Galf term next week brings a host of artistic opportunities for Kirklees youngsters, with free or low-cost workshops at museums and art galleries throughout the area.

Artists Karen Stansfield and Damian Clark from the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield are running an ‘Art Skills Academy’ at Batley Art Gallery for young people between the ages of eight and 19; while younger children are invited to attend two activity sessions at the Hub’s centre on Huddersfield Road.

The academy, which will host workshops every week day, has been funded through the Young People’s Holiday Activity Scheme and will cover everything from impressionism to portraiture.

The activity sessions will be on Wednesday and Friday in Mirfield and all places must be booked through the Creative Arts Hub website . Information on the Batley workshop is available from 01924 326021.

No booking is needed, however, for an afternoon of ‘mummy-making’ at the Bagshaw Museum in Wilton Park, Batley. This jewel in the crown of Kirklees’ museums is hosting an event in the new Ancient Egyptian craft gallery, The Eye of Horus.

Children, aged five to 14, are invited to make peg doll mummies and decorate a sarcophagus on Tuesday, May 27, from noon until 4pm.

Tolson Museum in Huddersfield is hosting a ‘Spring Bank Holiday - Flower Power’ event on Thursday, May 29, from 11am until 1pm, and 2pm until 4pm. Children will be able to pot up their own sunflower and decorate a plant pot. A nominal charge of £1 is being made for materials.

More Spring Bank crafts will be on offer at Oakwell Hall near Batley on Wednesday, May 28, from 10am until noon, and 1pm until 3pm. Activities and crafts can be found in the Visitor Centre Barn. Cost £2.

Huddersfield Art Gallery is running a Pattern and Print workshop for children on Tuesday, May 27, from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Each participant will go home with a print they have designed. Cost £5. Booking essential on 01484 221964.

The Red House in Gomersal is hosting self-led craft activities from Tuesday, May 27 , until Thursday, May 29. Normal admission charges apply.

Countryside rangers will lead ‘Stick It’ at Dewsbury Museum in Crow Nest Park - a children’s craft event during which they will collect sticks and natural materials from the park and transform them into ‘art’. The event is on Thursday, May 29, from noon until 4pm.

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