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King’s Lynn Museum and Kick the Dust Norfolk give youngsters aged 11-25 chance with JMW Turner painting to try art skills for free on September 24





Following on from a successful, sold-out workshop in June, Lynn Museum and Kick the Dust Norfolk will once again be teaming up to give young people in King’s Lynn aged 11-25 the chance to try out their art skills for free!

On Saturday, September 24, Norfolk artist Mary Blue will run free, practical art sessions for young people, to uncover the techniques the artists used and to give attendees the opportunity to experiment with making paintings and drawings of their own.

As part of the workshop, participants will get up close to JMW Turner’s 1806 oil painting Walton Bridges, which is the star artwork on show at the museum’s 'JMW Turner: The Moods of Water' exhibition this summer. Walton Bridges was purchased by Norfolk Museums Service in 2019 and is the first oil painting by Turner to enter any public collection in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex. To celebrate its acquisition, the painting is touring around East Anglia and is currently on display at Lynn Museum. The painting was acquired due to the generous support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Art Fund, and a private donor.

Lynn Museum and Kick the Dust Norfolk will once again be teaming up to give young people in King’s Lynn aged 11-25 the chance to try out their art skills for free.
Lynn Museum and Kick the Dust Norfolk will once again be teaming up to give young people in King’s Lynn aged 11-25 the chance to try out their art skills for free.

Beth Kierman, front of house supervisor at Lynn Museum said: “We’re delighted to be reuniting with Mary and the team at Kick the Dust in order to host another popular art workshop for young people in West Norfolk”. She added: “This is the first time a Turner painting has gone on public display in King’s Lynn, so it’s the perfect time to get inspired!”

Previous workshop attendee Rosie described the sessions as “a brilliant time”, while another attendee Emma said: “I learnt how to use watercolours a lot better, and I had a lot of fun.”

Sessions are available at either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm. The workshop is free to attend for 11–25-year-olds and all materials are provided. Places are limited so free tickets should be booked in advance to guarantee your place via www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/lynn-museum/whats-on/events or by contacting the museum on 01553 775001 or lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk

The exhibition 'JMW Turner: The Moods of Water' runs until October 15, 2022.

Lynn Museum is also open for general visits: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday; 12-4pm Sundays (April-September only).



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