Creative Zone

Creative Zone

Our mission within the Creative Zone is to encourage people to explore the life and works of Seamus Heaney through the enjoyment of engaging arts and craft based activities, using Seamus Heaney’s work as a source of inspiration to fuel an imaginative response.

Seamus Heaney had a gift for taking the everyday ordinary, and creating something extraordinary through his use of words.

Have you heard of the saying, “a picture paints a thousands words”?  Well, we think that Seamus Heaney’s use of words paints pictures and lots of imagery emerges inviting a creative visual response.

So why not join us on a creative journey as we delve into Seamus Heaney’s word hoard to see what we can find? Let’s get creative!

Mid Term Break in The Creative Zone!

Stick, stamp, weave, colour, paint, play and read in our dedicated Creative Learning Zone!

Creative Zone Craft and Play

Visit us this mid-term for a range of arts and craft activities suitable for children up to 10.  Call into one of our dedicated Creative Zone hours on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th February.

Time: 1 hour slots available at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3.30pm
Age:
Children 10 and under. £5 per child, children under 1 free

Book your space online here.

Visit our Exhibition

Visit our award winning Exhibition this Mid Term and take part in some of the crafts that will be available all week.

Inspired by the line, “Snowdrops and Candles soothed the bedside;”… from Seamus Heaney’s poem, “Mid – Term Break”, create a beautiful collaged bookmark. Suitable for all ages. Book into the Exhibition here.

 

Big Garden Birdwatch

Take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Friday 28 and Saturday 30 January 2022!

Why not create something special with our online crafts to help attract some wildlife into your garden.

Make your own Decorative Bird Feeder. Click here to view the video. 

Download the instructions (PDF) here.

Make your own Peanut Butter Bird Feeder. Click here to view the video.

Make sure to share your creations and tag us!

Parent and toddler sessions at HomePlace!

Join us for Room to Rhyme! This is our new, weekly half hour session in the Creative Zone for parents and children aged 0-4. Little ones will get the opportunity to interact with others, develop listening and language skills, and have fun!
Location: The Creative Zone at HomePlace
Date: Every Monday morning, starting Monday 1st November
Time: 10 – 10.30am
Price: Free
Due to high demand booking is required for these sessions. Book here.

At Home Activities

Click on the buttons below to find your activity, instructions and helpful photos.

Halloween Craft: Witches Face Garland

Click here to access the Witches template to help you create your very own Witches Face Garland. Click here to watch our video tutorial.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Witches Garland:

Green card: 1x A3 or 4x A4 sheets, Orange card: 1x A3 or 4x A4 sheets, Black card: 4 xA4 sheets, Googly eyes: 8, Pencil, Rubber, Ruler, Black Marker, Scissors, Stapler and staples, Glue Stick, String or ribbon, Cellotape.

Remember to share your Halloween crafts with us, you can email them directly here: seamusheaneyhome@midulstercouncil.org. Or send them to us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Make an Enquiry

If you have any questions about the exhibition, an upcoming event or anything else happening at HomePlace, you can write to us or give us a call. We’re here to help.

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