Children & Young People

Our Town Art Camp

Tuesday 7th April - Thursday 9th April, 10am - 3pm each day

£55 per child 

To coincide with the Our Town exhibition, we’re holding Our Town Art Camp - three days jam-packed full of creative activity to get you thinking about where you live, what you’d like it to be like in the future, and how you can
create your own surroundings. During the camp, attendees will work with professional artists and try out lots of different art-making techniques such as painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and more. Work produced during the camp will feature as part of the Our Town exhibition in the gallery
too! It’s going to be so much fun so if you know a young artist get them
signed up.

Future Human Art Camp

Tuesday 14th April - Thursday 16th April & Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th May, 10am - 3pm each day

FREE / £24 refundable deposit upon completion

Strictly age 11-16

Know a creative young person who’s interested in science and technology? We’re looking for young people aged 11-17 to take part in our Future Human project. Over a number of days during the Easter and May holidays, attendees will work with scientists and technologists to gather research
about cutting-edge technologies and scientific evidence and theories that might give us a glimpse into the future. The group will then go on to produce artworks that represent their findings and imagined ideas for the future, in
collaboration with a team of artists. Work produced by attendees will
become part of a public exhibition in our gallery throughout June and July.
There’ll be allsorts to try out, from 3D face scanning and robotics, to creating sculptures and drawing - it’s sure to be an inspiring project!

Young Makers

Our Young Makers cohort for January - June is now fully booked. We will be advertising for our new cohort of Young Makers in June - sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear when we're recruiting.

Young Makers is our twice monthly club for young makers, artists, and creatives aged 11-16. This is the place for young people to develop their creativity, share skills, and work with artists on creative projects. Throughout the six months the Young Makers will each work on their Bronze Arts Award, a recognized qualification that inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. 

We run our Young Makers program in six-month cohorts, and we’re now recruiting for our next cohort of Young Makers to start in January 2020. 

Once graduating from the Young Makers program, participants will have the chance to join our STEAMTeam - a new young people’s group that will become heavily involved in the development of our creative program.

Code Club

Takes place in six week blocks

Intermediates: Saturday 7th March, 10.30am - 12noon

FREE / £10 deposit payable on booking

Beginners cohort for Jan-March is now fully booked. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when booking for our Intermediate cohort goes live. 

Code Club is a global network of free coding clubs for children aged 8-13 to learn to code. We believe in learning through making, and our coding projects offer young people plenty of opportunities to be creative and to share their creations with each other. Our Code Club is run by our brilliant team of volunteers who are all experienced coders, many of whom work in the tech industry. From January Code Club will be delivered in six week blocks, where young coders will move through coding modules at the same pace. Once our young coders have completed the beginner, intermediate, and advanced coding modules (six weeks each), they will have the opportunity to join our STEAMTeam - where they will be able to work on self-led coding projects, and support other new coders in beginning their coding journeys.

Ink Inc.

Every Monday during term time, 6.30pm-8pm
£5 per person

Ink Inc. is Wigan’s NEW young writers group for young people aged 13-18 who enjoy writing poetry or stories or scripts or flash fiction or blogs or news articles or basically, just WRITING.
During sessions we might play a few games, read short excerpts of stuff, watch short films but mostly we’ll make new creative writing.  There’s also the opportunity to read your work to others and get some feedback.
Each term we work towards creating an anthology of work and a Live Literature event where young writers read or perform their work.  There will be special projects where we might make films or podcasts or team up with artists to screen print our work or other AMAZING opportunities.    
Come and try it. YOLO.

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