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Drop In ‘Make and Take’ Workshops Announced 

To celebrate the new Glass Ships in Bottles exhibition, the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) on Castle Street, Dumbarton, will run a series of fun and educational weekend crafting workshops for children during the Spring months.

Up to three children go FREE with each Adult/Concession and the glass-themed ‘Make and Take’ workshops will be drop in with visitors welcomed between 10am – 3.30pm.

Adults and children can have fun crafting a ‘stained glass’ ship in a bottle on Saturday 12 March and creating a ship in a bottle diorama on Saturday 2 April.

On Saturday 7 May, everyone can try their hand at painting a ship in a bottle watercolour.

 Sarah Takhar, Learning and Access Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank), says:

Our new Glass Ships in Bottles exhibition by glass artist Ayako Tani is stunning and will give visitors lots of inspiration for crafting their own glass ships in bottles themed artwork.

“With free entry for up to three children with each adult admission, the workshops are great value for money and we recommend folk pop onto our website now and book their visit.”

The new Glass Ships in Bottles exhibition has been curated by Dr Ayako Tani, a glass artist and researcher specialising in the industrial and cultural history of glassmaking.

The exhibition explores the huge rise in demand for these intricate objects in the 1990s and features Dr Tani’s collection of vintage glass ships in bottles, her own glass artwork, including the ‘City of Adelaide’ and ‘Vessels in Memory’, an oral history and art project featuring filmed conversations with former scientific glassblowers.

Glass Ships in Bottles, which runs until 15 May, is included in Museum admission.

For more information, or to book a visit: www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

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