Workshops at Springbank Pavilion

We have partnered with local arts organisations Chilli Studios, Curious Arts and Gem Arts to host exciting art workshops in Springbank Pavilion, Leazes Park, on the doorstep of major hospital sites. We’d love you to come join us for the workshops, to spend time in nature and try making something creative together. 

You’ll be able to take advantage of free refreshments and meet others who are also trying something new, or if you prefer to make on your own, we can help facilitate this too. All materials for the workshops are provided and they’re all FREE to attend. You don’t need any experience at all, our partners and artists will be there to welcome you with a smile! 

Workshop Term Dates 

Wednesday 21 September 2022 until Friday 25 November 2022
Wednesday 1 February 2023 until Friday 30 March 2023
Please note workshops, will only take place during these term dates. 

Please note that while the Springbank Pavillion is not a clinical environment, we follow our cleaning procedures such as wiping all surfaces in between sessions, using an air purification system, and windows can be opened upon request.

Curious Arts hosts Creative & Curious

Wednesdays 14:00 -16:00 
Inspired by our natural surroundings, explore your creativity through weekly arts and crafts workshops guided by a local artist. Take a moment to be Curious, experience nature and express yourself through art.

Gem Arts hosts Cultural Threads 

Thursdays 11:00-13:00 (recommended age over 18s)
Creative workshops will explore themes of nature, space, community, and wellbeing, with a local visual artist and printmaker.

Chilli Arts Studios hosts Pottery in the Park

Fridays 14:00-16:00
This creative wellbeing beginners’ course will introduce you to pottery basics, and you will have a chance to hand-build pots or sculptures using clay.

October Half-Term: Beelines Activity 

Monday 24 October 11:00-13:00
Beelines North East will be running a fun, nature-filled education session for families. Come along and join us on an autumn discovery trail, followed by bulb-planting in the park. We will also be getting creative and making some wildlife artwork with our trail finds.

October Half-Term: Friends of Leazes Park hosts Meet The Trees

Tuesday 25 October 11:00-12:30
Trees have given us varied folklore down the centuries. People have used them for food, shelter, and many other uses. Why do we ‘knock on wood’ and condense information ‘in a nutshell’? Come for a stroll with Dawn from the Friends of Leazes Park, to identify and appreciate the beautiful trees and their wide-ranging histories.

About our workshop partners…

Find out more about the local cultural organisations in the workshop programme.