Our free Saturday art workshops for families this month take place on the 11th and 18th of September! As always it’s free to take part, and we’ll supply all the art materials and light refreshments! We have our new Covid-19 safety measures in place too.

For safety reasons, we have to ask people to book their place in advance by emailing us on [email protected] or calling us on 02890 330920. Please note, places are limited. Full details of our safety measures are below.

Our first workshop will be on Saturday 11th September from 12pm to 1pm, inspired by our epic Lennon exhibition Seen as it’s made = Made as it’s seen. We’ll be exploring some very different drawing techniques using pencil – it might seem humble, but it’s many artists greatest tool!

Our next workshop on Saturday 18th September from 12pm to 1pm will be all about colour – we’ll be going big and bold! This is a perfect activity for artists of all ages and abilities.

Booking and COVID safety

Please book your place on workshops in advance by emailing us on [email protected] or calling us on 02890 330920 with the names and ages of everyone in your group who will attend. Please note, places are limited.

Each group must have at least one adult for every two children under 7 years of age.

On arrival in the gallery, please check in at Reception. Our FOH team will briefly outline our safety measures, and confirm your contact details for track and trace.

We’ll be operating in ‘bubbles’, where each family or group who book in will have their own art station, with all materials and equipment, including antiseptic wipes and hand sanitiser. We ask adults to keep their group together at their own station.

All workshop surfaces and materials will be wiped down with disinfectant before and after the workshop. Door handles, tables, the Junior Gallery area including the sofa, and counter surfaces in the gallery are also disinfected regularly throughout the day. The gallery is deep-cleaned weekly.

Our staff will wear masks, and we’ll ask all adults to do the same when they are moving around the gallery. Masks don’t need to be worn when seated at art stations.

Hand sanitiser is also available in multiple locations in the gallery. We also have disposable masks available from reception, for a suggested £1 donation.

Refreshments will be in individually wrapped packets and containers.

We have one bathroom available to visitors at present – it is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has baby-changing facilities.

If you or any member of your party have been feeling unwell, or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the gallery.

Thank you!