Firstsite Holiday Fun | MAKE

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Get moving and making this Summer with Firstsite’s Holiday Fun!

Sculpt, draw and build a range of artworks, based on the current exhibitions at Firstsite. New activities available each week.

Most suitable for ages 4 – 11, but all ages welcome.

Every day, 10am – 5pm Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sept.

Week beginning 30 Jul, Mon – Fri
Design and make a mini stained glass window, inspired by current exhibition ‘Scott King: A New Life in Frigg’.

Week beginning 6 Aug, Mon – Fri
Bronze Age plasticine making. Learn about the Bronze Age alphabet by creating your own tablet, coin or pendant – make your very own alphabet! Inspired by current exhibition ‘BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018‘.

Week beginning 13 Aug, Mon – Fri
Contribute to a collaborative pride flag, made from a rainbow of colours! The finished flag will be hung at Firstsite for Colchester Pride on Sat 18 Aug.

Week beginning 20 Aug, Mon – Fri
Create your own mini spoon puppets, taking inspiration from the countryside creatures in our new £5 Family Film ‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales‘ – showing from this week!

Week beginning 28 Aug Tues – Fri
Use mark making techniques to build your very own Transformer! Create rubbings on paper from found objects to make your Transformer’s different components, then bring it to life by arranging all the pieces into your final creation. Inspired by Firstsite’s current exhibition ‘Play It Again: The Art of Remaking’.

Every Sat & Sun
Imagine Firstsite was transformed into a holiday park like Butlins or Pontins. What would it look like? YOU decide! Design your own Firstsite holiday park, inspired by our current exhibition ‘Scott King: A New Life in Frigg‘.


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