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The Higgins Studio

Workshops for children with a strong interest in the arts. A chance to collect evidence for Arts Award Explore.

2 - 4pm

£10.35 per session

For children aged 9 - 13years


17th January                Exploring Expressionism

21st February               Art Studio – In Print 2

21st March                    Art Studio – Composition Construction (with Lisa Tilley)

18th April                      Art Studio – Entitles


For more information about these creative workshops contact Susannah Oliver susannah.oliver@bedford.gov.uk

t: 01234 276351

February Half Term Holiday Activities

Tuesday 17th February

Potty Time


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Make a kanga-loo-roll holder


Wednesday 18th February

Print Camels, Cows and Mermaids


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Block printing inspired by mythology and the work of Edward Bawden


Friday 20th February

Ere be Dragons!


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Create and wear a fearsome (or friendly) dragon head-dress.

 Easter Holiday Activities


Tuesday 31st March



11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Make a cheeky fox character


Wednesday 1st April

Poisson D’Avril (French for April Fools)


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Fishy, foolish, tricky Easter garlands


Tuesday 7th April

Mini Highland Games


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

100 years after the Highland Games in Bedford, join in some flinging, singing and dancing.


Wednesday 8th April

Re-work Artwork


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Recreate famous artworks


Friday 10th April

Global Fan Club Challenge


11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm

Help make 40 fans from around the world. FAN-tastic prizes for the best fans!


Arts Award