October Half Term: Family Drawing Workshops
Kate Pankhurst
Part of Lullabies in Lockdown Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
Thu 27 Oct 11:00-12.30
Thu 27 Oct 14:00-15:30
Join us this October half term for a family drawing workshops with illustrator and Spinning Mill studio holder Kate Pankhurst! Accompanying the Lullabies in Lockdown exhibition, and part of the Big Draw Festival ,‘Come Back to Colour’ with our fun and family-friendly drawing workshops.

Join illustrator Kate Pankhurst in the gallery for Sunny Bank’s inaugural Big Draw children's event!

We’ll have a stack of drawing tools and materials for you to try out, and these workshops will be accessible to everyone - age is no barrier, and whether you’re a budding Beryl Cook, a possible Picasso, or virtually Van Gogh you’re all welcome to come and have a draw with us.
(And of course, when you’re done drawing, you can always hang around for a look round our ‘Lullabies in Lockdown' exhibition. It’s really great…)

Recommended age range 6+
Places are limited, so book early!
£5 per Family

Your teacher

Kate is originally from Liverpool way but now lives in Leeds with her family, where she makes books from our Spinning Mill Studios.

Her illustration and writing journey began as a child, mostly in her local library (thanks to her dad, a lifelong library user). She thought the library was amazing, you turn up and get to take home a pile of books – for free!

She's a little bit related to the incredible suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. She was – wait for it – her great, great, grandfather’s, brother’s, son’s wife. So while she can’t claim to have suffragette blood running in her veins, she can say that Emmeline’s astounding story has followed her all her life and has undoubtedly influenced her work. That connection certainly led to a conversation that made her realise that a book really should exist that told the stories of great women from history in an accessible way for young readers. Explore the Fantastically Great Women series here https://www.katepankhurst.com/books/

When Kate is not doodling*, writing and drawing, she works with children and teachers, sharing her own journey, the stories of great women and inspiring and igniting a love for reading.

*Doodling, in Kate's opinion, is the best way to begin a story. Even a wonky scribble can be a starting point for an imaginary world filled with exciting characters. From small things big things can grow…

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concessions available

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Sunny Bank Mills Gallery

Ms Sonia Moran
t: 0113 256 3239
e: sonia@sunnybankmills.co.uk

Family Friendly Facilities: Here at sunny bank mills we are family friendly and encourage children to experience and respond to the artwork but still respect the rules of the gallery such as no touching the artwork and respecting the space and each other. 
The Gallery building on Town Street is accessible with mostly level entrance to the rear (there is an approx 1 inch step), disabled toilets and parking. Please be aware that the main Gallery entrance on Town Street has a flight of stairs. The front door is propped open automatically during gallery opening times. Outside of those times please ring the buzzer.

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Unit 14, Sandsgate
Sunny Bank Mills
LS28 5UJ

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