Workshops at museum

THREE workshops for children at Gainsborough’s House – birthplace of 18th century artist Thomas Gainsborough – are taking place during the school holidays.

Led by artist Karenza Jackson, the workshops offer a range of creative activities from model landscape building – when teams make their own 3D version of the house and everything in it – to re-enacting a day in the life of Thomas Gainsborough, including dressing up in replica period costumes.

The workshops are being held on three consecutive Mondays on August 1, 8 and 15.

Office manager Rosemary Woodward said: “The workshops are always popular and have limited spaces, so it is important to book a place early.

“They are suitable for children aged six to 12 and younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult.”

On one of the workshops, super sleuths can have fun sifting through evidence and solving the mystery of how the boy and girl in one of Gainsborough’s portraits came to be separated.

Some dressing-up will be involved for two lucky children, to help set the crime scene. Once the riddle has been solved, the children will all help to paint and replace the missing part of the painting.

For further information, call Gainsborough’s House on 01787 372958.