Wheal Martyn Summer Activities

5 Jul 2019 to 14 Sep 2019
Wheal Martyn
Wheal Martyn
Carthew
Bodmin Rd
St Austell
Cornwall
PL26 8XG
There's loads to do at Wheal Martyn Clay Works this summer from Forest Schools to clay animation workshops, Teddy Bears picnic to paper making....

Wheal Martyn’s Activities: July to September

 

 

Title: The Creative Conversation, Flock project

Date: Friday 5 July

Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm

Price: £1.00 per pupil

Description: Join the Flock for a creative conversation. A series of dance, movement, creative writing and art workshops. Describe to us your favourite places and your experience of Wheal Martyn, directing our movement choices through your ideas. To book, please email gmartin@wheal-martyn.com.

 

Title: Relaxed Sessions

Date: Sunday 7 July

Time: 9am to 10am and 5pm to 6pm.

Price: Normal admission

Description: If you prefer to enjoy the museum at a quieter pace, why not come along to our Relaxed Session on Sunday 7 July, 9am to 10am or 5pm to 6pm. These sessions are especially suited to people with autism, anxiety and associated conditions. Have fun with object handling, ASD-friendly activities and trails. To download the museum’s visual stories, please visit our access information page on our website. For more information, please contact the museum on 01726 850362.

 

Title: Museum Club: Takeover Day

Date: Saturday 13 July

Time:10.30am to 12.30pm

Price: £3 per child, additional siblings £1

Description: Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

 

Title: Woodland Animal Headbands

Date: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Get creative and fashion your own woodland animal headband! Discover Wheal Martyn’s Nature Reserve and pick your favourite nature items to decorate your headband with. Then pick up your free headband template from reception and get creative in our ‘Make and Take’ station. Drop in between 10.00am – 5.00pm to take part. Which woodland animal will you be?

 

Title: Pottery Painting

Date: Monday 29 July, Tuesday 6 August, Thursday 15 August, Friday 23 August, Thursday 29 August

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: £1 to £3.50

Description: This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling inspired? Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento for all of the family. There is a small fee of £1 to £3.50 to pay for the cost of ceramics. No need to book, just drop in between 10.30am and 15.30pm. All ages welcome - fun for all the family!

Why not paint your own ceramic to take home with you? Choose from bird feeders, tea lights, egg cups and so much more. A perfect Wheal Martyn memento.

 

Title: Clay Stories

Date: Tuesday 30 July, Wednesday 7 August, Monday 12 August, Thursday 22 August, Friday 30 August

Time: 2pm

Price: FREE

Description: Join our expert volunteers, as they share their own stories of the clay industry. Discover what life was like working in the china clay mines and explore how the industry has changed today.

 

Title: Clay Animation Workshop

Date: Wednesday 31 July

Time: Workshop 1:10.30am to 12pm, Workshop 2: 1pm to 2.30pm and Workshop 3: 3pm to 4.30pm.

Price: £6 per child or 2 for £10. No charge for accompanied adults.

Description: Come and create a brilliant animated film about how china clay is mined and used in Cornwall. Create plasticine characters and make them come to life with the magic of stop motion animation. Work in small groups and use cameras and laptops to tell a story. The finished film will be ready to download from the internet when completed. Spaces are limited, so please book for the workshops in advance by contacting reception on 01726 850362 or info@wheal-martyn.com

 

Title: Rocket Workshop

Date: Thursday 1 August

Time: 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm

Price: £1

Description: Three, two, one…blast off! Did you know that kaolin (china clay) is used on the heat shields of rockets, due to its heat resistance qualities? Drop-in to one of our workshops on Thursday 1 August and make your very own rocket.

 

Title: Badger Forest School

Date: Friday 2 August, Friday 16 August

Time: 11am to 1pm.

Price: £40 for a family of four or £22 for a family of two which includes museum entry.

Description:Join Badger Forest School in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of exciting outdoor activities. Children and families can take part in:

– Nature trails through the woods

– Campfire cooking

– Mask making and nature crafts

– Shelter building

– Mini-beast hunts

– Den building and woodland creatures

The session costs only £40 for a family of four or £22 for a family of two which includes drinks, snacks and museum entry. Spaces are limited, so please book for the workshops in advance by contacting reception on 01726 850362 or info@wheal-martyn.com

 

Title: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Get close up to nature and explore Wheal Martyn’s woodlands in a family friendly scavenger hunt. Can you find all the items to retrieve your prize?  

 

Title: Art Picnic

Date: Monday 5 August

Time: 2pm to 3pm

Price: £1.00 per child

Description: Pop along to Wheal Martyn’s first art picnic. Enjoy choosing from various art supplies and make your own beautiful creations outside. Food will not be included. Fun for all the family.  

 

Title: Game Extravaganza

Date: Thursday 8 August

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Come and have fun at Wheal Martyn’s first Game Extravaganza. There will be something for everyone in this fun-filled family day, from making your own gaming consoles out of objects, to competing in classic family board games. 

 

Title: Clay Hands

Date: Friday 9 August

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: 50p

Description: Get hands on and create your very own clay hand imprint to take home with you. Decorate your creation with beautiful beads and nature items scavenged onsite in our nature reserve. Fun for all the family, costing only 50p

 

Title: Nature Bingo

Date: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Bingo! See who can find all of the nature items first whilst exploring Wheal Martyn’s nature reserve. Don’t forget to shout BINGO when you have all the items and retrieve your prize from reception.

 

Title: Bridge Challenge

Date: Tuesday 13 August

Time: 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Price: £1

Description: Are you a budding engineer? Or do you simply love making things? Why not take up the Wheal Martyn challenge and build a bridge. Are you up for the challenge? This activity is suitable for ages 6+ and must be booked in advance via reception on 01726 850362 or info@wheal-martyn.com

 

Title: Paper Craft Workshop with artist Ruth Hills

Date: Wednesday 14 August

Time: Workshop 1:10.30am to 12pm, Workshop 2: 1pm to 2.30pm and Workshop 3: 3pm to 4.30pm.

Price: £3

Description: Join artist Ruth Hills and create a mixed media journal inspired by our summer’s theme ‘Rock, Scissors, Paper’. This activity is suitable for children 8+, as well as adults. Spaces to this workshop are limited, so please book with reception in advance on 01726 850362 or email info@wheal-martyn.com.

 

Title: Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Clay Landscape Drawing

Date: Saturday 17 August

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: FREE (museum entry still applies)

Description: This week, Suzy and Lynn will be showing you how the clay landscape can be used as inspiration for drawings.The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on clay heritage, by exploring the site at Wheal Martyn, including the opportunity to make your very own onsite drawings. The art works produced will be exhibited as part of the White Gold festival on Saturday 21st September at Wheal Martynand installed on the clay trails leading up to Wheal Martyn. All are warmly welcome and the workshops are suitable for ages 8+, including adults. No previous art experience is necessary and you are welcome to attend all of the workshop in the series. Please wear suitable clothing for mess and weather. The workshops are free, but usual museum entry still applies. No need to book, just drop-in to the museum.

 

Title: Clay Faces in the Woods

Date: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: 50p

Description:If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods, what type of faces do you think you will find? Join in the fun and create your very own clay face on one of our trees and keep a lookout for other creations too. Look carefully at the trees to find shapes which can be used in your design. Don’t forget to forage for leaves, sticks and feathers to add to your face too. Fun for all the family, costing only 50p.

 

Title: Museum Takeover

Date: Monday 19 August

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Price: FREE

Description: Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

 

Title: Paint a bug house

Date: Tuesday 20 August, Monday 26 August

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: £3

Description: Here at Wheal Martyn, we love to explore nature and protect the local environment. Why not help us by decorating your own bug house for your garden. What type of colours and designs do you think the bugs in your garden will like? Buzz buzz.

 

Title: Paper-making workshop with artist Carol Weir

Date: Wednesday 21 August, Wednesday 28 August

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Price: £2.50

Description: Join local artist Carol Weir and try your hand at making a decorative shape of handmade paper. You will be able to use white or coloured paper pulp to make a shape using a cookie cutter as a mould. Why not get even more creative and add some petals, leaves or seeds into the mix? This workshop is drop-in and suitable for all ages.

 

Title: Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Photography

Date: Saturday 24 August 

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: FREE (museum entry still applies)

Description:Explore Wheal Martyn’s site with Suzy and Lynn and learn how to capture the perfect photograph.The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on clay heritage, by exploring the site at Wheal Martyn, including the opportunity to take your very own photographs. Please bring your own mobile phone or digital camera. The photographs will be exhibited as part of the White Gold festival on Saturday 21st September at Wheal Martyn and installed on the clay trails leading up to Wheal Martyn. All are warmly welcome and the workshops are suitable for ages 8+, including adults. No previous art experience is necessary and you are welcome to attend all of the workshop in the series. Please wear suitable clothing for mess and weather. The workshops are free, but usual museum entry still applies. No need to book, just drop-in to the museum.

 

Title: Woodland Sculptures

Date: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Be inspired by local Cornish Sculpture artists like Barbara Hepworth and Jenny Beavan and create your own woodland sculptures at Wheal Martyn. Make sure you take a picture and share with the Wheal Martyn team using the hashtag #WhealMartynSculptures

 

Title: Printing with Nature

Date: Tuesday 27 August

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: 50p

Description: Printing with nature explores the beautiful patterns found naturally on leaves and other natural items. Pick your favourite leaves to print with and make your own creation.

 

Title: Flock workshop

Date: Tuesday 27 August

Time: 2pm performance followed by 2.15pm workshop

Price: FREE (normal museum entry applies)

Description: See the first performance of Flock across the site at 2pm, followed by a family creative workshop – take the dancers on a tour and leave your trace with chalk writing and drawings.

 

Title: Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Painting and Printing Clay landscapes

Date: Saturday 31 August

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: FREE (museum entry still applies)

Description: Be prepared to get messy in this week’s workshop as Suzy and Lynn show you how to paint and print using clay heritage objects for inspiration.The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on clay heritage, including the opportunity to make work inspired by pyramid structures. The pyramid inspired art will be exhibited as part of the White Gold festival on Saturday 21st September at Wheal Martyn and installed on the clay trails leading up to Wheal Martyn. All are warmly welcome and the workshops are suitable for ages 8+, including adults. No previous art experience is necessary and you are welcome to attend all of the workshop in the series. The workshops are free, but usual museum entry still applies. No need to book, just drop-in to the museum.

 

Title: Leaf Necklace

Date: Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price: FREE

Description: Make beautiful leaf necklaces from leaves scavenged in Wheal Martyn’s woodlands. Make sure you take a picture and share with the Wheal Martyn team using the hashtag #WhealMartyn

 

Title: Teddy Bear Picnic

Date: Monday 2 September

Time: 12pm to 1.30pm

Price: Free

Description: Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Wheal Martyn’s teddy bears are getting a bit lonely and would like to invite all of their friends to a picnic. There will be lots of wonderful games to play and the bears will be sure of a treat today. Squash and biscuits will be provided, but please feel welcome to bring your own food or ask for our picnic boxes from the café.

 

Title: Science Play

Date: Tuesday 3 September

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: £2.00

Description: Pop your googles on and get ready for some hands on science fun! Learn how to create a water wheel and discover how it works, get sticky by making your own slime, as well as learning more about how important science is for the clay industry.

 

Title: Clay Leaf Bowls

Date: Wednesday 4 September

Time: 10.30am to 15.30pm

Price: 50p

Description: This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Let your imagination run wild and create your very own clay leaf bowl to take home with you. Choose your leaf wisely and look for beautiful natural patterns.

 

Title: Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Clay Pyramids

Date: Saturday 7 September and Saturday 14 September

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Price: FREE (museum entry still applies)

Description: In this workshop, learn how to make your very own clay pyramid, ready to be installed for the White Gold festival.The white pyramids surrounding Wheal Martyn are one the most iconic symbols of the china clay industry. Although they could be seen as just the spoils of the industry, the pyramids have become part of the identity of the area and a reminder of the importance of the industry. Artyology are offering a series of art workshops focusing on clay heritage, including the opportunity to make your very own pyramid structures. The pyramid structures will be exhibited as part of the White Gold festival on Saturday 21st September at Wheal Martyn and installed on the clay trails leading up to Wheal Martyn. All are warmly welcome, no previous art experience necessary, from ages 8+, including adults. Please wear suitable clothing for mess and weather. The workshops are free, but usual museum entry still applies. No need to book, just drop-in to the museum.

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