We run a range of workshops throughout the year - when these become available they will be listed below.
Drop-in Gallery Workshop, 12-3pm, free admission.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this workshop has been postponed until October
Focusing on nature, kids aged 7+ years and all visitors to our gallery are invited to join exhibiting artist, Anushiya Sundaralingam, in creating a ‘tree of life’ in our gallery space to be part of her exhibition.
Looking at different types of trees and leaves, you will make a mixed media tree for our gallery space together, and experimenting with colour, texture and shape, decorate the tree with your own beautiful and unique colourful leaves.
This is an informal gallery workshop, open to everyone of all abilities.
Saturday 29 June, 10am-4pm, Cost £30
Due to circumstances beyond our control this workshop has been postponed until Ocober
Learn about printmaking in two informal printmaking classes with exhibiting artist Anushiya Sundaralingam.
Dry point printmaking is one of the most direct of the intaglio printing techniques. Lines (images) are scratched directly into a plastic with a sharp tool, ink is applied and then print is taken. You can bring your drawings and images to the class to explore and experiment ideas to create a number of images. This is suitable for absolute beginners.
Saturday 6 July, 10am-4pm, Cost £30
Due to circumstances beyond our control this workshop has been postponed until October
Learn about printmaking in two informal printmaking classes with exhibiting artist Anushiya Sundaralingam. Monotype printing is known as the most painterly method of printing techniques. This workshop will allows you to experiment with different texture materials such as leaves, grass, flowers, threads, lace etc. You will also have an opportunity to cut stencils which will allow you to work with different layers colours to create unique print. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners.
DJ-ing and Beat making workshop with Bounce Culture.
Thursday 8 August
10:30am - 2pm session 1pm - 2:30pm session 2
Join Bounce Culture to learn how to mix, scratch and make your own beats. The workshops are taught in small groups with everyone getting a chance to try both DJ-ing and beat making. The instructors will lead you through a range of techniques to help you make amazing beats and learn essential DJ skills.
Suitable for ages 13 - 17/places are very limited for each workshop so book in advance.
Family Circus Skills with In Your Space Circus Company
Saturday 10 August 11:30am –1pm
Cost: £5 each or family ticket of four £18
Join professional circus company In Your Space for a fun family circus workshop! There is something for everyone with a Circus Skills workshop. Whether you want to try your hand at uni-cycling, learn to juggle three balls, hone your hula-hooping skills or stretch your legs on the stilts we can teach you how to get started! It’s a great activity for all ages and a lovely way for parents to learn and play alongside their children.
Suitable for ages 5+/places are limited so book in advance.
Monday 12 August, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Following his successful inaugural exhibition of Chinese watercolour paintings last year, artist Rong-Gin Yin is exhibiting his new collection in four museums across Northern Ireland in 2019. To coincide with his exhibition, there will be workshops where you will learn from observing his demonstrations in traditional and contemporary styles. You will enjoy producing your own Chinese paintings in ink and Chinese water-colours. All materials are provided.
Family Puppet – making workshop with Banyan Theatre
Saturday 17 August 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Cost: £3 (Places are limited to 15 max – please book in advance)
Have fun creating your very own Rod Puppet to take home. Professional tuition to make your funky puppet, all materials provided just bring your imagination. Suitable for ages 5yrs+. Children must be accompanied by one adult.
Pre-Screening Lego Animation Workshop
Friday 23 August
Cost: £8, 10am -12 noon 7-9 year olds, 12.30pm -2.30pm 10-14 year olds
Join us before The Lego Movie and make your own Lego film! These mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy are a great introduction for children to the colourful world of Lego animation. The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session. Places are limited so please book in advance.
Family Dance Picnic with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
Saturday 24 August 12noon– 2pm
Dance Picnic is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in dance and movement sessions together! No-one is too young or too old. This event is a chance to participate in some dancing and movement games within an open space where people can join in when they wish. You can come alone or bring a friend or family member - everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic basket full of treats and a blanket for the picnic after the workshop in Drumceatt Square.
Suitable for all ages/places are limited so book in advance. Should weather be prohibitive the picnic will take place indoors.