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24 July 2023
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With Ogier's support, spray painting graffiti art and creating a giant sculpture are just two of the fun, creative activities families can try at Jersey Heritage's castles and museums this summer.
Ogier is proud to sponsor Jersey Heritage's Creative Summer programme. Over five weeks, beginning Monday 24 July to coincide with the start of the school holidays, artists and experts will lead different creative activities. With a new activity each week, visitors of all ages and abilities can try graffiti art, sculptures, pottery, drawing, and Wild Play crafts and skills.
Ogier's marketing director, Kate Kirk, said: "Ogier is committed to supporting education projects. We've partnered with Jersey Heritage to offer a series of activity-packed family learning events across the year. We can't wait for Creative Summer to begin. Creating great opportunities for families to have a fun, creative day out at the heritage sites while also learning about our island's culture and history is something we're proud to support."
Creative Summer involves visual artist and educator Margarida Lourenco Olivier, artist Jools Holt, graffiti artist Stephen Lamb, naturalist Stephen Le Quesne, and ceramicist Lindsay Rutter. The daily drop-in sessions run Monday to Friday each week, from 11am – 3pm.
Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage's community events curator, said: "Our Creative Summer programme will be so much fun for our younger visitors during the summer holidays. We are kicking off with a huge collaborative sculpture at Hamptonne Country Life Museum. We can't wait to see what everyone has created by the end of the week. After that, we've got graffiti art at Elizabeth Castle, pottery at La Hougue Bie, and outdoor play back at Hamptonne before we finish up with drawing at the magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle. Our experts and artists will be on hand to help everyone learn new skills, have plenty of fun, and be inspired by their historic surroundings."
The Creative Summer sessions are suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. All the materials required will be provided, and there is no need to book. The normal entry fees apply with free entry for Jersey Heritage members and children under the age of six.
The daily drop-in sessions run Monday to Friday each week, from 11am – 3pm.
Hamptonne, 24 – 28 July
Start with some basic materials and help to create a huge sculpture over the course of five days, with the expert guidance of visual artist and educator Margarida Lourenco Olivier.
Elizabeth Castle, 31 July – 4 August
Help to create a huge, collaborative "Love Your Castle" piece of art and learn basic spray techniques with graffiti artist Stephen Lamb.
La Hougue Bie, 7 – 11 August
Pinch, coil and roll your own Neolithic-inspired pot with help from ceramicist Lindsay Rutter. Use natural materials found around the site to add expression and create pattern to decorate your masterpiece.
Hamptonne, 14 – 18 August
Connect with each other and nature through crafts, skill learning and free play. Each day will be led and supported by naturalist Stephen Le Quesne. In previous years, his activities have included whittling sticks, creating dens, weaving wands and building bow ’n’ arrows.
Mont Orgueil, 21 – 25 August
Explore and create with artist Jools Holt at the magnificent Mont Orgueil. Get to know the exhibits within the Castle through observational drawing and create your own "Island Icon" using Mont Orgueil as inspiration.
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