Family Fun Sessions

Get creative at our free, drop-in sessions, which will run every third Saturday of the month.

children doing arts and crafts

Dress for mess and join us for some family fun.

Our drop-in sessions are every third Saturday of the month.

During each session, you will be able to make something fun and creative using various different art and craft materials.  

Session times: 11am to 1pm.

All materials are provided. Suitable for children 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

19 October - 17th-century portrait painting at Guildford House Gallery

Portrait of Brother Henderson by Jane Allison
Paint a portrait of one of the 'brothers' featured in our exhibition about the history of Abbot's Hospital. Learn the historic technique of 'prick and pounce', which helps you paint a more realistic picture. Enter your painting into the Abbot's Hospital's competition.

Get ready for some hands-on arty fun!

Credit: Portrait of Brother Henderson by Jane Allison.

Address: Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street, GU1 3AJ.

16 November - mini watercolours at Guildford House Gallery

Watercolour session
Inspired by the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition, this session is all about experimenting with the use of watercolour pencils to paint whatever is in our hearts.

Come along and get creative with watercolours!

Address: Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street, GU1 3AJ.

21 December - Christmas decorations at the Victorian Schoolroom

Xmas decorations
Add final touches to your Christmas decorating by creating Victorian-inspired paper hanging baubles! 

Join us and get ready for jazzing up any space around you with these beauties, made from upcycled wrapping paper or cards. 

The address of the venue for this event is: 39½ Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UQ.

18 January - Paper Guildford Dragons at Guildford Museum

Dragon family fun session
Cheer up those dark January days by making your own cheeky Guildford Dragon.

Our lovely dragon design is inspired by this bronze spiral Saxon ring from Guildford Museum's collection! 

Address: Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3SX.

 


 

15 February - make your own table placemat at Guildford Museum   

cropped logo for eating in exh
As part of our Eating In exhibition, come and make a personalised placemat.

Can you guess what our mystery cooking utensils were used for?

To find out more information about this free exhibition, which is taking place at Guildford Museum from 8 February to 25 April, please go to the Eating In exhibition page.

Placemat for Family fun session
Mystery cooking utensils

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address: Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3SX.