For Young People

Photo of young people taking part in a workshopWe have two great opportunities for young people to get involved - Young Harris for those aged 12-16 and Sparks for 16-19 year olds. You can find out about recent and upcoming events below.

 

Makerspace

What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited. 

 

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Young Harris

Photograph of a windowsill by Heather Mae Lancaster

Aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops or projects. Next up is your chance to get involved in our BRICK DINOS summer exhibition.

 All you need to bring with you are fresh ideas!

When?

Wednesday 2 August - help with the Kids Takeover day anytime between 11am and 4pm

Saturday 26 August - 1pm - 3pm 

Saturday 30 September - Meet at 10am. Group trip to Liverpool all day!

Saturday 28th October - 1pm - 3pm

Saturday 25th November - 1pm - 3pm

 

What time?

12.30pm - 1.00pm – meet at 12.30pm for lunch (if you like) and a catch up, get together and snacks
1.00pm - 3.30pm – workshop

Do I need to book? No, just drop in on the day

Cost? Free

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Sparks

Still life with fans made by Sparks participants

Sparks is for all you young artists (and wannabee artists!). It is a flexible programme exploring contemporary art and culture and is your chance to get involved with the Harris behind the scenes and influence the way the Harris does things. Designing workshops, coming up with ideas for projects and future exhibitions, organising events and activities, taking part yourself, selecting professional artists to work alongside, working with Harris staff and generally making a difference! It will look great on your CV and help to widen your social circle. What’s not to like about this?

https://www.facebook.com/sparks.contemporary.art/
https://twitter.com/Sparks_Art
https://www.instagram.com/harris_sparks/

From 2015 - 2017 Sparks participants took part in a range of activities as part of the Dance First, Think Later contemporary art programme, including making animated films inspired by the Nothing Happens, Twice exhibition at the Harris. Take a look at some of their fantastic creations here

https://nothinghappenstwice.wordpress.com/about-2/

See what happened at a recent Sparks workshop here.

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OPENING HOURS

Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

Mon 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 11am-5pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily, except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Sundays 11am-3.30pm

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING

Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August:

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 11am-5pm.
The Harris Library and Learning Centre will be open on Sunday 11am-4pm. Bank Holiday Monday opening to be confirmed.

 

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