Creative Heroes Celebrated at The This Half Term
Children will be celebrating their Creative Heroes this half term for The Harley Gallery’s week of hands on creative fun making T-shirts and badges as well as getting messy with clay.
Favourite artists, authors, characters and actors will be used to inspire the children’s design for a T-shirt with the face of their favourite Creative Hero. The two-hour workshop takes place on Tuesday 30 October at 11am-1pm.
Up next is badge making featuring anyone and anything that inspires. Taking place in the Portland Collection, the children can first explore the collection of miniature paintings featuring the 18th and 19th century celebrities of the day. The one hour session takes place Wednesday 31 October at 11am and midday.
Children can wear their T-Shirts and badges with pride for Creative Heroes Day on Friday 9 November, a campaign by The Mighty Creatives, a charity working across the East Midlands that believes that access to play, creativity and culture is vital, significantly affecting how children and young people do at school, their health, their life chances.
Clay Day workshops offer lots of hands-on squeezing, splatting, rolling and pinching clay and are suitable for children aged four upwards at the Harley Pottery Studio. Led by a tutor, the popular sessions are the perfect opportunity to get messy exploring a variety of ways to work with clay with plenty of hints and tips on offer to help children create their pottery pieces. Clay Day takes place Monday 29 October and Friday 2 November, between 10am and 3pm , and is priced £7 per child, plus £3 per item fired.
Paint a Pot workshops are a perfect way for the whole family to get creative together. Taking place on Saturday 3 November, there is a wide selection of ready-made pottery, including mugs, plates, teapots, milk jugs, and vases to choose to decorate. Expert technical staff are on hand to help with ideas and techniques. The studio will professionally glaze and fire the decorated pots ready for collection. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. £5 studio fee per person, per session. All pottery items are individually priced.
During half term, visit Dichotomy, the free to enter exhibition featuring the vast feathered sculptures of award-winning artist Kate MccGwire, which runs between 20 October to 2 January 2019.
For more information, www.harleygallery.co.uk