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Recycled Creature Workshop

Meet + Make with Michelle Reader
3 April 2024

Join us for a creative workshop specifically for small hands. Craft your own creature with sculptor Michelle Reader in this children’s workshop.

Michelle will encourage children to think creatively about the creatures who share their homes and gardens. From pets to pests, beetles to butterflies, children will work with Michelle to share stories of their animal encounters and to recreate them using recycled materials.

All materials and equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring along any interesting or colourful materials from your collection to add to your sculpture.

Please note, each ticket is for one child and an accompanying adult.

This workshop is part of Meet + Make, a series of public engagement events running alongside our contemporary exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work.

Meet the Tutor

Michelle Reader

Michelle Reader has been working with recycled materials since 1997, creating unique figurative sculptures from household waste and found objects. She often works with schools, community groups, galleries and museums, helping people of all ages to transform found materials into three-dimensional artworks.

The Harley Art Trail features two commissioned horse sculptures by Michelle Reader, which you can find in the Courtyard. Michelle works from her Harley Foundation Studio on the Welbeck Estate.


Booking Information

Wednesday 3 April

10.30am – 12.30pm

Tickets for this workshop are Pay What You Think: choose from £3, £5, and £10 tickets.


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

We require all participants to complete a short registration form on booking.

Meet for this workshop in the Harley Gallery.