THE first in a series of Design Days for young aspiring artists will be hosted in Mossley Mill this Saturday, September 1.
The series of creative workshops are open to any 12 to 15 year old who is considering a career in art and design.
The workshops, organised by Community Facility and Newtownabbey Borough Council are led by practicing designers David Hood and Seainin Passi.
The Design Days will give young creatives the chance to design, explore and create using the beautiful surroundings of Mossley Mill for inspiration.
The three workshops will give aspiring artists the chance to experiment, learn new skills and meet new people, as well as provide the opportunity to work with designers and gain a better understanding of career opportunities.
David Hood, Graduate of the Royal College of Art said: “Design Days offers three fun themed workshops which are guaranteed to give a lesson in art and design as well as being lots of fun for all involved.
“It’s important for those looking for a career in art and design to gain an understanding of the design process used by creative designers and these workshops are guaranteed to give the young students a real understanding of the field.
“From building a forest playground using natural materials from the surroundings of Mossley Mill to bridging the gap to cross the forest river, it’s sure to be an exciting way to learn new skills.”
Design Days will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday September 1, 15 and 22 at the Museum at The Mill.
Places are limited for each workshop which costs £10.
For more information and to download an application go to www.newtownabbey.gov.uk or contact the museum on 9034 0129.