Worksop children get creative at Sir Peter Blake workshop

Pop art pioneer Sir Peter Blake, designer of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album cover, was the inspiration for the Hands on Holidays workshop at The Harley Gallery at Welbeck.

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 4:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 4:11 pm
Childrens craft workhsop at Harley Gallery inspired by exhibition of pop art pioneer Sir Peter Blake, pictured is Paige fisher, nine
Childrens craft workhsop at Harley Gallery inspired by exhibition of pop art pioneer Sir Peter Blake, pictured is Paige fisher, nine

Taking place during half-term, the one hour workshops at The Harley Gallery saw children creating bug masks and pocket-sized travel journals while experimenting with colours, textures and patterns inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s World Series of original collages.

Dayle Green, education and engagement manager, said: “Our Hands on Holidays workshops are a great way for children to explore the work of this much loved artist while learning how to create their own collage.

“The sessions encourage parents to have a go with their children, so everyone gets a chance to get creative.”

Childrens craft workhsop at Harley Gallery inspired by exhibition of pop art pioneer Sir Peter Blake, pictured is Heidi Willoughby, seven

Sir Peter Blake is renowned for his collages and is probably best known as the creator of the iconic Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

His work will be displayed at The Harley Gallery as part of The Grand Tour Season until June.

Fans of Sir Peter Blake will also enjoy a visit to Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection next door, where Sir Peter has selected the opening display of miniature portraits.

Visit www.harleygallery.co.uk for more information.

Childrens craft workhsop at Harley Gallery inspired by exhibition of pop art pioneer Sir Peter Blake, pictured is Heidi Willoughby, seven

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NWGU 15-04-15 harley gallery 1:Paige Fisher, aged 9, with her bug mask she created

NWGU-15-04-16 harley gallery 2: Euan Hayes-Warmall, aged 7, enjoyed the workshop

NWGU-15-04-16 harley gallery 3: A butterfly created by seven-year-old Heidi Willoughby

NWGU-15-04-16 harley gallery 4: Jacob Willoughby, five, makes a collage

NWGU-15-04-16 harley gallery 5: Popper Fisher, five, with her butterfly creation

NWGU-15-04-16 harley gallery 6: The Sir Peter Blake exhibition is operating at the gallery until June