Two people watch as the workshop artist explains a sculptural process.

Sculptural Monuments // Seniors Art School

11 & 12 May 2022 // 11 am – 3 pm each day // Free, In person // Flora Duley

Seniors Art School presents… Exploring themes around Southwark Park, myths and metaphors, and taking Candida Powell-Williams current exhibition as a point of investigation, Artist Associate Flora Duley will take you on a playful journey of sculptural activities over the course of two-days. You

A person stands watching a set of three projected screens, in a darkened gallery space. There is a slight green light on the concrete walls.

SOUND AND VOICING // Seniors Art School

25 & 26 February 2022 // 11 am – 2 pm each day. Online, on Zoom // Rebecca Lennon

Seniors Art School is back! Take part in two-day writing and voicing workshop with artist Rebecca Lennon. You will do short-form creative writing and collaborate on a vocal composition, creating an original sound piece. Open to all with inquisitive and open minds

A computer animated black boy in a green spacesuit holding a shell up to their ear

The Diamond Dogs Educational Unit

Saturdays 25 Sept, 2, 9 & 23 Oct // 1-4pm each day // Dilston Gallery // Free Writing, Anime and Sound workshops for Young People

Ever been moved by a video game? Interested in game design and writing? Do you love cartoons? Are you 13-19 years old? To coincide with the exhibition ‘Trouble In Outer Heaven: Portable Ops Plus’, this series of workshops draws upon the influence

Pre-schooler gardening with his mum in Southwark Park Galleries' Gallery Garden

Family Allotment Club

Every Friday until 29 October 2021 // Two slots 10-10.45am and 11-11.45am

Join us every between 10am and 12pm in our beautiful garden, to grow together. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some planting, take care of seedlings that you can also grow at home, have fun exploring bugs and get

Ecology Kids! // Summer Family Workshops

10am-12pm under fives & 1-3pm 6-11yrs // 28 July, 4 August, 11 August, 25 August, 1 September 2021

Book your sessions now Enjoy a series of free art workshops at Dilston Gallery during the summer holidays, with different activities each week and tailored to specific age groups. Explore nature in Southwark Park and make beautiful artwork. You will look at

Five paintbrushes laid out one above the other made out of natural materials such as twigs and leaves on a white table. Left of the paintbrushes is a gestural painting in black using the paintbrushes on white paper.

Spring has Sprung

Family Activities Pack to do at Home over the Easter Holidays // Abigail Hunt

Take time to observe micro details of nature and learn how to make colourful paintbrushes from natural materials from your garden or local green space. In this activity pack, artist Abigail Hunt shows you how to create easy viewfinders to observe micro

Virtual Atmospheres // Seniors Art School

Online Zoom Sessions // Starting 16 April 2021, bi-monthly until September // 11am-1pm each session // Flora Duley

Go on a virtual adventure and create together our own atmospheres, distilling everyday happenings and moments into universal, global happenings. All from the comfort of your own home. Join artist Flora Duley in bi-monthly workshops over Zoom. In these sessions, we will

Home Interventions // Seniors Art School

Online Zoom Sessions // 16 & 23 October 2020 // 11am - 1pm each day // Flora Duley

Join artist Flora Duley in a two-part workshop over Zoom, from the comfort of your own home. Using domestic spaces as a point of departure for story-telling, you will discuss the art term ‘art interventions’ and look at developing new ideas and

Rows of small black plant pots viewed from above filled with soil and sprouting plants from seed.

Let’s Grow at Home!

Downloadable Family Activity Pack

For the last ten years, Southwark Park Galleries has run a popular gardening project for pre-schoolers and their families. With these sessions ground to a halt, we have put together fun and engaging ideas to grow at home and to create some

COLOUR LAB: A Risograph Print Station // Half-term art workshops for families

19, 20, & 21 February // 10-12pm & 1-3pm each day // Dilston Gallery // Free, donations welcome

Come and explore Risograph printing (a colourful photocopy process that is similar to screen printing) and add to a collective publication, which will be printed at the end of the workshops. These playful sessions (running 19, 20 & 21 February), and programmed

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

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

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

Various children's drawings on paper completely covering the floor for Drawing Disco at Southwark Park Galleries. Two children surrounded by pens are drawing with Alexa Lowe crouched next to them and one child standing.

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