ST-ART the best place for summer activities

By janetuplin |

Youngsters already bored and need something to occupy them during the long summer holidays?

If that’s the case in your home then look no further than this summer’s activities put on by the Barton upon Humber based children’s charity ST-ART.

As well as having a 60s fashion theme running through the second and third weeks of the four week programme, artists will also be out and about in the rural villages leading workshops ranging from Egyptian Artefacts to Historic Headgears.

“This year there really is a workshop to suit most young people’s interests,” said ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight.

“Workshops range from making dinosaurs, a Viking Longboat, Greek vases or a mini-Bayeux tapestry,” she continued.

“And there is even the chance to look forward in time with the opportunity to make your very own time capsule with personal mementoes.”

“This summer there are workshops in villages such as Barrow, Worlaby, Barnetby, South Ferriby and Epworth as well as in Scunthorpe and Barton.”

For those with a liking for fashion there is the chance to flash back to the 1960s and the days of Flower Power with a fortnight of workshops starting on Monday, August 8, at The Ropewalk in Barton.

“There are a variety of workshops led by textile artists which will give young people the chance to step back in time for the 60s,” Janine went on.

Four days of full day workshops begin on August 8 with participants making shift dresses, mini skirts and tops – all with a 60s theme.  Also, there are workshops to learn how to tie dye t-shirts and skirts, screen print t-shirts and bags as well as make “flower power” jewellery, flowers, cuffs, belts and bags.

“All the young people who take part in the fortnight of fashion workshops are included in the 60s Fashion Show which takes place on Friday, September 2,” said Janine.

“Professional hair and make up artists from Barton’s CV Day Spa will be on hand in the afternoon to help create the 60s retro look for the catwalk show which begins at 7pm,” she continued.

The cost of the workshops ranges from £15 for those taking part in the four day long fashion workshop to just £1 for the workshops with an historical theme.

 

Details of all the workshops, their venues and their costs can be found on www.st-art.co.uk

 

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