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The Twelve Days of Christmas – Design and Make your own Christmas Decorations

The Course

Why not bring your parent, guardian, grandparent, older sibling or favourite adult to the Weald and Downland Living Museum for a fun creative workshop to design and make your own Christmas Tree decorations from clay inspired by the well-known song the Twelve Days of Christmas. We will learn about the origins of the song and how its meaning has changed over the years and discuss ideas for your own designs. Your tutor will then demonstrate how to transfer your drawn designs onto the clay to make a hanging Christmas decoration. Templates will also be provided to draw around if preferred. Each participant may make up to 3 Christmas decorations. The finished decorations will be left at the museum for the tutor to take away and kiln fire. They can be collected from the Weald and Downland at a later date. The cost of the firing is included in the price of the course.

The Tutor

Gill Hunter Nudds is a professional artist with over 20 years’ experience of working with clay and has been facilitating workshops for adults and children since 2010. Gill opens her own studio for the Chichester Opens Studio’s and runs workshops from there. She has been a guest artist at the Brighton Open Houses for 19 years and is a member of the Southern Ceramics group. She also has work for sale at the Oxmarket Contemporary gallery in Chichester.

Participant Information

Tuition, tools and all materials will be provided by the Tutor. Participants must be aged 6 years and over. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty as clay can be messy.

Fee & Refreshments

£60 per adult/child combination to include all materials, tuition, one kiln firing, tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. Fee includes entry to the Museum for those who want to stay and explore further after the workshop.

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Sun 4 December 2022