Upcoming Events


GIANT Cut and Stick!

17, 20, 21, 23, 24 August, 10.30-4.00, Free with Admission or Annual Pass holders

GIANT Cut and Stick!

View The BFG in Pictures exhibition and have some GIANT cut and stick fun creating a collage of the Big Friendly Giant - the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.


Model Making Fun!

28, 29, 30, 31 August, 10.30-4.00, Free with Admission or Annual Pass holders

Model Making Fun!

Join us and be inspired by The BFG in Pictures exhibition to create a large 3D model street complete with a Big Friendly Giant! - the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.


A Nursery Rhyme in Line and Wash

14 Sep Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

A Nursery Rhyme in Line and Wash

Join artist Linda Birch to create your own illustration inspired by the current exhibition of Quentin Blake’s lively illustrations to Roald Dahl’s tales for children. Using simple steps, this day course will enable you to create a charming picture for a nursery wall. 

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Painting Everyday Life in Oils or Acrylic

9 Nov Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

Painting Everyday Life in Oils or Acrylic

Join artist Linda Birch to be inspired by the work of Courbet, the socialist realist painter of everyday life, whose work hangs in the Museum. This class will examine how to depict people at work or pursuing leisure interests, including sporting and social events, farming and shopping. 

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Let it Snow – Two Small Christmas Pictures

7 Dec Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adults £33 Friends (inc morning refreshments)

Let it Snow – Two Small Christmas Pictures

The Bowes Museum has some lovely winter paintings, including the work of Joséphine Bowes. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story about a little fir tree, join artist Linda Birch to create a small but richly decorative picture using watercolours or acrylics. The painting will be of two small images on a folded piece of mount card with a richly decorated edge. 

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*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.

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