Get hooked on art this October half-term at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, with a week of amazing art activities inspired by artist Kurt Jackson and his new exhibition, Line Caught and Local.

The fun starts with the Amazing Art Supersized Weekend on October 25-26. As part of the ‘Big Draw 2014’, kids will get the chance to work with art and design students from Falmouth University to build up a sketch book of different techniques throughout the day, including drawing, animation, printmaking and sculpture.


Then from October 27 to November 2 the ‘Big Draw’ art activities continue, with Falmouth University students hosting a different workshop each day. Plus children can make a 3D tissue paper model of a Kurt Jackson inspired landscape, a fishy sketch book and magnetic fishing rod.


On Tuesday October 28 there’s Story Time with Sally Crabtree, who’ll be casting her line into the sea of songs and making treasures from the cargo of creativity. And on Thursday October 30 Douglas Dapper, the Story Explorer will be fishing for clues around the Museum on a hunt for tall tales and washed up treasure.


And with Halloween in mind don’t miss the Maritime Museum’s Trick or Treat Tour on October 31 from 6.30pm. Suitable for children aged five and up, spooky shenanigans are guaranteed making monster masks, bloodcurdling badges and trick or treat baskets before setting off on a torch lit tour to discover the ghosts and ghouls hidden in the Museum’s galleries. Tickets are just £5.95 per person but places are limited so please book in advance on 01326 214546.


All the other activities at the Maritime Museum over October half-term are free with your Museum entrance ticket. For more information on opening times and admission prices visit or call 01326 313388.

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