Art: Tribal Art to Inspire this May Half Term at The Harley Gallery

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The Indian tribal art of the First Rain exhibition showing at The Harley Gallery will be inspiring youngsters taking part in the Hands on Holiday workshops this half term.

 

They will be swapping the mud and dung used in the traditional tribal paintings for pens and pencils to design their own Warli bag in the style of the striking pieces on show in the gallery.

 

The one hour workshops are taking place on Wednesday 31 May at 11am and 12pm. Each creative session costs £2.50.

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Education Manager Dayle Green said: “Warli art is all about capturing stories from your own experience and history.  It uses simple shapes which come together to make amazing pictures that I’m sure will really inspire the children. I’m really looking forward to seeing their creations!”

 

Running until 11 June, the First Rain exhibition features Warli art, a tribal art form practised mainly in west India by women who paint the mud and dung walls of their houses with rice paste to celebrate key events during the year.

 

Also on offer this half term, Paint-a-Pot sessions for all the family will be available to book in the Pottery Studio on Thursday 1 June and Saturday 3 June between 10am and 3pm.  There’s a wide selection of ready-made pottery, including mugs, plates, trinket boxes, egg cups and vases. Priced at £5 per session, plus the individually priced pottery blanks.

 

For more information visit: www.harleygallery.co.uk

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