Summer Holiday Creative Thursdays

Thursdays from 26th July until the 30th August

Creative Thursdays are a new, 2018 Summer Holiday initiative at Chiltern Open Air Museum. Children and Young People can visit the Museum on Thursdays from 26th July until the 30th August and take part in the National Arts Award scheme at Discover level.

Arts Award Discover COAM

Arts Award Discover

Every Creative Thursday visitors will have the opportunity to take part in Arts Award Discover. On these Thursdays we will play host to expert artists and traditional crafts people each offering creative activities for you to engage with and learn from. You will also have the opportunity to create a piece of artwork of your own to take home.

The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years of age. There are five levels from Discover through to Gold. Arts Award Discover is an introductory Award for young people from age 5 upwards.

The Arts Award is a great way for children and young people to:

  • Participate in arts activities
  • Find out about artists and their work
  • Learn new skills and share them

Chiltern Open Air Museum is a big supporter of the arts and is a registered Arts Award Centre for Moderation.

To take part:

  • Download our bespoke logbook (coming soon) or purchase a copy at our ticket office
  • Remember to collect a set of gold star stickers from the ticket office when you arrive
  • Bring a pencil (and some colouring materials if you would like to)

The Arts Award Discover is a fantastic way to explore the Museum and the different art forms around it. You can participate in creative activities, find out about artists and their work and share what you have done with others.

To take part you will need to complete our Arts Award Discover logbook. This is an, A4 book that will help you discover the various art forms found around the Museum and suggest activities that you could take part in. You can finish your Arts Award logbook during one visit or you can visit the Museum on many different Thursdays (Annual Pass or entrance costs will apply for each visit). You can also include any creative crafts or arts that you enjoy making away from the Museum site.

Completed logbooks (and any accompanying creations) will need to be brought to the Museum (left in the ticket office) for assessment. Please bring a SAE with you (these are available for purchase from us) and we will post your logbook back to you, with your certificate, once your logbook has been assessed by our Arts Award team.

We must receive all completed logbooks by 20th September 2018

Prices

You can download and print our Arts Award Discover logbook for free. There is a charge of £4.50* to assess and process each Arts Award logbook.

Printed copies of the logbook can be be purchased from our ticket office at a price of £6*. (This includes assessing and processing of the completed Arts Award logbook)

*Prices exclude entrance to the Museum.

Once you have completed your logbook then hand it in to the ticket office or post it to Education Team, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4AB. Our Education Team will look through it and apply for your Arts Award Discover Certificate. Once completed and assessed we will send you your award certificate.

Further Information

Arts Award website
Arts Award Guidance
Furniture Making
Straw Plaiting
Blacksmithing
Arts Award Discover for Schools