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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
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Is the fridge door covered in your children's artwork? Is the creativity so prolific that you no longer have enough fridge magnets (or door space) to pin them up? Do you dread their return home from art class, wondering where to put their next wondrous creation?

Perhaps the answer is a different sort of art class. Every school holiday, the Geffrye Museum runs free workshops for 5 - 16 year olds and, this summer, the theme is 'Designer Homes and Gardens'. Three weeks of more fun creativity. Doesn't that mean three more weeks of fridge art, you ask?

Nope, the Geffrye Museum are offering activities far more exciting and useful than a simple drawing. So instead of buying another fridge, why not take them for some free holiday workshops?

There are two different classes a day (Tuesday - Friday); unless stated otherwise, classes are suitable for all ages. Any child under eleven must be accompanied by an adult.

31st July

Bug Baskets
10.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 4pm, five years plus
Create baskets full of bugs using recycled materials.

Spice Up Your Life
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Created scented bag using spices and herbs.

1st August

Happy Squashy Houses
10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, five years plus

Make a squashy house out of cardboard and cotton wool.

Painted Porcelain
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Paint ceramic plates, spoons, mugs, and more.

5th August

Minty Moments
10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, five years plus

Make mint tea and decorative glasses to drink from.

Brilliant Bird Baths
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Make bird baths with plates and cups.

6 August

Woven Wonders
10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, five years plus

Weave a basked ornament using clay.

Bean Bag Beasties
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Make animal bean bags.

Glorious Gardens
2pm - 4pm, 11 years plus

Design your own watercolour garden (fridge space possibly required).

7th August

Bowled Over
10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, five years plus

Make a special bowl for your treasure.

Origami Ornaments
2pm - 3pm and 3pm - 4pm

Learn how to make origami.

8th August

Brilliant Birdy Clocks
10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm, five years plus

Make a real bird-themed working clock.

Flying Bird Mobiles
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Be inspired by museum items to create a flying bird mobile.

12th August

A Day Trip to the Geffrye
10.30am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm & 2 - 3pm & 3 - 4pm

Create a postcard inspired by your trip to the Geffrye Museum.

Buzzy Bee Bonnets
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Make a beehive-shaped hat.

13th August

Bug Boppers
10.30am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Create an insect decoration for plant pots.

Brilliant Bunting
2pm - 3pm and 3pm - 4pm

Make bunting for outdoor parties and celebrations.

14th August

Garden Shrink Its
10.30am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Make key rings using shrinking plastic.

Peggy Pom Pom Pets
2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Turn pom poms into pets, using pegs, pipe cleaners, and goggly eyes.

15th August

Windy Windmills
10.30am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 3pm & 3pm - 4pm

Make light-catching windmills.

Marvellous Mirror Pictures
2pm - 3pm and 3pm - 4pm

Create a mirror picture decorated with plants (fridge space may be required).
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Why? Fun for children
When: Until 15th August
Phone: 020 7739 9893
Where: Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA
Cost: Free
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