Saturday Art Classes for 10-15s

02 May 15, 06 Jun 15, 04 Jul 15

10.15am - 11.45am

An inclusive art class held on the first Saturday of every month for 10-15 year olds.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with professional art educators, working in a different medium or with a different technique each month. This group aims to be fully inclusive and anyone with additional needs is welcome.

Saturday 7 February: Etching Sketching!

Saturday 4 March: Fabulous Faces: Drawing Cartoons!

The classes are £4 per person. Places are limited to 15 places on a first come first served basis. Meet here at the Laing Art Gallery to take part and there is no need to book.

If you would like to have an informal conversation with the tutor before attending then please contact the Laing learning team on†

Click here for more details about the sessions.

Ran in partnership with Arts Connect.


The infamous bombing of Guernica took place on this day in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. This attack, carried out by allies of the Spanish nationalist government, inspired Picasso to create his famous works 'Guernica and 'Weeping Woman'. Read more about them here in Sarah's blog.

A Cry from the Heart - Picasso, Guernica, and British artists | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
In this masterpiece painting, style and subject are completely united, with the jagged fragmentation of the face, thick black lines and harsh colours expressing the woman's agonised grief. Weeping Woman is part of Picasso's emotional response to the bombing of civilians in the city of Guernica durin…

11:05am 26 Apr 2015

There's still time to book up for Simon Martin's talk today at 2pm. We're very excited to hear from the curator of the exhibition himself.

Saturday Talk with the Exhibition Curator, Simon Martin - Laing Art Gallery
In the 1930s artists working in every style - including the Bloomsbury Group, the Surrealists and even abstract artists - were inspired by the Spanish Civil War to create paintings, sculptures, posters, banners and even volunteer to fight. Curator of the exhibition Simon Martin, Artistic Director of…

10:00am 25 Apr 2015


Sing and Dance for King and Country - Rachael Hales (part of Decoded 1914 - 18)

Sing and Dance for King and Country is an audio-visual installation exploring the experiences of the people of Tyneside during the First World War, through the lens of local folk traditions and practices. Decoded 1914-18 was a two-week programme of audiovisual installations and events that explored the First World War and its effect on those living in Tyne & Wear.

War Workings / Sound Mirrors - Tim Shaw & John Bowers

Inspired by artefacts from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Tim Shaw and John Bowers created a sound installation on site at Discovery Museum in Newcastle over a two-day period. The duo invited the public to join them in making, listening and re-inventing technology from the First World War. Decoded 1914-18 was a two-week programme of audiovisual installations and events that explored the First World War and its effect on those living in Tyne & Wear.


An Unusual Addiction

27 Apr 2015

‘Betel nuts’¬†are¬†one of the most prevalent addictive habits worldwide, along with tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol. ‘Betel nut’ chewing…