The ‘Creative Summer’ programme, which is sponsored by Ogier, runs over five weeks and starts on Monday (24th) to coincide with the first week of the school holidays. Each week involves a different activity and will be led by an artist or expert. As well as graffiti art and sculptures,  visitors of all ages and abilities can try pottery, drawing and ‘Wild Play’ crafts and skills.

Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Community Events Curator, said: “Our ’Creative Summer’ programme is going to be so much fun for our younger visitors during the summer holidays! We are kicking off with a huge collaborative sculpture at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, with help from visual artist and educator Margarida Lourenco Olivier. We can’t wait to see what everyone has created by the end of the week. After that, we’ve got graffiti art at Elizabeth Castle, pottery at La Hougue Bie and outdoor play back at Hamptonne, before we finish with drawing at magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle. Our experts and artists will be on hand to help everyone learn new skills, have plenty of fun and be inspired by their historic surroundings.”

In addition to Margarida, ‘Creative Summer’ involves artist Jools Holt, graffiti artist Stephen Lamb, naturalist Stephen Le Quesne and ceramicist Lindsay Rutter. The daily sessions run Monday to Friday each week, from 11am-3pm. All sessions are drop-in with no booking required. The activities are suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by a helpful adult. All the materials required to take part in the creative activities will be provided.

Kate Kirk, Director of Marketing for Ogier, said: “Ogier is committed to supporting education projects and we’ve partnered with Jersey Heritage to offer a series of family learning events packed with activities across the year. We can’t wait for ‘Creative Summer’ to begin – such great opportunities for families to have a fun, creative day out at the heritage sites, while also learning about our Island’s culture and history, is something we’re proud to support.”

The ‘Creative Summer’ sessions take place at Jersey Heritage’s visitor sites and usual entry fees apply. Free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.