Yesterday morning the children and I went along to the toddler tales session at Bury Art Museum. A mum who attends an art group we have started going to has been the past couple of weeks so we thought we would go along as well.
The session is just £1 per child and takes place from 10:30-11:30 each Tuesday. The sessions are themed around a piece of art. Today the children were asked to look at a piece by George Chambers called St Michael’s Mount.
The two ladies running the session then asked the children to think about what sort of things they might find in the sea as well as talking about pirates who might be on the boats. They then read a couple of stories to the children which were lovely and well received.
The children then set to work drawing away. Two sheets were provided – one was blank and another had a pirate ship on. The children were encouraged to think about what they might want to draw or colour. The children drew fish, coloured in the sea and added decoration to the pirate ship. It was lovely and very relaxed with the two ladies helping out the children as needed and talking to them about what they were drawing.
After a while the children were invited back to the carpet to read another story. Miss E was getting a bit restless at this point and wanted to continue on with the drawing. The finished art works are below – I think they are really good and it was lovely to see all the children interacting with each other and really getting in the spirit of it.
Both the children really enjoyed the session today, and we will be heading back there next week.