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Painting Silver in Oils or Watercolour

19 July, 10.00 – 4.00, £45.00 Adults, £43.00 Friends

Painting Silver in Oils or Watercolour

Join artist Linda Birch to learn how to capture the magical lustre of silver.  Visit the galleries to sketch and observe silver objects and paintings of silver, then learn practical techniques to help you paint highlights, shadows and reflections.  All oil or watercolour painters are welcome.  Please bring your painting materials (oils or watercolours) plus a silver or plated item. There will be spare items available to paint from.


Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

25 July, 11.00 – 4.00

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Are you ready? A feast of activities for you based on our new interactive and colourful exhibition. This will delight children and keep you entertained. Come and see the work of Nick Sharratt, dress up as a pirate and find the Wellyphant.


Painting and Drawing Architecture in the Open Air

15 August, 10.00 - 4.45, Includes morning refreshments, £45 Adults, £43 Friends

Painting and Drawing Architecture in the Open Air

Join artist Chris Mouncey for an enjoyable day painting The Bowes Museum in the fresh air. Chris will show you different painting techniques to help you create inspiring architectural pictures and answer your questions throughout the day. This workshop is part of the events programme for Lego: Building The Bowes Museum. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held inside the Museum. A full itinerary for the day and a list of materials you need to bring with you is available on the Museum website or by contact the Reception team. If you have any access requirements please let us know and we will be happy to help you. Book at 01833 690606.


Summertastic

24 August, 11.00 – 4.00

Summertastic

Summer is not over bring a picnic and join us for the bank holiday weekend. We will have plenty to keep everyone entertained with our family friendly exhibitions and activities galore.


Singing for the Brain - Lego: Building The Bowes Museum

6 September, 10.30 - 12.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Singing for the Brain - Lego: Building The Bowes Museum

 Singing for the Brain sessions use singing to bring people living with dementia together in a friendly and stimulating way. In this session, we will explore the current Lego exhibition together before enjoying some refreshments and a themed singalong. For more information and to book, please contact Sharon Simms on 0191 3890400 Sharon.Simms@alzheimers.org.uk. To learn more about Singing for the Brain, please visit here


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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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