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Have great art fun with summer holiday activities


Children can enjoy free summer holiday arts activities at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk and the Sandy Lane Centre in Skelmersdale.

West Lancashire Borough Council’s Arts Development Service’s fun creative sessions are bound to be very popular. All these sessions are free but places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please contact the Chapel Gallery on 01695 571328 or email chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Arts Development service does some great activities for young people so make sure you don’t miss out on these great sessions.”

Children aged between 8 and 11 will be working with professional artists Sarah Jane Richards and Gaenor Hall to investigate simple fun animation and illustration techniques.

Sessions take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July
  • Tuesday 9 August and Wednesday 10 August
  • Tuesday 23 August and Wednesday 24 August

Unit 63 at the Sandy Lane Centre, Skelmersdale, hosts the same activities between 10.30am and 12.30pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 2 August and Wednesday 3 August
  • Tuesday 16 August and Wednesday 17 August
  • Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August

For older children aged 11 to 16 the gallery is organising an exciting four-day activity in which the children can develop animation ideas that will influence the artwork to be displayed in the animation exhibition at the Chapel Gallery in September.

Children will work with artist Sarah Jane Palmer and learn how to make 3D sculptures and inflatables, silhouette film animation, silhouette puppets and how to do storyboarding for animation and film. The sessions are from Tuesday 9 August to Friday 12 August and last from 10.30am-4pm.

For more information on the Chapel Gallery please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/chapelgallery or www.chapelgallery.org.uk.

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