Get Crafty

Every Thursday in the School Holidays

Get crafty


Thursday 30 May

Thursday 25 July

Thursday 1 August

Thursday 8 August

Thursday 15 August

Thursday 22 August

Thursday 29 August

Visitor information


10am-2pm (drop in) 


£3 per child


No booking required, just drop in.


Every Thursday during the school holidays join us at the Shipley Art gallery for a fun filled drop-in craft day. Get inspired by our exhibitions and come and create with us.

30 May: Let's go Fly a Kite

Create a patchwork kite to tie in with Elmer Family Day at Gateshead Library and watch it soar. 

25 July: Cardboard construction

Design and make giant cardboard structure. We'll provide the materials - you provide the imagination.

1 August: Creative Clay

Create, experiment and play with clay.

8 August: Textiles: Sew Beautiful

Bring a bear and dress your mini-me!

15 August: Glass: Northern Lights

Decorate a jar using collaged paper to create a beautiful lantern. Glass jars will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

29 August: Origami

A paper extravaganza making animals, bunting, garlands and spiral spinners that will sway in the summer breeze!

Parent review:

⭐️ "I often take my children to the craft events here during the school holidays. Excellent value for money. Lovely helpful staff who are genuinely interested in what the children are making and offer words of encouragement. I love the fact that children are encouraged to use the gallery and use it for fun activities so they don't think it's boring! My children ask every holiday if we can go to the gallery. Hope we can continue to visit for years to come!"⭐️