For Young People
We have two great opportunities for young people to get involved - Young Harris for those aged 12-16 and Sparks for 16-19 year olds.
Aged 12+ – Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops! Spend time exploring topics in more depth with Harris experts and get the chance to gain your Bronze Arts Award.
Young Harris meets about once a month to work on projects with artists and Harris staff. If you'd like to join, please contact Kyra on 01772 905412 or take a look below.
Sparks is for 16-19 year olds. You can find out about contemporary art, work with professional artists and gallery staff, and make your own work. There is also the chance to work towards gaining your Silver or Gold Arts Award. Find out more here.
We're taking a break - look out for more workshop dates soon!
Aged 11-16 and into art - why not join Young Harris?
Young Harris meet every month. Come along and you'll get to work with professional artists and gallery staff. You can also choose to work towards gaining your Bronze or Silver Arts Award.
Young Harris are having a well-earned break after completing their Bronze Arts Awards in May 2016. Watch this space for future workshop dates coming soon.
What time? Dates to be confirmed; 1.00-3.00pm Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just come along! Meet in the Fine Art Gallery on the 2nd floor.
Saturday 21 May
Aged 16-19? Looking for something creative to do whilst widening your circle of friends?
Sparks is your chance to get involved in art happening now. Get in touch to meet the Sparks team and find out what you can do. From working with professional artists and gallery staff to getting an inside view of contemporary exhibitions at the Harris, you will get inspiration for your own art work and design innovative activities based on contemporary art. Sparks is the only art gallery group for 16-19 years olds in Preston, so why not get involved and stand out from the crowd?
Find us on Twitter @Sparks_Art
For the event on 21st May we are welcoming artist Emma Blackburn who will lead a 'Print and Stitch' workshop. Students from UCLan and anyone else aged 16-24 is welcome to come along.
Find out more at
Follow Emma on Twitter @EB_QueenCotton
Supported by Arts Council England, the Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, The Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Jacana Care Trust and the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.
Sat 21 May, 12.00 - 2.00pm - Meet in the Harris Museum cafe (ground floor)
Do I need to book in advance? No, just come along!
Look out for more Sparks events coming soon.