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Family Fun (Online): Ichthyosaur Jigsaw

Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Wednesday 28 July 2021 (11:00-14:00)

Lizzy Goodger, Learning and Community Development Officer


Ichthyosaur 2
A golden brown Ichthyosaur created from recycled objects is attached to a grey-washed background

Family Fun (Online) - Ichthyosaur Jigsaw

Explore the incredible Ichthyosaur in this 1 hour artist-led workshop hosted on Zoom. Using items you would usually recycle or throw away, Darrell Wakelam will show you how to create a prehistoric portrait of this ancient marine reptile. Discover the shapes and patterns found in ichthyosaur fossils and learn how to recreate them using household objects.

For this session you will need:

  • Cardboard you can cut
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper Straws
  • PVA glue

Darrell Wakelam is an artist based on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. He has spent over 30 years working creatively with children and young people nationwide creating masks, models and sculptures from cardboard and recycled materials. Over the last year Darrell has diversified and added a huge variety of free ‘making' projects for children onto his website and has also been ‘zooming’ in to schools to deliver art workshops up and down the country and even worldwide!


Before registering, please read the Lapworth Museum's information on 'Virtual Workshops: Guidance and Code of Conduct'.

Bookings for this FREE workshop are now open. You can book your family space on our Zoom registration page using the buttons below:

11am Session - Click here to register 

1pm Session - Click here to register 

To download the instructions for this activity click the button below.

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