Join us for a week long magical experience, costumes, potions and puppet making!
What will you learn on this course?
Children will unleash their creativity and take a trip down to a “Harry Potter™” inspired world. Everyday children will explore a different magical theme;
Magic 101: You can’t cast spells without your magic wand! We’ll start the Charms module by diy-ing our own LED magic wands. Our outfits wouldn’t be completed without our magic capes and team badges! With a little bit of magic and lots and lots of fun, everyone is going to be making their own wizarding school uniform!
Potions: Who knew that baking soda and vinegar can make such good magic ingredients?! Children will combine chemistry with magic and they will also get to take some of their concoctions home. Colourful potions, slime and fizzy dragon eggs are just a few of the magical brews that we will be mixing.
Transfiguration: The children will start by building their own familiar spirit using puppet making techniques. After they build their puppet, we will have a mask-making workshop so they can switch places with their familiar spirit. We will also learn the basics of puppeteering and slowly build our way towards a short puppet show!
Spooky Crafts: This is where we will put our craftiness to good use. We will start by going through the park and gathering all sorts of wonky twigs and colourful leaves only to put everything together and create the spookiest decorations. When we won’t be using natural materials, we will be recycling things like loo rolls and paper plates!
Monster Mash: After four days of intense magic crafting, everyone deserves a party! We will be using our spooky decorations and the rest of the day will be filled with loads of fun games and activities, face painting and fun surprises! Everyone is welcome to wear their spookiest outfit!
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.
The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.
Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.
Do I need to bring anything?
Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break if you are not opting to purchase the optional Childcare Add-ons with or without food.
All course materials and equipment are provided.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
Who teaches this course?
MAC Creative Camps take place during school holidays, the camps run from between 2-5 days and offer intensive learning experiences across a variety of art forms. The last day of the camp may include a sharing event or performance for parents.
Our camps run from 10am to 3pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and children are fully supervised at all times by experienced DBS-checked staff.
Fancy a meal or drinks when visiting us for an event or a trip to the park? Our KILN Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, light bites and a light evening menu, see information here /// Please read our current Courses - Health and Safety Information and our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your course.