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October Half Term: Family Drawing Workshops

27th October 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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 her studio in 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

When Kate is not doodling*, writing and drawing, she workw 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…


Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


27th October 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom