Aylesbury arts centre launches summer workshops for school break

Including watercolour painting and pottery
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An arts centre in Aylesbury is running workshops aimed at children during the school break.

More than 30 workshops will be running throughout the summer at Queens Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury.

Among the creative workshops on offer, which the centre says is suitable for all ages, are pottery, painting, crochet and upcycling.

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Queens Park Arts Centre

A children’s watercolour painting course, and pottery workshops for age 7-11 years and 10 – 14 years, have been organised.

For teens, the centre is running a crochet course and pottery workshops for age 13 – 17 years. There is also an adults pottery summer school, beginners crochet classes and open art studio sessions. More details can be found online here.

Queens Park Arts Centre’s storytelling company Unbound is also performing throughout the summer, 'Gertrude & Dorothy' - a brand-new half hour crime caper, debuts at Waddesdon Manor on Sunday 20 August for three performances, which are free when purchasing entry to the grounds.

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