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You are the Art: Living Sculptures

This Easter children will transform themselves into colourful living sculptures and walk along the runway in their extravagant junk modelled outfits, creative headdresses and more.

We will be expressing ourselves through different mediums of art using recyclable materials and making an array of textured art pieces to take home.

​Drop in* | £2.50 per child, under 3s are free 

Designed for age £3+, but all are welcome 

Join us this Easter in taking colourful inspiration from the Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken touring exhibition by locally born and globally known artist, Daniel Lismore at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Children will have the opportunity to transform themselves into colourful living art sculptures and walk along the runway in the Covered Court in their extravagant junk modelled outfits, creative headdresses and more. We will be expressing ourselves through different mediums of art using recyclable materials and making an array of textured art pieces to take home.

You may also choose to explore the galleries further for more inspiration and take some time to do some sketching or photography around the gallery spaces to help your children engage with our collections further.  We are also an Arts Award venue, where your children can gain their Arts Award Discover or Explore, a nationally recognised qualification from Trinity College London. To find out more visit our Arts Award at Home page.

Daily Activities: 

Saturday 9, Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 April

Junk Modelling Outfits – Re-fashion sustainable eco-friendly outfits using everyday recyclable materials, including newspaper/bubble wrap. Embellish your creations with plastic trinkets, shells, feathers and other materials. Wear your colourful artwork and walk the covered court runway.


Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 April

Recycling Accessories - Learn the fascinating and simple process of making costume beads out of recycled paper. Turn them into a bracelet to wear or to give as a gift.


Friday 15 & Saturday 16 April

Beautiful Brooches - Taking inspiration from the extravagant details in Daniel Lismore's work, create your very own glamorous brooch. Shape your art piece by forming unique patterns, such as skulls or butterflies by attaching string on to card. Enhance your designs with foil and acrylic paint. Don’t hold back with the embellishments, generously scatter jewels, buttons and sequins. Wear your stylish creation proudly, or gift to someone.


Monday 18, & Tuesday 19 April

Creative Head Dresses - We will be taking inspiration from Daniel Lismore, described by Vogue Magazine as “England's Most Eccentric Dresser.” Focusing on the captivating headdresses we are going to make our own base with gummed tape and tissue paper, newspaper, wire, tape and other materials. Children will wear their creations to walk the covered court runway if they wish to.


Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 April

Selfie Masks – Craft a self-portrait mask inspired by the beautiful Daniel Lismore masks. Create a representation of yourself by painting a representation of yourself onto a base. Embellish your art with an assortment of wool, metallic pens and trinkets for added glamour.


Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April

Sustainable Art Garlands: An expressive and sustainable activity. Shape recycled cardboard into different sizes, to make your own glamorous garland. Paint designs and drawings to the cardboard to add your own unique and personalised expressions. Finally Embellish with pompoms, sequins, wooden beads and even natural resources of flowers and leaves.


*Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis


Covid-19 Safety Measures

We want you to feel safe and assured that attending our Christmas workshops will enable you to have a fun and engaging experience with your children. Here is what we are doing to ensure this for you:

  • Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and exiting from the activities.
  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the session.
  • A member of Learning Team will be facilitating the session, monitoring the safety of the environment, but above all else they will be smiling, happy and relaxed to keep your children happy and relaxed too.
  • All resources and high touch points to be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each session.
  • If you have any concerns or questions prior to booking/attending this session please contact (Family Learning Officer).

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