Arts Award Discover Summer Passport

Tuesday 18 July  – Sunday 3 September

The Museum Explorer Passport is back for 2017! Both the Collection and the Swiss Garden are really excited to be part of this engaging initiative.

This summer, take a family journey through the rich and exciting history of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire with a free Museum Explorer Passport. Collect yours from a participating local museum and begin your expedition through time, taking in Roman Britain, natural history and the rapid rise of the industrial age.

Each passport has a series of challenges for you to complete, which contribute towards an Arts Award Discover qualification and an official certificate.

One of the challenges is to take part in a craft activity, so every Tuesday during the Summer holidays there will be supervised craft activities available at either the Collection or the Swiss Garden.

Highlights include:

Tuesday 18 July – The Collection
Expressing Speed with artist Jill McMaster! Children are invited to create a fabric design inspired by planes and cars from the Shuttleworth Collection that celebrate speed. They will be using printing techniques and fabric pens. This activity is suitable for ages 5 – 12. Children must have an accompanying adult and can attend either the morning session available 10:00 – 12:00 or the afternoon 13.00 – 15.00.

 

Tuesday 25 July – The Collection
Expressing Speed with artist Jill McMaster! Children are invited to create a fabric design inspired by planes and cars from the Shuttleworth Collection that celebrate speed. They will be using printing techniques and fabric pens. This activity is suitable for ages 5 – 12. Children must have an accompanying adult and can attend either the morning session available 10:00 – 12:00 or the afternoon 13.00 – 15.00.

 

Tuesday 25 July, Tuesday 8 July and Tuesday 22 August – The Collection
Works of art can be created by just using paint and air! Children will be the making contraptions to manipulate the air and then finding out the different effects it can have on paint. There will be two sessions available (10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00) on a first serve basis.

 

Tuesday 1 August and Tuesday 15 August – The Swiss Garden
Come to the Garden Room where you will be able to make your own fairy door! There will be two sessions available (10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00) on a first serve basis.

 

Tuesday 29 August – The Swiss Garden
Create and Print a fabric design inspired by the beauty of The Swiss Garden with artist Jill McMaster. They will be using printing techniques and fabric pens. This activity is suitable for ages 5 – 12. Children must have an accompanying adult and can attend either the morning session  available 10:00 – 12:00 or the afternoon 13:00 – 15.00.

Event Information

Normal Collection and Swiss Garden entry rates apply.