Space to Create! Summer programme

Join us every Saturday for sessions to draw, make and build together. Activities are inspired by our current exhibitions.

FREE. Suitable for all aged 4 and over. Under 16’s must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

Drop-in times: 11am to 1pm

Saturday 22 June

Potato stamping! Have you ever made prints using potatoes? Well, now you can have a go! Design a simple shape stamp and get creative!

Saturday 29 June

Food can be yummy, but sometimes it can be horrid! Make a recipe with your least favourite food, then draw or collage what it would look like onto paper plates!

Saturday 6 July

Create a paper plate vegetable garden! Inspired by our food-themed Community Takeover, create a vegetable garden using paper plates and string! Add what vegetables you like, while learning about where different food comes from and how they’re good for you from our handy info sheets.

Saturday 13 July

Make your own Mela inspired flag at John Hansard Gallery before joining us at Hoglands Park to see our Mela Sculpture Park and join in with more activities!

Saturday 20 July

Join creative writer and sound artist Antosh Wojcik for a workshop themed around food! Explore our Community Takeover in new ways and get creative!

Saturday 27 July

Design your own food packaging! Pick your favourite food and design how it would look in the shops. How would you like to see your favourite food displayed?

Saturday 3 August

Southampton Clothes Swap is back at JHG! Explore themes of food and nutrition through information gathering and creative activities!

Saturday 10 August

Stencil and print with local artist Vanessa Rolf! Vanessa will be exploring the traditional folk tale Stone Soup to create a giant printed soup bowl with all of your favourite foods!

Saturday 17 August

Get constructing with Emma Moxey! Join Emma to create tableware out of recycled cardboard. Explore how to create art from recycled materials!


For more information, or any accessibility questions, please contact [email protected].


Supported by New Place Hotel and Persimmon Homes South Coast

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