CrEATe 2020

 

Six amazing creative artists are bringing their talents to families who live in Gateshead this summer. They have designed fabulous activities that keep a safe distance and are outdoors as much as possible. These sessions will happen whatever the weather, so please wear the right clothes for the day. Each session will be a workshop with a walk and a picnic. The walk and the picnic are outdoor activities, only the workshop will happen indoors.

Your family or bubble group of up to 4 children and 2 adults can take part and you’ll receive a free packed lunch for every member of your group – plus an extra special take away arts pack to try out even more creative ideas at home.

You can book more than one activity day, but please be aware that places will be given on a first come first served basis.

 

How to book

  • choose the place, day and time you would like, then email valerieender@gateshead.gov.uk
  • tell us the names of everyone in your group and the ages of the children
  • tell us about anyone with a specific diet or allergies and who they are
  • tell us how to contact you to confirm the booking – text, email, or postal address

The workshops will go ahead whatever the weather, but in case there are any changes or we have to cancel, we will need a phone number to contact you as quickly as possible.

To keep everyone safe

  • please don’t attend if anyone in your group is unwell, has a temperature or a dry persistent cough
  • stay 2 metres away from anyone not in your bubble
  • it is advisable to wear a mask while indoors at the workshop
  • wash your hands regularly
  • use of toilets will only be made available in an emergency and you will have to ask for a key

Week one: Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 July – Chopwell / Highfield

Print making in the forest with professional print maker, Ali Wilkes 
Location: Chopwell Forest Classroom (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
The clothes we wear and all around our homes are examples of design and inspired print. In this workshop you can learn some skills for fabric printing. You will create your own printed fabric pieces using pre-cut lino stamps to embellish in your own time with your take home pack.  The take home pack will include an interesting number of ideas to make further patterns and some of the tools needed to do them. The walk in the woods will help you to explore patterns and natural forms inspired by the trees and plants around and create an original art work to treasure. 

Week two: Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July – Dunston / Teams

Play Ukulele, a few chords to get you started with professional musician and tutor, Stuart Angus
Location: Dunston Community Centre (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
Making music and playing along to some well known songs, is a life skill. It helps you to laugh and learn together. Have a happy hour learning to tune your Ukulele and the basic chords for some much loved songs. We have a Ukulele for everyone to have a go (they will be cleaned after every use). At the end of the session your family will be allowed to take one Ukulele home and some more tunes to build your own family tune book. The walk will be a treasure hunt along the Riverside to find the chords for a tune. Find all the chords and put them in the right order and you will have a special tune to practice on your own when you get home.

 

Week three: Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 August – Birtley / Barley Mow

ARTiculate, create art inspired by living in Barley Mow with professional artist, Paul Merrick
Location: Barley Mow Community Centre (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
Navigating your way through the surrounding landscape, a walk will be your inspiration. By looking, listening, mapping, marking, collecting, scribbling and documenting a walk you will collect ideas and images to contribute to the making of your artwork.
To create images of your own inspired by the impressive influence of the surrounding environment, Paul will show you how to use mixed media and natural tools to make pictures.

Week four: Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 August – Felling / Carr Hill

Play Ukulele, a few chords to get you started with professional musician and tutor, Lloyd Wright
Location: Felling Children’s Centre (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
Making music and playing along to some well known songs, is a life skill. It helps you to laugh and learn together. Have a happy hour learning to tune your Ukulele and the basic chords for some much loved songs. We have a Ukulele for everyone to have a go (they will be cleaned after every use). At the end of the session your family will be allowed to take one Ukulele home and some more tunes to build your own family tune book. The walk will be a treasure hunt along the Riverside to find the chords for a tune. Find all the chords and put them in the right order and you will have a special tune to practice on your own when you get home.

Week five: Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 August  – Blaydon / Winlaton

Phoenix Flights, a paper folding workshop with professional artist, Bruce Tuckey
Location: Blaydon Community and Youth Centre (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
In ancient folklore, the Phoenix is a powerful symbol of rebirth and renewal, rising from the ashes of its predecessor – it may be just what we need right now. In this session we will look at basic paper-folding techniques for making flying planes and families can create their own phoenix. There will be a walk around Shibdon Pond to look at the birds and other wildlife too.
Participants will also get a kit to take home for building and decorating an origami bird mobile.

 

Week Six: Tuesday 23 to Friday 28 August –  Central / Riverside

Photomontage workshop with professional artist and graphic designer, Tommy Anderson
Location: St Mary’s Heritage Centre (map)
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm
Using a selection of photographs from around Gateshead, you will be shown how to create your own unique cityscape photomontage. All materials and equipment will be provided, and you’ll also receive a creative pack to take home and make more stunning artwork in your own time.
The walk down to the Riverside will inspire you with the design and architecture that is all around us. Tommy Anderson’s inspiring designs show how we can see the places we live and explore in new ways. This workshop will show you how to layer images and create your own piece of fabulous graphic design.