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Winging Away with Whistler - Hat Making with Claire Halpin

Thursday, 7th May 2020 - Thursday, 7th May 2020

Construction and creation!

Our Collection has riches that have charmed and engaged audiences from when they were first made to now and a lithograph titled The Winged Hat by the artist James Whistler is what caught artist Claire Halpin’s attention.

She has taken the focus of the work, a sculptural hat worn by the woman in the work as the focus. She invites you to learn more about the artist and consider constructing, creating and making up to 5 hats/head-gear. And before boys switch off, it’s not just a workshop for girls, with some turbo boosted hats in there too.

Workshop Information: Materials to gather
Ruler A4/A3
Paper or Card
Scissors, Glue, Tape,
Stapler String, Wool,
Wire Recycled Packaging - Tubs, Tubes, Containers, Sticks, Plastic Bottles, Corks

If you're working with younger children, view the video in advance to help prepare yourself. It is shorter than a real time workshop which would normally be 1 hour 30 minutes, but you can stop and start the video at stages so that children can take part slowly and reflectively with the session.


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