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

Summer Story Makers

Activities, Courses, Primary age, Summer Holidays

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August

Key facts


Monday 31 July – Friday 4 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 – Picture This

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 drama, storytelling and puppetry and if you come for whole week you can gain a Discover Arts Award!

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August

Monday: Explore the Museum, meet new friends and discover stories through games, craft and general craziness. Design and decorate your Arts Award Portfolio.

Tuesday: Work with actor Andy Owens and learn how to put on your own production of a story. Beware, he was last seen growling and lumbering in the snow in our Christmas show Three Bears!

Wednesday: Join in with puppeteer Emma Boor’s infectious enthusiasm to make your own puppet character and bring it to life with its own personality.

Thursday: Meet storyteller Sandra Agard for some spellbinding stories from around the world, and learn how to captivate your audience through the art of storytelling.

Friday: Breathe! Take in all the amazing new skills you have learned. Complete your sparkling Portfolio ready for your Discover certificate, and end the whirlwind week with a party and presentation to share your stories with friends and family.

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