Talks, workshops, guided tours, film showings and more you’ll find plenty of events to keep you inspired at Swansea Museum.
Workshops – All workshops are FREE children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Workshops run between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm and are drop in unless otherwise stated.
Museum Art Workshop with artist Mary Hayman. Come and be inspired by the Swansea Studios exhibition and create your own art work. Materials will be provided.
Suitable for all ages.
Create Art Inspired by the Red Lady of Paviland
Re-discover the story of the Red Lady of Paviland, the 33,000 year old skeleton excavated in 1823 in Goat’s Hole Cave, Gower and explore other prehistory artefacts in the museum alongside local artist Michelle Dawson. Then be inspired to make your own piece of art in the ancient colour of red ochre using clay, branches, shells and cave painting techniques. This workshop involves the study of human bones and so is not for the squeamish! Age group: 7+
Prehistoric Sculpture Workshop – for Adults
Study Palaeolithic and Neolithic art with local artist Michelle Dawson. You will be introduced to some pre-historical artefacts, decorative techniques and the ancient use of red ochre pigment. Then respond by creating your own sculpture. You can experiment using air drying clay or try carving into thermalite blocks.
Exciting opportunity to attend a free Art Workshop with a local stained glass artist Huda Awad – suitable for beginners.
Make a ‘Star Wars’ Art Sculpture.
Suitable for ages 9 to infinity.
‘Star Wars’ Workshop with sculptor Jonathan Anderson.
Work alongside local artist Jonathan Anderson to make your favourite ‘Star Wars’ spaceship sculpture. Use common materials like cardboard, wood, tape and paint to make a model X-wing or a TIE fighter, the Death Star, or even a science fiction inspired creation of your own……May the Force be with you!
Make art from history!
Artists in times gone by painted using egg tempera. Come along to local artist Sue Mann’s workshop and have a go yourself. An all day experience using naturally sourced materials and the museum’s rich collection as inspiration. You will grind your own pigment, make your own paint and create your very own work of art to take home with you! *Please note eggs will be used in the making of the paint.*
Sue Mann is exhibiting this year in Swansea Museum, Swansea Grand Theatre and Oriel Bach, Mumbles.
The Collection Painting
Looking at the collection you will produce a piece of art with the help of artist Hilary
Bryanston. Suitable for all ages.