Our week long summer courses offer the chance to work with professional artists! Choose between Summer Story Makers and Picture This.

Picture This

Activities, Courses, Primary age, Summer Holidays

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August

Key facts


Monday 7 August – Friday 11 August

Days run 10:00-16:00.
Earlier drop off or later collection available.


Full week from:

Individual days (Tuesday-Thursday) from:


Suitable for ages 8-12.

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About the event

Check out our other Summer Course – Summer Story Makers

Join us for a week of story-themed exploration led by story and arts professionals. Explore the Museum, be inspired by our interactive exhibitions and story worlds, create your own stories through through illustration, comics and pop-up pictures, and if you come for whole week you can gain a Discover Arts Award!

Monday 7 August – Friday 11 August

Monday: Explore our enchanting exhibitions Wild about Colour, Animal! and everyone’s favourite, Time for Bed. Meet new friends and discover the stories behind our favourite pictures. Design and decorate your Arts Award Portfolio.

Tuesday: Work with Phoenix Comic book artist, Zak Simmonds, to discover how stories are told through comics, and have a chance to invent your own.

Wednesday: Join Paul Stickland, author and illustrator of Dinosaurs Roar! and learn the art of pop-up. Impress your friends with your own surprises bouncing from the page.

Thursday: Meet Jane Ray, illustrator of the mesmerising Zeraffa Giraffa, and transform the page to magical land of glittering colour.

Friday: Today features our final art celebrity of the week – you! Take in all the colourful new skills you have learned. Complete your Portfolio ready for your Discover certificate, and transform the workspace into an art gallery complete with captions, frames and of course drinks and nibbles.

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