About the online workshop

13-19 and enjoy making models and drawing? You will design your own personal creatures with inspiration from Japanese folklore at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and then sculpt them into your own character called a Netsuke with polymer clay. Explore the tales behind mythical Japanese creatures to write a backstory about your own little monster.

How does it work?

On the Friday morning the group will log on to Zoom (a video call service) to take a virtual tour of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery's Netsuke collection and then we will teach you how to create your own. You will have time in between the morning and afternoon session to create your model. We will meet again in the afternoon session to see what everyone has made!

As this is an online course we will give you as much support as we can over Zoom but it's important that you are happy and able to do some of the work on your own at home.

You will need to be able to access Zoom via a computer/tablet/mobile phone, if needed we will help you get set up with this before the course starts.

We will check what materials you have at home and if there is anything else you need we will arrange to send it out to you so you can take part in the project.

Workshop details


WHERE: Online course using Zoom (we will send you a link once you are signed up)

WHEN: Fri 19th Feb, group sessions 10-11am and 3-4pm, self led time in between


NB: This course is for 13-19 year olds in the Bristol City Council area

For more information, get in touch with Annette on [email protected] or 0117 947 7948

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know on 0117 947 7948 and we will email you for further information.

This workshop is now fully booked, please fill out the sign up form if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


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