into the Wexford Arts Centre tent to make your own, chugging, air powered boat. Children, of all ages, can assemble and then decorate their creations before testing them out in the vast paddling pool ocean in our tent. Enjoy the high seas and high jinks with our experienced team of artists. Fun for any age!
Lego Animation…Create your own LEGO MOVIE!
Saturday 11th July, 1pm - 4pm
Workshop participants will be introduced to the principles of stop-motion animation, story-telling and great animation apps while they work to make a mini movie. We provide all the equipment, props and expertise, so participants just need to bring their imagination and creativity!
Discovering M. C. Escher
Saturday 15th August, 1pm - 4pm
Workshop participants will be introduced to to M. C. Escher’s graphic design works looking closely at the repeated patterns in his linocuts and prints. By taking a close look at how they are made, we will explore the techniques that Escher used to make his whimsical repeated pattern designs. Children will make colourful tessellations and create their own version of Escher’s Lizard!
The Art of Minecraft
Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th August, 1pm - 4pm
We have oodles of Minecraft fun planned for our camp from learning how to draw and paint a full size image of ourselves as 8bit Minecraft character to bringing to life objects from the game. We will also make a Minecraft pig as a money bank and a Nether man costume. Ultimate Minecraft crafting combined with games, quizzes and much more!
Age 14 years +
Monday 13th Wednesday 15th July, 12 - 4pm
Booking fee: €70.00
This workshop is for anyone interested in a creative project with a difference. Using easily accessible everyday materials; recycled and repurposed objects, you will create your own unique character. The simple techniques learned here can be applied in many different ways to create artistic pieces, from puppets to mask making and sculptural work! We start by building the puppet's skeleton and fleshing it out. After that it's all about the detail, painting and creating a costume to bring the puppet to life.
Off the Wall - Graffiti Camp
Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th July, 1 - 4pm
Booking fee: €65.00
Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Banksy or Shepard Fairey. Join us for our Graffiti Camp and learn all about fades, cutbacks and outlining to give your graffiti some serious styling. More than this we will explore marker and pen art, stylised fonts, with some calligraphy thrown in for good measure. We will also use some mixed media to bring your work to life before taking your skills to the street to do some freehand and stencil spraying outdoors.