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.
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.
27 December & 3 January - Butterfly Effect
Come along to see the showcase exhibition titled Butterfly Effect and have a go at creating your own plastercine artwork inspired by the materials, colours and shapes you see in the artwork at firstsite.
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.