Junior art in the barn – exhibition and workshops at our museums


Our first ever Junior Art in the Barn exhibition will be held at Red House Museum, Gomersal, between 23 January to 10 February 2016. The event showcases the work of local young artists aged 14 – 21 and the senior version of the exhibition will run at the nearby Oakwell Hall at the same time.

In addition to the exhibition there will also be a chance for local young artists to improve their skills by taking part in a workshop. The workshops are being held 1pm-3pm on Saturday, 30 January and there is a charge of £3.50 to take part.

Life drawing

In the ‘Life Drawing’ workshop led by professional artist Jim Bond, two models in period costume will pose in the rooms of the historic Red House. The workshop is aimed at children aged 10 years and above, and as an exciting extra the work they create will be exhibited on easels in the rooms where it was created as an extension of the exhibition.

Drawing with wire

In the ‘Drawing with Wire’ workshop led by professional artist Helaina Sharpley, children aged 8-14 and their parents will be able to make a picture of Red House out of wire.

At both workshops you will be provided with materials and children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition, on Sunday, 31 January, 2pm-3pm, Helaina Sharpley will give a master class ‘Professional Skills for Artists in the Digital Age’. She will discuss her website and her use of social media for self-promotion and selling. It is aimed at students on vocational art and design courses and costs £2.50 to attend.

Get involved

As numbers are limited, booking in advance is essential. To book places contact Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal by calling: 01274 335056/07773 212763.

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