Youngsters craft ‘animals as aliens’ masks for Ipswich family art day

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art at Ipswich Art School 7 yr old Madison Sparrow is pictured here with the mask she made during the workshop Picture by Ashley Pickering - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Youngsters at Ipswich Art School Gallery put their creative skills to good use on Saturday as they crafted their own masks on the theme of ‘animals as aliens’.

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art at Ipswich Art School Artist Jacky Oliver, who ran the workshop, is pictured here with 10 yr old Paige Dedman with the mask she made during the workshop Picture by Ashley Pickering - Credit: Ashley Pickering

The family fun day featured the children working on their own designs with the help of artists who helped with tricks, tips and techniques for the groups to craft a personalised animal as alien mask.

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art at Ipswich Art School Artist Jacky Oliver, who ran the workshop, is pictured here with 10 yr old Paige Dedman trying on the mask she made during the workshop Picture by Ashley Pickering - Credit: Ashley Pickering

James Steward, Ipswich Museums manager, said: “This was a hands-on event combining learning and fun and gave families and young people an opportunity to create some magical masks to wear or keep at home as a memento of their day.

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art

'Animals and Aliens' mask making workshop inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.UN pop art at Ipswich Art School 7 yr old Madison Sparrow (L) and 10 yr old Paige Dedman are pictured here with the masks they made during the workshop Picture by Ashley Pickering - Credit: Ashley Pickering

“The Museum and Art Gallery is engaging with more and more families at a range of events throughout the year and the smiles say it all.”

For information on upcoming family art days, visit the Ipswich Borough Council events page here or for events at the museum and art gallery visit here.