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Christmas Stained Glass Pictures and Ornament Workshops on Saturday 20 November

& Make Your Own Snow Globe! On Saturday 4 December

The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside has announced a series of fun and festive crafting workshops inspired by the current exhibition Glass Ships in Bottles by Ayako Tani.

On Saturday 20 November, glass artists Eilidh Mackenzie and Kimberley Armstrong will lead everyone on a fun and informative hour long Christmas Stained Glass Ornament Workshop.

The workshops, which are suitable for ages 16years+ and for all skill levels, will run throughout the day, starting at 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Participants will craft their own Christmas ornament out of glass and copper-foil, and have the choice of two designs, a present and little boat. They will also learn a little about how stained glass windows are created.

Tickets are priced £10 and advance booking is required.

Also on Saturday 20 November, the Museum will run Stained Glass Christmas Pictures sessions for children aged 5 years and over from 10am – 4pm.

Everyone will enjoy taking a step back in time to create their own Christmas-themed stained glass craft to put in their window at home.

Sessions will run between 10am – 4pm and can be booked at Reception on arrival.

At the Scottish Maritime Museum’s first Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 4 December, visitors of 7 years and up will also be able to make their own Snow Globe to get in the festive spirit!

Sessions will run between 10am – 4pm and can be booked at Reception on arrival.

Nicola Scott, Event and Exhibitions Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:

Glass Ships in Bottles by Ayako Tani and our recent glass blowing demonstrations by Ayako and Robert McLeod, Chair of the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, proved so popular that we wanted to sprinkle a little of that magic on our regular Christmas crafting workshops.

“There’ll be something for everyone at our festive workshops on Saturday 20 November. If you have never made anything from glass before then the Christmas Stained Glass Ornament Workshop is your chance to make a handmade and personal ornament which would make the ideal Christmas gift – if you can bear to part with it!

“Our Make and Take workshops for children on Saturday 20 November and Saturday 4 December promise to be a lot of fun too as everyone makes their very own Stained Glass Christmas Pictures and ‘Snow Globes’ complete with winter wonderland scene!”

Up to three children go FREE with each adult admission and, from now until 18 February, all visitors booking online will receive a 50% discount on the ticket price as part of the VisitScotland Days Out Campaign.

Entry to the Scottish Maritime Museum Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 4 December is FREE.

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