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Activities and things to make

Families are invited to take part in our Easter Art Trail during the Easter Holidays. From Tuesday 6 - Monday 19 April there will be 5x Easter themed artworks hidden in Kimberley Park. Your challenge is to find them, remember/write down what's in each picture and then go and tell the staff at Falmouth Library what you have found. All those taking part will receive a FREE Easter egg at the library. Please note that the library is open for socially distanced click and collect services from 9 am - 1 pm Mon - Fri (closed

As part of BENOW, Fal Culture's annual festival celebrating the culture of women, we are launching a 30 day art challenge called #InHerShoes. The challenge will be posted on the Falmouth Art Gallery Instagram using the hashtag #InHerShoes https://www.instagram.com/falmouthartgallery/ In the spirit of BENOW, the challenge will begin on the 8th March - International Women’s Day- and will last for 30 days. All are welcome to participate, artists and novices alike! If you would like to take-part, please see further details below. Sara Trillo, Relics of Saints, Watercolour Monoprint, Bequeathed through the Art Fund by Maragaret Whitford,

In November we opened two travel-themed exhibitions called 'There and Back' and 'Here and There' which explore journeys near and far. Unfortunately you can't see them in person at the moment so we thought we would adapt Eve's wonderful activity sheet for children so it can be enjoyed at home. If you have a printer then just print the PDF and scroll below to find images of all of the artwork. If you don't have a printer then you can collect a paper copy from the library when you pick up your books (when it re-opens). Activity-sheet-Jan-21-printDownload Unknown Artist

We all try to capture special moments taking photos. It is a way to remember and cherish them. Framing picture is an extra act of care, and there is nothing more satisfying than creating hand-made frames. MATERIAL NEEDED (for a 10X15 cm photo) : Coloured card (at least A4) Scissors, glue (or double sided tape), a pencil and a ruler Any decoration (stickers, sequins, buttons…) - OPTIONAL 3D sided card photo frames could also be a nice present to give to someone special. Download the tutorial and give it a go! 3D-sides-card-photo-frameDownload

An easy craft coming from eastern traditions, can seems tricky at a first glance, but it is easy to master after a couple of attempts. A cute idea as a present or an unconventional Christmas Decoration. MATERIAL NEEDED: Origami paper (or thin coloured cartridge paper): a strip of at least 20cmX1.5cm for each star Scissors (if you need to cut the sheets of paper into strips) A pen (to write your wish inside the star) A jar (optional: only if you want to collect all the stars in a decorative way) Download the tutorial and try this craft. The more you practise

Which of us has never tried, in their life, to experiment with words and little poems to express feelings and emotions that could not otherwise be expressed? Sometimes this is a tricky process though, as the blank page looks scary and daunting, often making us giving up. Black out poetry can help to overcome this obstacle and free ourselves from inhibitions. The world is full of hidden poetry that awaits to be discovered. Blackout poetry (also known as Caviardage) is a creative method of deep personal exploration through a process of creation (or unveiling) of a visual and poetical message. MATERIAL

It's that time of the year again! If we were living in a 'normal' situation we would have been spending the last few weeks organising one of the most iconic event of the year for Falmouth: the TEA FESTIVAL! For obvious reason we are not able to run it, but we would like to offer an alternative experience to celebrate all things 'tea'. So, put the kettle on, discover what we have prepared for you

Journaling is a practice that lately has increased in popularity, probably because able to embody most of the principle of mindfulness. Keeping a diary and transferring on paper personal deep thoughts and emotions is a very ancient practice though, and people have done it for centuries. It is easy to find several examples in literature and history. But what is really journaling?  Scrapbooks, diaries, bullet point journaling

Would you like to make a special paper that turns into flowers? Here is a good way to recycle used paper and make a beautiful magical card for someone special. MATERIAL NEEDED: * Used cartridge paper, cut into tiny pieces * Large bowl of warm water * Biscuits cutters * Blender * Packet of wildflower or other seeds * Absorbent cloths or several layers of felt squares It's easy to make

Cold porcelain clay is an interesting material: simple to make at home, gives great results. It’s malleable and easy to mould, but it becomes hard and plastic-like once it dries. MATERIAL NEEDED: * 1 cup (240ml) Cornflour * 1 cup (240ml) PVA glue * 2 tablespoon of vinegar * 2 tablespoon of cooking oil Would you like to try it? Download the PDF tutorial cold-porcelainDownload