Artistic fun for families

Artistic fun at Keel Row Shopping Centre. Picture by Halo Photography Ltd.
Artistic fun at Keel Row Shopping Centre. Picture by Halo Photography Ltd.

Children channelled their artist talents at a crafty workshop.

Keel Row Shopping Centre, in Blyth, played host to the creative event organised by Dot to Dot Active Arts.

More than 45 young artists were welcomed to the workshop, taking part in an array of activities, including creating collage photo montages and making their own stories using recycled newspapers, magazines and books.

Dot to Dot Active Arts director, Stephen Pritchard, said: “It was a great chance for kids to enjoy some constructive fun and test their story telling ability by producing unique pieces of art from recycled materials”

The workshop was one of five being held at the centre over the summer holidays.

Keel Row Shopping Centre manager, Callum Reid, said: “We’re always looking at ways to link up with local organisations and Dot to Dot works with the community to create fantastic socially engaged art, which proved to be very popular with our shoppers.

“It was fantastic to see so many children get involved and there were some wonderful pieces of art taken home at the end of a very successful day.”