What’s on for Families this Half Term

Tree Tales with Rosie Faragher
Tuesday 17 February 3pm – 5.30pm
£10 per child
Suitable for children aged between 7 and 12, accompanied by an adult.
Book online here


Join Bristol-based author-illustrator Rosie Faragher for an afternoon of drawing, storymaking and storytelling, in response to the Arboretum exhibition, including (weather allowing!) a walk on nearby Brandon Hill to find inspiration amongst the tree.


SuperTrees! Family Screenprint Workshop with Simon Tozer
Wednesday 18 February 10:30 – 12:30
Suitable for Children aged 5+, accompanied by an adult.
£10 per child
Book online here 

Trees are among the most magical and awe-inspiring life forms in nature. Every tree supports a myriad of other life forms such as plants, insects, birds and mammals for whom it provides food and shelter.

In this workshop we will celebrate both the tree and tree dwellers by making fabulous poster-size screen prints of trees and the creatures that live in them. Perhaps there will be space in the tree for us, perhaps space for our own tree house high up among the branches.

Christine Howes Wildlife Print Image 1

Butterflies and Bees – Buzzing in the Meadow. Print Workshop with Christine Howes
Wednesday 18 February 2-4pm
£10 per child
Suitable for children aged between 7 – 12, accompanied by an adult. 
Book online here 

From bees, dragonflies and butterflies to a meadow buzzing with insects of your creation! Come and print your handmade printing blocks with an Artist printmaker.


Giant, Fuzzy Needle Felting, with Uncanny Creations
Wednesday 18 February
Choose a session: 11am-12.30pm, 1pm-2.30pm or 3pm-4.30pm
Suitable for children aged 5+
£5 per child
Book online here 

Learn how to make fantastic 2D Creatures where the only limit is your imagination. We will teach you the techniques and skills you need to create pieces for our giant fuzzy felt board. Needle Felting is a very easy and quick process using a stabbing motion which binds all the fibres together till flat and smooth.

Beau Street Hoard image

The Beau Street Hoard Roadshow!
Thursday 19 February 11am – 4pm (drop-in) Illustrated Talk at 2pm
Suitable for all ages
Free with exhibition entry
Come and discover the Beau Street Hoard, a unique find of 17,577 silver Roman coins uncovered by archaeologists in Beau Street, Bath.

Animal mask image

Wildlife Mask-making with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project
Saturday 21 February 10.30am – 4pm
Avon Gorge Wildlife talk at 2pm
Free with exhibition entry

Come and create your own wildlife mask, choosing from a range of designs, including peregrines, butterflies, badgers and the Bristol Onion (a wild flower that only grows in the Avon Gorge and nowhere else in the UK!)

At 2pm Mandy Leivers will also be delivering a short talk about the wildlife of the Avon Gorge and Downs.

Ian Wade Squirrel image (1280x960)

Wildlife Photography Workshop, with Ian Wade
Saturday 28 February 10.30am – 1pm
Suitable for children aged 7 +, accompanied by an adult.
Book online here

Join award winning photographer Ian Wade for a look around the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition, followed by a ramble on nearby Brandon Hill, where you will have the opportunity to take snaps of the natural environment, under Ian’s expert guidance.

Beginners welcomed. Please bring a digital camera – be that a camera phone, a compact or a digital SLR.


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  1. haha! I just typed in ‘Bristol Art WordPress’ and this account popped up in my google search, and was amazed as Rosie Faragher is my manager at the Arnolfini and I was on shift with her when I found this! haha! Small world!

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