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Setting Sail

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm



T H E  C R E A T I V E  E X P R E S S
An inspirational new approach to creative self-expression combining 3-D art and word play

The Creative Express workshops are fun and lively and draw reference
from the Royal Cornwall Museum’s wonderful collection. Nicola’s background is in sculpture,
so she likes to introduce techniques and materials not usually available in the everyday home or
school environment. With word games and clever stepping stones, Charlotte enables the children
to write creatively before they even know it. The combination is a unique learning opportunity
where everyone gets to push their creative boundaries and come up with something they didn’t
know they could do. At the end of the workshop they get to take home their own treasure from the

Tuesday 11th July “Setting Sail” at the Royal Cornwall Museum, 10am – 12.30pm
Suitable for ages 8-14 years. Price £12 inclusive of all materials
Bookings essential on 01872 272205. For more information 01872 501680

In this workshop, inspired by the collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum, we’re going to be
thinking about the moment of departure – setting out on a great journey into the unknown, full of
excitement, anticipation and trepidation. We’ll make stunning sailing boats out of mixed media
and express the thrill of that moment in a poem or a letter home, to be inscribed on the sail.

Responses to our recent workshop at the Museum, “Art of the Patronus”
“This was GREAT. My ten year old daughter loved it, engaging and fun – We’d definitely book again” PA
“The combined artistic forces of Nicola Buxton and Charlotte Hobson are a match made in heaven for fun,
hands-on and educational workshops for children. Naturally inspiring and engaging, they recently weaved
their magic spell over my two boys with their ‘Art of the Patronus’ workshop and the children produced not
only stunning poems but wonderfully carved plasterwork of their spirit animals. The boys were so proud of
their achievements – to be totally engaged and focused the entire time and come out smiling is definitely
cause to sign up for more!” TW

“I was so proud of the poem I wrote and creating my animal artwork really helped me conjure up my
words.” H – 8yr

About Nicola
Nicola Buxton is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. She has also delivered a variety of
sculpture workshops in primary and secondary schools through KEAP and Creative Partnerships as well as
in Newlyn Art Gallery, Tate St Ives and the Eden Project.

About Charlotte
Charlotte Hobson’s novel, The Vanishing Futurist (Faber &Faber) was published in 2016 and has recently
been long listed for the Walter Scott Prize for historical novels.



July 11
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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