Saturday Art Classes for over 8s

10.30am - 12pm.

On the first Saturday of each month, come and join us in some Saturday art fun for the over 8s!  Work with an artist to develop different art techniques, using the Laing's exhibitions as inspiration.

Saturday 2 November- Over 8s' Art Class are invited to join in with a free illustration workshop led by professional illustrators Helen Ward and Niroot Puttapipat, from Pictura colouring books and join in and help to create a giant art wall with artist Simon Terry. 

Saturday 7 December - no class. Join in with our Big Reindeer Saturday instead! 

The classes are £4 and if you bring a sibling it is £2. Places are limited to 25 places on a first come first served basis. Meet in the All About Art room to take part and there is and there is no need to book. For more details contact the learning team on (0191) 211 2102 or email



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