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Online Activity and
Events Guide

Falmouth Art Gallery and Falmouth Library are now open but services are limited as we adjust to new safe ways of working. Other services remain closed. We will continue to work on adding new content below each week for all ages to enjoy. Please sign up to receive our newsletter about what’s happening. Scroll down to the activities.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • We are creating a digital archive of creativity in Falmouth. A collection of work to show future generations what life was like and how we dealt with Lockdown through our art. Be that gardening, photography, drawing, painting or anything else creative. Has

  • MACRAMÉ  is a fascinating (and slightly complex!) craft.  Understanding and memorising all the different knots can be quite tricky as they rely on particular hand movements, so        ideally you would need somebody to show you those movements. Nevertheless, even the

  • Sedum Spectabile Common name:StonecropsGenus:SedumSpecies:SpectabileExposure:Full sunHardiness:HardySoil type:Neutral to AlkalineHeight:45cmsSpread:100cms A clump forming perennial with upright, unbranched green stems, which originates from China and Korea. It can tolerate the severest of continental climates, including exposed upland locations in the UK, withstanding temperatures as low

  • ANIGOZANTHOS flavidus Common name:Kangaroo PawFamily:HaemodoraceaeGenus:AnigozanthosExposure:Full sunHardiness:Semi-hardySoil type:Well drained/ sandy loamHeight:180cmsSpread:60cms Originating from Southwest Australia, this perennial plant forms a clump of strap-like leaves growing from an underground rhizome, which has evolved to allow the species to regenerate after drought or fire. When

  • A MANDALA is a geometric (normally circular) configuration of patterns. In various spiritual traditions, making mandalas is a way to relax, focus attention and a form of meditation. Drawing MANDALAS can help you become more mindful and calm. MATERIAL NEEDED: Fine

  • Join Henrietta (Cultural Services Director) on an impromptu walk-through of the current exhibitions.

  • Join artist Sam Bradbury for weekly online art workshops. A different activity each week inspired by the 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge. Have a go at home using the videos below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ5IWS7ZGI https://youtu.be/gXkRk4IaPwY https://youtu.be/L5R3LqD8Chk https://youtu.be/Gzc8Ik2vw04

  • Created especially for our early years audience and their grown ups, 'Little Fingers' is a mix of creative learning and fun activities.

  • The word "Origami" is a combination of the Japanese word "ori" (to fold) and "gami" (paper) and it is the art of folding paper to create beautiful creature and geometrical shapes. They are an important part of the Japanese culture

  • Seed beads are uniformly shaped, spheroidal beads ranging in size from under a millimetre to several millimetres. They are most commonly used for loom and off-loom bead weaving. They may be used for simple stringing, or as spacers between other

  • Children who visit Falmouth Art Gallery with their families this summer will be offered a free activity pack. Each pack contains: a summer activity sheet, pencil, rainbow pencil, rubber and pencil sharpener. The gallery is open for timed-ticket

  • Agapanthus are summer-flowering plants, grown for their showy flowers which are commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink. They thrive in any well-drained, sunny position in the garden, as well as in containers and can

  • The combination of watercolours and ink in this activity will allow to create a similar effect to stained glass windows. Stained glass gained recognition as a Christian art form sometime in the fourth century as Christians began to build churches.

  • https://youtu.be/Dm043jAyKhI WELCOME BACK! Falmouth Library is now open with temporary reduced opening times in place as we slowly get back to normal: MONDAY – FRIDAY9.30am – 1pm To keep both staff and customers safe an easy ‘click and collect’ borrowing method has been

  • Watercolours are water-soluble paints, usually semi-translucent.  In modern times, it is made with gum arabic and a pigment. Historically, watercolours are one of the oldest paints. In use from the Paleolithic to modern street painters, it has proved itself a

  • https://youtu.be/t5ozv1bd67w Falmouth Art Gallery is now open, but things will be a little different for a while. To keep you safe the gallery has introduced timed ticket slots to limit visitor numbers. Current opening hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 4

  • The 15 - 21 June 2020 is Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities,

  • Echium pininana Common name:     Pride of Tenerife Family:  Boraginaceae Genus:   Echium Exposure:  Full sun Hardiness:  Half hardy Soil type:  Well drained/ light Height: 400cms Spread:  90cms Echium pininana is a stunning plant for any sheltered border providing a tropical touch to the summer. It is commonly found on the Canary

  • Are you up for a challenge? Join the Tallest Sunflower Growing competition 2020 - Open to all ages, whether you have green fingers or not. Sign up and receive your sunflower seedling with full growing instructions. Each week chart the growth

  • Falmouth Library is one of only 5 in the country that has been nominated to be a partner in the Living Libraries project run by Roehampton University. The aim of the project is to create an oral history archive

  • Missing the Cornish countryside? Follow the new Instagram account from our Falmouth Cultural Services colleague, Jacqui Owen. Through her posts, she explores the beautiful nature that Cornwall has to offer. Please find her delightful Cornish discoveries @cornishcountrytreasure on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FOO5mnAGf/

  • The Story Republic, featuring our very own Jo Lumber, would normally be out and about sharing stories, poems and songs at Cornish festivals and events. Alas, this isn't possible at the moment so instead they will be sharing four

  • Julian Dyson (1936-2003): Spotted dog, signed and dated 2003, ink. 5 minutes to spare? Want to improve your drawing skills and observation? Do a line drawing of your pet, or other creature using Julian Dyson's work above for inspiration. Line drawings are great

  • This picture has been pinned on the wall in my ‘home’ office for the last fifteen years. If I am in a quandary about something, it reminds me to weigh up the pros and cons. It is the penultimate frame

  • Hector and the search for happiness’ is a sweet, thought provoking novel written by the French psychiatrist FrancoisLelord. The main character, Hector, is a psychiatrist who suddenly wakes up from the tedium of his extremely routinely life. He feels a

  • If you create an account with YouTube you will open a world of surprisingly informative and entertaining viewing channels, potentially catering to your own personal interests. I have a number of channel subscriptions ranging from Workshops in Craft technology, model building,

  • Falmouth Art Gallery and the Dracaena Centre Youth Project and Family Programme have delivered 82 art packs to young people aged 0-19 who may not have access to art materials at home.  The packs were accompanied by a range of

  • The Margaret Whitford Bequest is a collection of 47 contemporary prints and a sculpture acquired by Falmouth Art Gallery in 2012 through The Art Fund. In 2018/19 the gallery’s Citizen Curators staged the ‘Gut Reaction’ project to find out more

  • We would like to announce the release of 'The Curating Room' - a space for community groups, artists and visitors to choose and create artworks for online exhibitions. This is an online version of Falmouth Art Gallery’s Community Gallery and

  • instructions on how to make a picture in the style of the Artist.

  • Cross stitch is gaining a renewed popularity among crafters and makers. It is easy, relaxing and very effective. Also, it doesn’t require too many complicated tools or resources, so it’s a relatively cheap craft to try. Cross stitch projects are

  • In this very peculiar moment of forced isolation, art can be an anchor that keeps us afloat, comforting and soothing. It is for me, at least. I spend a great part of my day in front of my laptop’s screen

  • Love Falmouth volunteers are helping to shape Falmouth's cultural hub and make it the heart of the community. The Love Falmouth volunteer Team includes: Falmouth Library, Art Gallery, Town events and festivals, Heritage Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces and Youth Services. If you have a love of Falmouth and its culture there

  • Did you know that Falmouth has been a focal point for automata makers since the 1980s? Falmouth Art Gallery has a large collection of contemporary automata and visitors often comment how much they enjoy turning the handles of

  • Watch this fantastic video by artist Sam Bradbury and learn how to make your own stop frame animations.

  • Antony Frost Frost, Anthony : Time Enough At Last, signed and dated 1992, mixed media on canvas, 66 x 66 cms.FAMAG 2016.4.17 Anthony Frost lives and works in Cornwall, where he was born in 1951. His 'work is vibrant and wild, full

  • Sir Terry Frost ‘Orchard Tambourine B’ by Terry Frost. FAMAG 2006.26.29 Sir Terry Frost was a St Ives based artist who was well known for his colourful, bold designs. He took inspiration from the life and landscape around him and created what

  • Artist Carlos Zapata interviewed by Kaylish, Hollie and Grace. Together they look at his artwork and discuss what it's like to be an automata artist. Kaylish, Hollie and Grace interviewed Carlos at a Falmouth School lunchtime drop-in session. These sessions are

  • A 1 min game to free up your imagination and draw fantasy creatures.

  • Roy Lichtenstein Paper Plate activity