Art day at Shipwreck Museum

Youngsters will be able to enjoy taking part in a variety of projects
Youngsters will be able to enjoy taking part in a variety of projects

CHILDREN and their families are invited to come to a free creative art day next weekend.

The Shipwreck Museum, opposite Blue Reef Aquarium, is holding a workshop on Saturday (October 8) from 10am to 4pm, run by professional Pett artist Helen Harrrison, from the company Arts Desire.

Participants will be given a take-away container lined with clay which they can draw or press things into or mould.

Helen will provide lots of textured objects such as shells and leaves, as well as specialist clay tool which can be used to make marks in the clay.

Visitors will be encouraged to use the museum’s exhibits as inspiration for their art pieces.

When finished, prepared Plaster of Paris will be poured into the container and left to harden for about 15 minutes.

The art work can then be carefully released from the container mould and taken home.

This is a drop-in activity but participants should allow themselves at least 45 minutes for creating and curing time.

Councillor Trevor Webb, lead member for leisure at Hastings Borough Council, said: “This is another wonderful opportunity for budding artists out there to roll their sleeves up and get creative in the name of art.”

The workshop has been funded by the Stade Education Project and is free, but donations to the museum are appreciated.