New activity sessions encourage toddlers to get creative
A brand new season of craft activities specially designed for children under five will start in the centre of Worcester this September. The popular Young at Art sessions, run in partnership between Museums Worcestershire and The Hive, aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment where younger children can explore their creativity and make something lovely to take home.
All Young at Art crafts follow a theme to fire children’s imaginations, with this season’s sessions including bobbing boats, seasonal leaf printing, fly away kites and party hats. Crafters will be encouraged to get hands-on with clay, paint and other materials, and the fun will be led by experienced staff members Kate Phillipson (Learning and Communities Co-ordinator for Museums Worcestershire) and Kate Lawrence (The Hive). At some sessions there will also be the opportunity to cosy up for story time, where little ones can enjoy some quiet time listening to an engaging story while their crafty creations dry.
The venue will alternate between the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum’s welcoming activity space and The Hive’s family area, starting with ‘Magical Rain-makers’ at The Hive on 5 September and ‘Rainbows and Clouds’ at the City Art Gallery on 12 September. Young at Art sessions will run throughout autumn up to Christmas 2019, with the final installment of the season on 19 December.
Sessions run Thursdays 2pm-3:30pm, there is a £3 charge to cover craft materials per child. Both Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Hive are free to enter. Full details of all Young at Art sessions can be found at www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/whats-on/.