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A WEEK of activities is planned to give youngsters a chance to get their creative juices flowing.

The Making Space art studio in Leigh Park is hosting a series of nine workshops for children aged seven and over from Monday to Friday next week.

Making Space marketing and education programmer Ami Lowman said youngsters were allowed to create whatever they wanted with the materials and techniques introduced at each workshop.

She said: ‘What’s quite special about the summer school is that we don’t give the children a theme.

‘We let the kids use their own creativity to come up with what they want.’

The programme starts on Monday with a textured copper workshop from 10am to midday. This will be followed by a cuttlefish casting session from 1pm to 3pm.

On Tuesday, the programme includes a mosaic workshop from 10am to midday and an experimental ceramics session from 1pm to 3pm. On Wednesday children can get creative with tie-dye T-shirts from 10am to midday and try lino printing from 1pm to 3pm. Thursday will involve working with screen-printed bags from 10am to midday and festival paper crafting from 1pm to 3pm.

It costs £7.50 for half a day, £14 for a whole day or £60 to attend every session.

Ms Lowman said: ‘People can pick and choose the activities they’re interested in or come along for the whole week.’

On Friday from midday to 1pm there will be an exhibition where children will show off their creations to friends and family.

For more information or to book call (023) 9247 2491 or e-mail admin@makingspace.org.