What’s On at Chippenham Museum

Adult Creative Workshops

WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME OUR WORKSHOPS

Lace Making with For the Love of Lace

POSTPONED

£18, booking essential. This workshop is now fully booked.

Try your hand at the age old craft of lacemaking. During this three hour adult creative workshop  you will be taught one traditional stitch, using modern materials and patterns. You will be taking home something a little different!

Local maker Teresa Wheeler shares her enthusiasm for lace making through demonstrations and shows as ‘For the Love of Lace’ and is a member of The Lace Guild and The Lace Society. Inspired as a child watching lacemaking at the Royal Bath & West Show, Teresa enjoys using antique and vintage lace tools to keep the art of lacemaking alive and inspire others.

Printmaking with Sam Heath

POSTPONED

£20, booking essential. This workshop is now fully booked.

Explore the monotype printmaking process with local artist Sam Heath. This liberating medium combines painting, drawing and printmaking techniques. During this workshop you will be introduced to various approaches for capturing form, texture and atmosphere.

This session will start with a short demonstration of the monotype process. We will then experiment with various techniques including with a small press. The monotype process is a great introduction to printmaking and perfect for complete beginners. All materials provided but please bring some drawings, objects or photographs to work from.

We will be launching more workshop dates for Autumn/Winter 2020

Regular Activities for children & families

WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE RESUMING

Discovery Time

Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays), 10.15am-12.00noon, at the museum

£1.50 per child

Messy play for under 5s. Develop their creative side with crafts, paints, toys, sandpit and more!

Please note this session takes place upstairs (with lift access) in the museum’s Education Room with buggy parking downstairs in the museum.

The Photo Club

Mondays, 4pm – 5pm

£5 per session, ages 11 – 17, booked termly via The Photo Club directly at info@thephotoclub.co or 07773193817

The Photo Club  provides camera and photography equipment for young people to use at this after-school club at no extra cost. The Photo Club run photography projects for young people to learn new skills and be creative. The club aims to improve self-expression and motivation, focusing focus on activities to help mental health and wellbeing while capturing great images and having fun. Click here to visit The Photo Club’s website.

West Wiltshire Young Archeologists Club (YAC)

Last Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm

£5 per session, ages 8 – 16 , contact club directly to book here

West Wiltshire YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts of activities, including visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in excavations, and lots more.

Regular Activities for adults

WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE RESUMING

Crafty Café

Mondays 2pm – 3.30pm, fortnightly. Upcoming dates:  24 February, 9 & 23 March,  6 & 20 April

Free entry, no need to book just drop in

Grab your needlework or knitting and join us every other Monday for an afternoon of craft, coffee and conversation at Chippenham Museum. A chance to talk with other crafters, swap patterns, share skills and get advice if you are stuck on a stitch!  A fun and social way to share your hobby and maybe learn a new one?