LEGO® inspired art fun lined up for school holidays
10 February 2020
Young LEGO® enthusiasts are being invited to join the half-term holiday art activities at The Harley Gallery this month.
The workshops are aimed at children up to 11-years-old to encourage them to get hands-on and creative. Workshops include:
- 18 February - LEGO on the Wall. During these four one-hour long workshops, youngsters get the chance to create a self-portrait on a wall using the famous plastic construction bricks.
- 19 February - LEGO Head Badges. Children can take part in one of three workshops taking place at 11am, 12noon and 1pm. They will be able to draw their own face on a LEGO head picture and create badges to take home.
- 20 February – LEGO Graffiti sessions will task children with the challenge of adding paper LEGO bricks to an image of The Harley Gallery.
- 21 February - Speed Build workshops will provide children with the chance to pit their skills against each other. They will join expert LEGO builder, Chris Mcknight, for a series of speedy building challenges including an ‘it’s a knockout’ style group challenges.
- 21 February – Big Build workshops round off the week, giving children the opportunity to develop their building skills by working as a team to build bridges.
“Our workshops aim to motivate and encourage young minds to be inventive and use their hands to create their own pieces of artwork. This programme has been inspired by our popular Brick by Brick exhibition," said Dayle Green, Education and Engagement Manager at The Harley Gallery. "We’ve got lots to keep children entertained and creative and we’re sure they will love the many LEGO activities.”
The activities have been designed for children over the age of three. Tickets cost £3.50 per child and can be booked by calling The Harley Gallery on 01909 501 700. There are also two creative spaces within the gallery with thousands of LEGO bricks available for children to get hands on and create their own sculptures.
There will also be a Clay Day workshop on 17 February, giving children the opportunity to explore and experiment with different techniques and make pinch pots. The Harley Pottery Studio Manager, Lynne Stanniland will give them hints and tips so they’ll be able to create their own masterpieces. Tickets cost £10 per child and includes the cost of a ball of clay and the firing of one pot. Places can be booked by calling The Harley Gallery on 01909 501 700.