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Brighton Science Festival kids’ art workshops: Print your own polar bear

14 February 2018
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

watercolour of a bear

Arctic Adventure children’s art/ science workshops with Bea von Preussen & Ellie, ONCA’s outreach artist. £10 per participant/ £8 siblings. For all ages up to 12. Under 5s must be accompanied.

Wednesday 14 Feb, 10am – 12pm SOLD OUT

Wednesday 14 Feb, 1-3pm

Art workshop with printmaker BvP based on her expedition to the Arctic Circle. Discover arctic animals and find out what it was like to get up close to a real polar bear! Participants will have a go at inking up a lino cut and using a proper artist’s printing press, making their own print of a polar bear to take home.

How on earth do you make prints on a ship near the north pole? An exciting hands on workshop, find out how artist BvP used simple skills to produce prints in the arctic and use her techniques with stencils and varied surfaces to make your own arctic artwork.

How does a polar bear keep warm? How do bearded seals communicate under water? And why does a blue whale do a pink poo?

We will have creative fun using texture, shape and colour whilst finding out about the extraordinary animals of the Arctic Circle and how they have adapted to live in this unique environment.

Participants will have a go at inking up a lino cut and using a proper artist’s printing press, making their own print of a polar bear to take home. Everyone is invited to make an artistic contribution to our Imaginary Natural History Museum.


14 February 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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