Pumpkin Carving Workshop - Sunday  29 October - with prize awarded for the best carved pumpkin!

An afternoon activity on Sunday 29 October 2017 12pm - 4pm for Children and Adults to create their own Pumpkins for Halloween with Dawn Dominic £15 per person .  (For bookings made after 25 October you wil need to bring your own pumpkin)

All carved pumkins will be entered into the ART @ MG - 'Best Carved Pumpkin Award' Competition. Winner will receive a voucher to have tea and cake for two in the WeRCakes Vintage Tearooms next door to the gallery.


  • Bring your own pumpkin to carve

  • (Bring container to take home pumpkin flesh and seeds as required)

  • Children must be over 7 years old, or supervised by an Adult

  • Adults welcomed to partake, or must be close by for the duration

  • Wear suitable clothing as this is a messy activity!

  • Willingness to be photographed during event, and at finale


  • Advice and guidance to complete your project

  • Child friendly tools for use on the day

  • Tea lights for finale

Step 1: Getting started

  • Understand the stages involved

  • Decide on a design from templates provided, or bring one of your own ideas

  • Decide on suitable tools to use

Step 2: Prepare Pumpkin

  • Getting ‘messy’

  • Getting into the pumpkin, deseeding, and preparing inside

Step 3: Carve Pumpkin

  • Carving shapes, textures onto the pumpkin

Step 4: Finale

  • Presenting final pumpkins with lit candles

  • Photo call of pumpkins and artists for use by the Gallery

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