Children invited to art gallery

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A NEW drop-in class aimed at pre-school children has been launched at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Sinbad’s Adventures will take place on Wednesday mornings, between 10.30 and 11.30.

It is hoped that the classes will introduce children under five years old to the arts at a young age and familiarise them with the surroundings of the gallery.

The adventure workshop will develop the children’s creative skills in a fun and interactive way.

The mischievous Sinbad the seagull will also be on hand to entertain and educate the children with his activities.

Ian Read, a member of the learning management team at the gallery, said: “The class always ends with a story from Sinbad, which he delivers with the help of Kate Sunley, one of our volunteers.

“We piloted the drop-in class last term and it went really well, so we’ve decided to get it going at the art gallery.”

Parents stay with their children during the hour-long sessions. The class will be repeated every week during term time.

Adults are charged a small fee, although under 18s and those with one of the gallery’s open return tickets enter free.

Art gallery marketing manager Georgette Donoghue added: “All pre-school children are welcome - they can be as little as they like.

“We hope their parents will get something out of visiting the art gallery as well.”