Family activities at Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum this half-term revolve around Orpheus the Mariner, the spectacular community puppet performance from Scarborough theatre company Animated Objects which will take place in the town next February 14th and 15th. Orpheus the Mariner will feature giant puppets, live music and over 750 local performers (www.orpheusthemariner.co.uk).
From Tuesday 29 October to Friday 1 November, you can take part in a variety of free, fun workshops at both venues:
Lantern-making at Scarborough Art Gallery
Lanterns will be a major part of Orpheus the Mariner, and audience members are encouraged to bring their own to join the celebration.
Why not come along to one of our lantern-making sessions at the Art Gallery and make your own lantern that you can bring along to the performance.
Drop-in sessions each day from 10am to 12 noon – please bring your own pop bottle!
Giant construction at Scarborough Art Gallery
Orpheus the Mariner will feature a world record attempt to make the tallest puppet ever seen. Have a go at making part of this colossal construction with artist Dawn Dyson-Threadgold, using lightweight materials and a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced makers.
Drop-in sessions each day from 1pm to 4pm.
Giant ammonite sculpting at the Rotunda Museum
Join us at the Rotunda Museum for a drop-in session on a truly giant scale with artist Lee Threadgold, working towards the construction of a larger-than-life ammonite that will feature as part of the Orpheus the Mariner community project. Using a number of different sculptural techniques and materials, this is a great opportunity to get involved with art on a large scale among the inspiring fossils on display, and is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists.
Drop-in sessions each day from 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm.