ImagiNation workshops to be help at Bedford Borough libraries. They are a chance for children to create art inspired by the books they’ve read. Image:Bedford Borough Council

Digital Arts Workshops to help readers bring their ideas to life

‘ImagiNation’ is a reading and digital arts challenge. Young people are being asked to read two library books and then create art inspired by the books they’ve read.

This artwork could be a drawing, a poem, a collage, or anything else that springs to mind!

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said:

“These Digital Art Workshops will be a great opportunity for local kids to try something new, to find out more or sign-up just visit the Library and talk to a member of staff.”

Artist Sophie Gresswell will be hosting the interactive workshops, combining literature, art and technology. Participants can create their own book character and use digital technology to complete the circuit and bring the character to life.

The workshops for young people aged 10-14, start at 9.30am, 11.15am and 1.00pm. Each one will last approximately 90 minutes.

The workshops will be at Kempston Library on Wednesday 8th August and Putnoe Library on Friday 10th August.

If any participants with their own tablets will be able to take their digital creation away with them. Those without a tablet will be able to borrow one for the session.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland said:

“There is still plenty of time to get involved in the ImagiNation programme this summer, get reading and then get creative.”