Get all creative at Welbeck this Easter

Making sock bunnies is one of the activities on offer at Welbeck this Easter
Making sock bunnies is one of the activities on offer at Welbeck this Easter
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Animal egg cups, Easter sock bunnies, artisan chocolate making, bread baking and pottery painting are just some of the creative activities on offer for children this Easter across the Welbeck estate.

Chocolate making, pizza making and bread baking are on the menu for children this Easter at The School of Artisan Food.

Led by the school’s professional tutors, the half-day sessions promise to develop the skills of children aged eight 15 and be a lot of fun too.

Chocolate making is on Tuesday, April 11 and will see children have a go at making and decorating an Easter egg, chocolate bars and chocolate lollies.

The course is led by award-winning chocolatier Shelly Preston.

Artisan baking for children is on Wednesday, April 12 and is a session of hands-on bread baking to encourage children to explore their sense of taste, smell and touch, express their creativity and learn about the true provenance of food.

Pizza making is on Thursday, April 13 and will seen children able to have a go at making simple, no cook tomato sauce, pizza with a selection of toppings, sweet calzone and pesto dough balls.

The school’s resident artisan bread baking expert David Carter will be leading both the pizza and baking courses.

For more information or to book a place on one of the courses, visit www.schoolofartisanfood.org

Elsewhere, Paint a pot is at the Harley Pottery Studio on Saturday, April 1, Sunday, April 2, Thursday, April 6, Thursday, April 13 and Thursday, April 20.

Participants can create a piece to take home for themselves or make a gift for a loved one – from Easter treats to spring surprises.

There is a wide selection of ready-made pottery, including egg cups, plant-pots and cappuccino cups to choose from with technical staff on hand with ideas and techniques.

Once decorated, the pieces will be professionally glazed and fired in the kiln and available to pick up after a week.

Sessions are for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Sessions are £5 per person plus a choice of pottery blanks, which are priced individually.

Also at the pottery studio, animal egg cups takes place on Wednesday, April 5.

These hour-long sessions will give children plenty of time to create their animal designs and decorate their egg cups using a selection of pens and decorations.

Sessions are from 11am to 12noon and 12noon to 1pm and cost £2.50 per child, per session,

Hey Clay! takes place on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Harley Pottery Studio and involves inviting visitors to come and have a go and try out a number of different pottery techniques.

Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay at more than 50 venues across the UK, organised by Crafts Council, and is part of the Get Creative campaign with the BBC.

The Harley Gallery is hosting sessions for youngsters to make their own Easter sock bunnies on Wednesday, April 12.

Led by the gallery’s education manager, sessions are from 11am to 12noon and 12noon to 1pm and cost £2.50 per child per session.

Finally, Indian art creative activities are at the Harley Gallery on Wednesday, April 19 and are set to be messy but fun.

Featuring Warli art, a tribal art form practised in west India where women paint the mud walls of their houses with rice paste to celebrate key events during the year, the creative sessions will be led the gallery’s education manager.

Again, sessions are £2.50 per child per session, see the website a www.harleygallery.co,uk for more information.

Booking is recommended for all activities and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To book a place, call the Harley Gallery on 01909 501700 or email shop@harleygallery.co.uk