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.

Young Harris

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 find out more here.


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.

Young Harris - Workshops

The Harris building by Young Harris members

Saturdays 6 & 27 February,  19 March,  9 & 30 April and 21 May

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.

For more info about what Young Harris get up to, visit/like our Facebook page.

What time? 1-3.30pm   Cost? Free
Ages? 11-16
Do I need to book in advance? No, just come along!  Meet in the Fine Art Gallery on the 2nd floor.

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Next Sparks event: Friday 5 February

Aged 16-19? Sparks is your chance to get involved in art happening now – and it’s free. Just drop in to any event to find out more and get involved if you wish - no pressure!

Join professional artists and gallery staff to get an inside view of the art on show and inspiration to create your own work. You can also decide to work towards the Silver or Gold Arts Award.

Come along on 5th February to meet the Sparks team, enjoy our new exhibition, Nothing Happens, Twice, and find out what you can do – designing your own activities based on our art exhibitions, getting creative and making new friends.

Sparks is the only young people’s art gallery group in Preston, so why not stand out from the crowd? It looks great on your CV and might even help you get that Uni place.

Find us on Twitter @Sparks_Art

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.

Fri 5 Feb, 6.00 - 8.00pm - Meet in the Harris Museum cafe (ground floor)
Cost? Free
Ages? 16-19
Do I need to book in advance? No, just come along!

Look out for more Sparks events on Sat 13 Feb, 11.00am-1.00pm and Sat 5 Mar, 11.00am-1.00pm

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