Creative Summer Schemes are back!

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Art Summer Schemes 2022 - Isla doing pottery

Ards and North Down Borough Council Creative Summer Schemes are making a welcome return this summer! Taking place in Newtownards and Donaghadee, the schemes are sure to delight creative children with a fantastic variety of activities on offer.

The Newtownards scheme which is taking place in Ards Arts Centre from Monday 1 to Friday 5 of August, 10am – 4pm each day features a whole week of creative activities. Working with professional artists Bernice Anderson, Martin McClure and Sarah Lyle the week will be filled with arts and crafts, pottery, drama and dance. A little extra this year is a one-off session with Fi Flo Hoops who will teach the art of hoola-hooping.

At the end of the busy week, children will perform a small show for parents and will also have several amazing art creations to bring home. The week is designed to be fun and friendly with a relaxed atmosphere, ensuring that every child gets an inspiring and enjoyable experience. These sessions are suitable for 7 – 13 year olds. The cost for the week is £95 plus booking fee per child.

Donaghadee Arts Summer Week will take place in Donaghadee Community Centre from Monday 8 – Friday 12 August, 9.30am – 1pm each day.

Working with professional artists Shauna McGowan, these workshops are intended to inspire creativity and develop skills and confidence in art and craft. The fun arts-based workshops will include various types of art activities, ensuring that each child gets the opportunity to learn and develop a range of creative skills. This scheme is suitable for 6 – 11 year olds and the full week costs £55 plus booking fee per child.

Speaking about the Creative programmes, Amy McKelvey, Community Arts Officer said; “this is a unique summer week, combining creative activities to ensure every child has a truly inspirational experience. We are really looking forward to welcoming all our young artists back.”

Online enrolment is now open. For more information and to enrol, please CLICK HERE

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