Let’s go fly a kite together

Kite making workshop at Scarborough Art Gallery.'Julie Baxter, back left, and Jean Harlow, back right, with youngsters, front, from left, Chiana Kelly, Ella Alcock, and Ami Jones.'113145
Kite making workshop at Scarborough Art Gallery.'Julie Baxter, back left, and Jean Harlow, back right, with youngsters, front, from left, Chiana Kelly, Ella Alcock, and Ami Jones.'113145

CREATIVE youngsters made some colourful kites during a workshop at Scarborough Art Gallery.

The drop-in session was inspired by the current Howard Hodgkin print exhibition which features the use of bright, vibrant colour.

The gallery has teamed up with Jean Harlow who has done work with children in Afghanistan on kite running.

She has been helping youngsters here to make traditional Afghan kites using the colours from the print exhibition.

Learning assistant Zoe Spring said: “The sessions have been very popular. When we have the right weather we’re hoping to fly kites out in the Crescent gardens.

“We supply the children with a template and they layer it up with tissue paper.

“We’ve been looking at the design of kites and examples of traditional patterns.

“When the kites are finished the children can take them home.” The workshop is on every Thursday from 11am to 4pm until September 1.