Martians Blast Off! // Half-term art workshops for families

23, 24, & 25 October // 10-12pm & 1-3pm each day // Dilston Gallery // Free, drop-in

These fun workshops led by Fay Nicolson will blow your socks off. Make surreal landscapes and alien characters using collage, drawing 3D techniques and your own bodies! All in response to our Plastique Fantastique exhibition at Dilston Gallery. The morning sessions (10am-12pm)

Digital Drawing // Seniors Art School

16 & 17 October // 11am-3pm each day // Free, booking essential

In response to our Plastique Fantastique exhibition, artist Flora Duley leads a two-day workshop creating contemporary technologies and ways of communicating that include memes (images that are copied and spread rapidly by Internet users), gifs (animated images) and zines. You will develop

Stir to Fully Incorporate // Free Workshop

A free oral history workshop led by artist Holly Graham, exploring local food-manufacturing heritage, and its impact further-afield. With a focus on favoured sweet treats, this three-hour session will include recipe-recording, story-telling, and a visit to Peek Freans Museum, which houses a

Harvest Celebration & Gardening Session

Join us for our last gardening session of the season as we put the garden to bed for the winter. We will make fresh pesto from the basil collected in the garden and prepare the beds for the colder weather. There will

The Big Draw’s Drawing Space Disco!

The Drawing Disco is back! This time be inspired by planet Mars and our Plastique Fantastique exhibition, get musical and draw alien creatures and landscapes in response to different tunes and disco lights. This year’s The Big Draw Festival’s theme is Creativity

Family Drop-in Gardening Sessions

Our popular gardening sessions for families with pre-schoolers are back after a hiatus for August. Artist Gardener William Evans assisted by Alice Hattrick will lead weekly sessions in our beautiful garden, growing together. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some

dogs heads collage Alexa Lowe

As Happy as a Dog with Two Tails // Summer Workshops for Families

Enjoy a series of free drop-in art workshops at Dilston Gallery during the summer holidays, with a different artist each week and activities tailored to specific age groups. Take part in an animal cabaret, make doggy dog collages, pose with dog toys/props

Dog Show Brian Catling

Free Dogs Trust Workshops for Families

Join Dogs Trust Education Officer, Kelly Craig, and become dog owners of the future! In this fun workshop, programmed at the tail end of the Dog Show, you will learn how to be safe around dogs and become a responsible dog owner. Enjoy some dog-themed creative activities and take away some useful and

Shepherd Manyika image

Free Summer Film School for Young People // Another Place (Space is the Place)

Want to learn how to make a short film? Are you 13-19 yrs?  Learn how to use video, shoot your surroundings, and create a collage of events that interest you. Sign up to these free filmmaking workshops this summer with artist Shepherd Manyika.

Animating Animals // Seniors Art School

For this Seniors Art School at Dilston Gallery, in response to our Dog Show, artist Flora Duley invited participants to make beautiful silhouette animations in the style of pioneering film director Lotte Reiniger. Playing with different ideas of animation and image-making, you

Bermondsey Carnival 2019 hat making

Hats Off! Victorian Hat Making Workshop for Families

This year Southwark Park celebrates its 150-year anniversary, and as a nod to the fashion trends of the time, we will make our own Victorian hats using feathers, ribbons and paper birds to adorn them. Come and get crafty and add another

From the Kitchen Table

Staging Sculptures // Seniors Art School

Exploring ideas of archives, collections and museums, taking the current exhibition as a point of departure, Abigail Hunt will work with you to find, make and curate a selection of interesting and inspiring objects, thinking about the relationships and stories behind objects and the way they

Lift, Pause, Thud. Easter Holidays Family Clay Workshops

Get hands-on with dry clay over the Easter holidays with artist Lucy Joyce. Coinciding with Beth Collar’s new terracotta sculptures for Dilston Grove, you will learn different clay processes and create tangible artworks to take home. Please come in old clothes as this workshop

Flora Duley // Sculpture in the Park

Sculpture in the Park // May Half-term Family Workshops

Come and get arty! Inspired by sculptures in our current gallery exhibition, you will make different sculptures using mixed media and biodegradable materials with artist Flora Duley. You’ll also make a trail map of the sculptures and photograph or draw your work. The