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.

Green shoots! Free Creative Summer Family Workshops

27 July - 31 August 2022 // Joanna Goldsmid, Abigail Hunt & Anne Ogazi

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 our local flora and

Seniors Arts School with Habib Hajallie

Thursday 1 & Friday 2 September 2022, 11 am - 3 pm each day

Seniors Art School presents… Take part in a two-day drawing workshop with artist Habib Hajallie. Open to all with inquisitive and open minds over the age of fifty-five. Thursday 1 & Friday 2 September 2022 11 am – 3 pm each day

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

FAMILY ALLOTMENT CLUB

20 May - October 2022 // Please note the sessions will not run on Friday 8, 15 July & Fridays 2, 9 September

Get your hands in the soil every Friday morning! Until October 2022 Join us every Friday in our beautiful garden. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some planting, take care of seedlings that you can also grow at home,

HOW TO MAKE INKS FROM PLANTS

Family Activities Pack to do at Home // Caroline Wendling

Learn how to make beautiful inks from flowers, weeds and other plants foraged from your garden or local park. In this activity pack, artist Caroline Wendling takes you step-by-step on how to identify, gather and make inks. Download ‘How to Make Inks

A black silhouette of a tree on a green background.

A Southwark Park Adventure

Family Activity Pack to do at home // Alexa Lowe

Walk among the beautiful trees in your local green space and draw your favourite ones. In this free downloadable activity pack, artist Alexa Lowe takes you on a tree adventure in Southwark Park. The activity pack is brimming full of creative ideas,

Ecology Family Activity Pack

Family Activity Pack on the environment to do at home

This year The Big Draw Festival theme is Climate of Change. Southwark Park Galleries’ location in Southwark Park means we are connected to the local flora and fauna that exists here, some of which is endangered, and pushes us to develop creative

A selection of different colour flowers and leaves laid out on a white cotton napkin.

Sculptures & Nature Colours

Family Activities Pack to do at Home

In this pack artist, Abigail Hunt invites you to build and photograph sculptures using everyday objects, create shadow sculptures and beautiful nature prints. Sculptures & Nature Colours is the fourth and final pack in our series, designed by our wonderful Artist Associates,

A two-dimensional Adobe Illustrator graphic of seven imagined green creatures under the sea

Boats, Crowns & Creatures

Family Activities Pack to do at Home

In this pack artist, Alexa Lowe invites you to make boats using objects you have at home, funky fashion with discarded clothes and crazy creatures working with recycled materials. Each activity has an Outdoor Play suggestion for the same task using items

Silhouettes of birds flying in white on a dark blue background.

Birds, Nests & Feeders

Family Activity Pack to do at home

In this pack developed by artist Lily Hawkes, you will discover and make artworks inspired by some of the beautiful bird species that live in Southwark Park and celebrate our amazing natural world. You may like to go on a walk in

A blue background with an Illustrator graphic of the back of a postcard in the left hand corner surrounded by closed envelopes in black. Send Me a Postcard // Activity Pack is written above the postcard in a black wavy font.

Send Me a Postcard

Family Activities Pack to do at Home

Create three handsome postcard designs using different techniques, to send to friends and loved ones. During lockdown, artist Lucy Joyce has been making postcards to send to people at a time when it has been impossible to meet up. Do the same and

A watercolour painting by a child of a bird of prey flying over trees and a bat flying out of a cave in the right corner. One of the outcomes from the Family Activity pack 'And Then the Wildlife Came Back'

And Then the Wildlife Came Back

Family Activities Pack to do at Home

Create an artwork inspired by the view from your window at home and imagine what it would look like as the wildlife returns to your street. This pack is full of ideas on how to draw or paint your window view, examples of