Half-term family activities

Photograph by Cat Lane

Sprouting Monster Heads with Lizzie Westray

Saturday 31 October 2020


Free, we’ll send you a live Zoom link.

Material pack (Optional)

Collection from MKAC on
Saturday 24, Monday 26, Tuesday 27 or Wednesday 28 October, 10am–4pm

What will be covered in the workshop?
Join ceramic artist Lizzie Westray in a pinch pot workshop using clay to create a monster head filled with seeds which when put outside, will bloom in the spring. During the demonstration, participants will learn how to make a pinch pot in the shape of a monster, and use tools to carve out it’s features and add decorative touches. For decoration purposes only.  

Families of all ages are welcome to watch the demonstration for free as we live stream on Zoom. For those wanting to give it a go alongside Lizzie, please see below for a list of things to get ready before you start. Some materials can be purchased at the time of booking with collection from Milton Keynes Arts Centre on the dates listed below.

You will need
  • Clay
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Seeds (suitable for sowing in the Spring)
  • Newspaper
  • Tools for carving and cutting shapes into clay 
  • Pot of water
  • Paint brushes
  • A clear work surface 

Material packs include (recommended one per person)
  • Clay
  • Pottery Tool
  • Seeds

You can find most of the materials you need at home, or you can purchase our pre-made materials packs at the time of booking and collect directly from Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

For every materials pack bought by those who can afford it, we will give away one for free to those who need a little extra support.

If you receive any of the below, please use discount code HAPPYHALLOWEEN in the ‘Order Summary’ in the checkout and provide proof upon collection of your materials.

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

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