While we remain unable to host our art workshops on site, we brought the activities to you at home. Our series of family activity packs, designed by our wonderful Artist Associates, are for families to make art together. The tasks in these packs are suitable for a wide range of ages and can work particularly well with mixed ages from 5 years+, but can also be simplified for younger children too. All activities have been designed to be carried out together as a family and some adult supervision is essential.
Show us what you have created! Tag us in your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #SPGsummerfamilyart or you can email photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Me a Postcard is the first of the series. Create three handsome postcard designs using different techniques, to send to friends and loved ones. During lockdown, artist Lucy Joyce made postcards to send to people at a time when meeting up was impossible. Do the same and send your loved ones a pretty postcard!
Birds, Nests & Feeders is 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 the park and try to spot some of these bird species in real life. You can also visit the RSPB website to discover their birdsongs.
In Boats, Crowns & Creatures, 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 you can find in the park or your garden.
Sculptures & Nature Colours is the fourth and final pack in our series. In this pack, Abigail Hunt shows you how to build and photograph sculptures using everyday objects, create shadow sculptures and beautiful nature prints. Each activity has Learning Extras that build on the tasks for further learning.
Our summer family activity packs are made possible thanks to the generous support of RIVA, Arts Council England and Southwark Council.