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October 2021

Writing for Children and Young Adults

with Patrice Lawrence

Sat 2 October
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Come and surprise yourself with the characters and storylines that flow out of your imagination prompted by old, familiar myths, legends and fairy tales.

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The Dong with a Luminous Nose

A Cubic Feet and Little Angel Theatre co-production, in association with Monstro Theatre Based on the poem by Edward Lear

Fri 8 October
6:00 pm
- 7:15 pm
Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd
Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT United Kingdom
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£15

“This is a deliciously visceral experience that leaves the young audience with their skin tingling and their curiosity piqued” – The Guardian Edward is a bit of an oddball. A shy and troubled boy, he is always watching the horizon, waiting for something to happen. Then one day “the Jumblies” arrive, and his life is turned upside down... then shaken about a bit... and then a bit more! With a huge and colourful cast of abstract and figurative puppets, this…

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Illustration Workshop

with Marion Deuchars

Sat 9 October
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

Join award winning children’s book illustrator and author Marion Deuchars for a one day workshop sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Let’s Make Some Great Art Animals

with Marion Deuchars for the BIG DRAW

Sun 10 October

Join award winning children’s book illustrator and author Marion Deuchars for a mini masterclass.

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Little Museum Visitors

Wed 20 October 2021 - Wed 27 July 2022
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£6

20 October  | 24 November  | 26 January  | 23 February  | 30 March 10:30 am - 12pm 2-5 years old Fun, hands-on creative sessions for the mini-visitor and their adult.  Packed full of sticking, drawing, storytelling and object discovery.  Each workshop will have a different theme and will be run by early years' teacher Sarah Hailey-Watts. Please note, there is space for only 1 adult per child.

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BIG DRAW: Make the Change

Sun 24 October - Sat 30 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

Sunday 24 + Saturday 30 October 11am - 4pm FREE (museum entry fees apply) Drop-in event but numbers will be limited 3 + years Join illustration students from the University of Brighton for two days filled with drawing inspired by the Big Draw theme for this year; Make the Change. The students will devise drawing activities around the environment and how we can all make a positive impact on helping to look after mother nature and our beautiful plant. No…

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Paste Paper Book Making

with Emma Carlow

Tue 26 October
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm

Half Term Workshop 7-11 year olds £25 inc. materials (please bring a packed lunch) Emma Carlow who designed the Giant Sandwich soft sculpture in the show will teach this workshop. You will use all the wonderful illustrations as inspiration for different patterns to create using the paste paper technique. Then Emma will show you how to use your designs to make a simple concertina book. Paste paper is a fun decorative technique that has been around since the 17th century.…

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Story Time with John Vernon Lord

Sun 31 October
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

FREE (museum entrance fee applies, booking essential) All ages 11am & 3pm John will talk you through some of the ideas behind his characters and read you some stories from some of his many children’s books. Please note: all adults and children over 11 years old unless exempt, are required to wear face masks throughout the building, including during workshops. This is to protect our staff and other visitors, particularly those who are clinically vulnerable.

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November 2021

Build a Decorative Ceramic Christmas House with Claire Burns

Sat 20 November
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Tickets include materials and lunch In this workshop you will build a festive house out of clay with windows for candlelight to glow through. No experience in ceramics is required and we will cover different hand-building techniques to create your house. You can personalise your tealight holder by experimenting with different forms, texture and carved details. Your work will be fired after the workshop (and can be collected from the museum 3 weeks after the workshop).    

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Letterpress Christmas Cards with Type Tom

Sun 28 November
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£70

Tickets include materials, lunch and refreshments  Design and print your very own letterpress Christmas cards using an Adana press. As well as lots of lovely type to choose from there will also be festive printing blocks to use. You will learn the basics of composing type and creating a design in letterpress, to produce a small run of your own festive cards. Language and the way words flow are an important part of Tom Boulton’s work; they are the starting point…

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December 2021

Christmas Wreath Making with Jo Coles

Sat 4 December - Sun 5 December
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Families: 7 + years Saturday 4 December 10am-1pm or 2pm - 5pm Sunday 5 December 10am-1pm Tickets include materials & refreshments   Get into the festive spirit and create something special this Christmas! Jo Coles will take you out on a walk around Ditchling to forage for foliage to make your wreath. Afterwards you will head back to the museum for mince pies and a hot drink before Jo guides you through making a stunning wreath to decorate your home…

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January 2022

Introduction to Wood Engraving with Jude Clynick

Sat 15 January 2022
10:00 am
- 1:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£40

Tickets include materials & refreshments Look at some examples of wood engravings from the museum’s collection and learn how the process developed. Enjoy an introduction to the basic tools and techniques, then explore the different marks that these make to produce a small simple hand burnished print. Our half day courses are designed for beginners to try something new. If you enjoy the course, you can sign up for the full day workshop Wood Engraving with Jude Clynick on Saturday 26 February.…

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