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

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

Toddler watering plants in an allotment garden using a gardening hose.

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

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