For children and families
Free Family Saturday
Every Saturday 11am – 1pm and 2 - 4pm, Learning Studios
An intriguing family activity with a firstsite artist and a different theme each week all based on the firstsite exhibition. It's entirely free and you can stay for as little or as long as you like.
1 November - Masses of Pumpkins
Drop in to 'Masses of Pumpkins' week and join in with our Big Draw celebration. Sow some seeds and see what drawings sprout and discover what would happen if pumpkins grew on paper trees...
8 November - New World Cities
Explore the world's best ideas for city living and create your own model town in this special World Urbanism Day event. If you could re-imagine your town what would it look like? Use giant wooden Mecanno, cardboard and your imagination; what will you create?
15 November - Build an Organ
To connect with The Moot Hall Organ Project firstsite invite you to join extraordinary maker, musician and artist Duncan Chapman to create your own giant art alternative version of a working organ.
22 November - The Colour of Sound
The Moot Hall Organ Project comes to firstsite to investigate the colour of sound using organs as inspiration, with artist Duncan Chapman.
29 November - Amazing Animation
See the special screening of Toy Story on 22 November to mark the 10-year anniversary of its release, then bring your favourite toys to this animation workshop to learn how to bring them to life in lots of different ways.
6 December - Minecraft: Christmas Printing Party
Join us for a day of Minecraft inspired art. Create Christmas cards, wrapping paper or your own pixilated artwork as a present or just to keep.
13 December - Frozen: Christmas Decorations
Make beautiful frozen-inspired snowflakes and icicle-shaped clay decorations to adorn your Christmas tree and home.
20 December - Christmas Recycled Wreaths
Be inspired by the rich history of wreaths, from Roman emperors to Greek olympians, harvest celebrations and, of course, Christmas - make a stunning decoration for your front door entirely from stuff which can be recycled.
10 January - Sensory Exploration
To link with the interactive exhibition in the University Space, come along and try your hand at sculpting in clay.
17 January - Associate Artists
Join some of the artists working with firstsite to see what they have been up to in their previous week’s residency. Try out some of their techniques and create your own artwork.
24 January - Comical Comics
It's Global Belly Laugh Day so hold on to your sides and create a colourful comic about you, your family and your friends.
31 January - Carnival!
It’s Carnival festival season in Europe so join in with our mini carnival. Including mask-making, face painting, float creation and a bit of carnival dance.