Event Information

What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut, a famous singer an explorer or maybe a chocolate taster? Spend a day creating your own imaginary ‘worlds of work’ in a 3D diorama. 

What will you learn on this course?

This is a fun one-day workshop designed for children to get creative and learn new arts and craft skills, based on the theme of worlds of work. The day will start with an inspirational VIP visit to MAC’s main gallery to see Caroline Walker’s exhibition ‘Women’s Work’, then through role play and other activities children will be encouraged to think about their ideal job, what will that look like, where will it be, what tools of trade will I need? At the centre will be a photograph of your child, as the centre of their imaginary world.

Children will work with an array of art and craft materials including watercolours and oil pastel to bring their scenes to life, with a selfie in the centre. Children will have fun whilst learning, improve their creative skills, and socialise with others all in a friendly and supportive environment. The children can take home their diorama and any other drawings or paintings they have made have made during the day.

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 do not 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?

All course materials and equipment are provided. Participants should bring bottled water or a water-based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break. We recommend that children wear older clothes as our creative classes can get messy.  At enrolment we ask parents/guardians to grant permission to take a photograph of their child that will be included in their worlds of work art piece.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Ben Semp

MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.

Fancy a meal or drinks before your course? Book now for KILN - serving hot food until 6pm, with last bookings 5.30pm, and serving bar snacks, mezze boards, desserts and drinks until 8pm.// Please read our new Courses - Health and Safety Information and Visitor Guidelines before booking your course.

Dates & Times