Thursday, 19 August 2010

A trip to the art gallery

Another bus trip into town today with the small person. We had lunch and did some mini shopping before heading off to the Herbert Art Gallery.

First stop was to the art/craft room. Just look at the pop art masterpiece that Alexandra has created.

There were bits of corrugated card, different sizes of bubble wrap, empty egg cartons, cardboard tubes and all sorts of other bits and pieces to create your own work of art. (I was thinking this could work quite well with fabric paints on bags and t-shirts. Something I'll file away in my over stuffed brain for another time :D)

While we waited for the paint to dry we made our way around some of the exhibits including the Lady Godiva display where Alex got to dress up, do some colouring and see a bit more about Lady Godiva and how important she is in our city.

Then we went upstairs to the Elements exhibition. Alexandra had to find and collect stickers that gave you answers to questions to do with Earth, Air, Water and Fire. She also made a brass rubbing of an ammonite.

My favourite part of the day is when we were looking around the elements and she looked at me and smiled and said "I'm having fun!".

Now we're back home tired and fed. It's just about madam's bedtime. It's Mr Bogert's lads night tonight, so I see sewing in my immediate future :)

1 comment:

  1. I can't help myself but my eyes welled up a bit at reading Alex saying "I'm having fun!" to you. Oh my soggy heart!