Using Little Mashers travelling mobile printing unit, kids will be invited to personalise and print their own Fun House Festival T Shirt. Each design will be screen printed with special chalkboard ink creating a blackboard which can be wiped clean and redrawn again and again. You can update your festival status as often as you like! The workshops are for all ages. Adult supervision is required for children 7 or under.
JERWOOD GALLERY'S BABY SENSE
Jerwood Gallery will be bringing its extremely popular Baby Sense sessions, usually run once per month at the Gallery, to the festival, to ensure that all age ranges are catered for. A top to toe interactive experience, Baby Sense allows children ages 0 – 12 months the chance to get messy and play with sensory toys, materials and non-toxic paints. The babies will love spending time making handprints with
multi-coloured mash potato, taking part in a baby orchestra and crawling through the soft fun-house maze.
THE CRAFTIMATION FACTORY
A stop motion animation experience will be delivered by Janey Moffatt of The Craftimation Factory, an award-winning arts charity based in St Leonards on Sea.
A stop motion station will be created. A separate station will project the animation that is created throughout the day. Each child will spend time at the animation station, learning the basics of stop motion animation and creating animated work. There will be a ‘holding’ station where children will be invited to create one large character and one small character on acetate using Sharpie pens. They will be encouraged to think of how large and small will interact, creating any props on acetate if necessary, exploring what characteristics large and small might embody, and how these qualities would interact.
Participants will be invited to leave their email details so that they can receive an mp4 of the animated work after the festival.
Children need to be aged 4+.
Janey and The Craftimation Factory have helped to bring several exciting projects to the area including Hastings Pier Yarn Bomb, the touring Creative Caravan (a specially decorated retro caravan that has toured housing estates in Hastings and St Leonards delivering creative activities including T shirt printing, finger knitting and giant bubble making), and the Follow The Herring project that saw the creation of a life sized knitted fish and chip shop on The Stade.
Janey and The Craftimation Factory have worked with many arts organisations including Turner Contemporary, Barbican, Southbank Centre, De La Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery.
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THE WRITING ON THE WALLS
A mark making workshop for adults run by artist and writer Sarah Grange.
Idela for adults who have always been told that they were "No good at art." Working with graphite on large sheets of paper, Sarah will help you silence your inner critic. This workshop will be especially good for parents and carers whose children are engaged in other activities who want to experience the peaceful, trance like state of being an uninhibited artist.
LARGE SCALE DRAWING
Come and help us colour in two large scale Fun House themed drawings, and make your own too on our giant blackboard over at our drawing station!
PRESS PLAY FILMS
Press Play Films is excited to be at Funhouse Festival 2018, to help children make their own mini clay animations to keep! Up to 12 children (aged 7+) can sign in for an hour to produce their very own clay models and then use one of our animation sets to animate these. Children will produce a model each and then work in pairs to animate these, adding music and sound effects if time.
Children will learn how to use cameras and animation software to produce these animations. At the end of the session, if you leave your email address, we can send you the animations to keep!
Children can sign up to attend an hour session at the festival. Session times will run at 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:15pm
Click here to sign up to a workshop. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (the workshop is free).
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In this workshop children will be invited to create their own mini jam jar diorama, tea-cup fairy garden or toy taxidermy piece. Using minuture toy figures, old dolls house pieces, recycled rubbish, natural materials and playdough, children can create their own mini universe, figure or scene.
Backdrops from jungles to outer space can be added or even collaged onto their pieces. Sculpture can be explored as something playful and interactive. A moment is frozen in time in 3-D materials and can be taken home and treasured, like a magpies nest of childhood trinkets immortalised in time and inspiring a sense of nostaligia, curiosity and wonder. All materials will be provided. Drop in sessions throughout.
Anna has worked in mainstream Primary and Secondary school settings providing theraputic art interventions for over 7 years. She trained in Waldorf Education and Art therapy and has a degree in Illustration from Camberwell Art College, London. She runs art workshops exploring metaphor through story for both adults and children based on myth and fairytale.
The Workshop will be badge making at Fun House Festival! Choose from a selection of designs to colour in, including dinosaurs, bees, flowers and beautiful, intricate patterns, or design your own to take away with you!
The WorkShop is a creative space in Bexhill where children and adults can drop in and spend some time making, painting and chatting.
Our activities include ceramic, wood, decoupage and t-shirt decorating, seasonal wreath making, embroidery and lots more.
We are also the home of Sprout Childrenswear.
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Zeroh will be creating a digital centre piece for the festival, animating our Fun House logo and giving it personality up on the St Mary in the Castle stage. It will change shape and colour and will add a real excitement to the day.
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Build, expand, create, explore, on your own or in a group, what will you make? A shelter, a drawing machine, something to wear, something to sit on, or something that hasn’t even been invented yet! Marie-Louise Miller leads creative play and imaginative problem solving for curious minds of all ages. Creating large-scale immersive 3D drawing, drawing machines and superstructures using strong but lightweight paper stixx made from recycled newspaper and secured with cable ties.
• Create your own drawing machine and add your mark to a gigantic communal drawing. You can take your drawing machine home & have more fun.
• Triangles are brilliant and magic let’s work together to build a superstructure!
• We have paper stixx, cable ties, rubber bands, masking tape, crayons, pens, pencils, paper, space, time & imagination…what will you create?
Marie-Louise is a fine artist, designer and arts educator based in St Leonards on Sea. Trained in both Fashion Illustration and Arts for Community her work spans the printed page to public art with special interest in drawing and colour theory. Marie-Louise uses the PAPER LAB stixx in her own work ANTISPACE.
STAMP PASSPORT COVER DESIGN
At each work station there will be a stamp for you to stamp in your passport to say you have completed that art activity. In this workshop you will be given the opportunity to decorate your passports front cover. We'll be asking you to create your own Fun House emblem using various collage materials and colouring pencils.
Makedo is a cardboard construction system for 21st century thinking, making and play. Makedo is the most open-ended toy construction system ever because the reusable tools work with cardboard; a universally available, free and unlimited building block. Designed for girls and boys, young and old, individuals and groups of all skill levels. With Makedo you can make anything imaginable of any size from a flower to a fort, a mask to a maze. Makedo creations set the stage for immersive, creative and open-ended play where the child is protagonist in a hack-able world of their own making.
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