Spend some quality time with your child in the summer holidays and half terms learning a new skill together in a fun and educational environment. These courses have been specifically designed for children aged 5 years+ to learn a new activity with their parent/carer.
If your child has any additional learning or support needs, please let us know so that we can make any reasonable adjustments.
This summer come face to face with the past! Discover how archaeologists put faces to the famous names of history in a unique morning event held at Aspire Chichester. Together find out how facial reconstructions work, then get your hands dirty and have a go yourself. Create the face, style the hair and see history emerge before your very eyes. The session will conclude with a metal detecting treasure hunt. Learn how to use the detectors and see how much treasure you can find.
Produce a pair of mini abstract canvases with your child.
First we will collect images and begin sketching designs, then you will both choose and mix acrylics to create 3 tonal colours for painting. Finally, you will both paint a pair of mini canvases with your own abstract design. Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult)
Learn a new craft and expand your vocabulary whilst creating a colourful weaving with your child. This course will focus on pair discussion, connecting words and colours, individual interpretation and creativity.
Our tutor will provide a title or idea, such as ‘The Sea’, which you will then be asked to discuss with your child and explore any words that you feel are associated with that topic e.g. Water, Dolphin, Sand, Fish, Shark….
You will then decide on the colours that you feel best represent each word, which in turn will help you decide on the colours that you will use to create your weave, for example Water...Blue, Dolphin...Grey, Sand...Yellow, Fish...Orange and Shark...Black.
The tutor will then show you how to create your weave, which when finished will be between A5 and A4 in size.
Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by adult).
Children will their parent/carer will be encouraged to draw wild animals using a variety of different materials including pencil, crayon, chalk, wax and ink. We will discuss the nature of climate change and the impact it has on animal habitations and numbers in this informative and creative session. A group task will be included (tiled drawing). Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult).
Children will their parent/carer will be given a tile/image to copy using a variety of different methods including collage and rubbing techniques. These tiles will then be assembled to create one large collage with other group members. We will then discuss and create a story about the image we’ve all created. All individual drawings can be taken home by the children, a photo of the larger group image will be taken and sent to each participant to print off at home. Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult).
Use your hands to fold, cut, tie and manipulate tissue paper to create amazing pompom creations such as a beautiful flower or an animal to decorate your home.
We will look at some ideas of what you might like to create using your tissue paper pompom and then you can decided whether to use these or develop your own ideas i.e you might like to create a tissue pompom monster!
The tutor will demonstrate the techniques and then support you together to create your pompom creation.
If you like designing, making and getting wet and bubbly hands, then this is the course for you !
We will look at some fun photos or paintings of seascapes or the countryside, which we’ll use as ideas to design and create a beautiful piece of hand made felt.
Origami is fun! Have fun exploring the art of folding paper into exciting animal and plant shapes. Crafting with coloured papers you will learn to create beautiful animals and flowers, maybe even create an animal farm or flower garden. Come and be creative!
Create your very own comic book! Have fun exploring lots of ideas for colourful comics and characters! Invent your own comic character and amazing adventure. Have lots of fun drawing, collaging and writing. Come and be creative!
Come along and learn how to draw and paint your Pet or favourite animal. Develop your own palette of colours in preparation for your painting. Choose the best painting techniques to express your pet’s unique appearance and character. Create an amazing art work of your pet or favourite animal to take home and frame!
Learn some creative hair styling techniques with your child. On this workshop we will be tackling 3 strand braids, 2 strand twists and learning how to add glitz and glamour with your own hair accessories. Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult)
On this short fun workshop learn with your child how to mould and personalize sugar models with only a few basic tools. After explaining the essentials of modelling in sugar, you will learn the skills and techniques needed to create your very own Chewbacca and Yoda! Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult).
Learn how to decorate cupcakes in a Wizards or Super Heroes theme! You will practice cutting skills using sugar paste to create designs including a Sorting Hat, Harry Potter face, BB8 & a Hulk Hand! Please note that fees are per couple (Child accompanied by Adult).