Get arty at home with activities from top artists

Our FREE activity packs are a great way to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – with no specialist materials required.

Each pack features activities from a diverse collection of brilliant artists, including Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Vanley Burke, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, Gee Vaucher, Hetain Patel, Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner, Gillian Wearing and more.

Our latest ‘Feel Good’ activity pack includes fun things to do from Essex and Suffolk based communities, organisations, artists and groups, such as our Young Art Kommunity and the Dacon Trust’s Level Best Café.

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Inside the homes of Britain’s Caribbean communities

In our latest film as part of the Super Black: Online Festival, Photographer Vanley Burke discusses objects from his vast archive that featured in our 2019 exhibitions ‘Elsa James: Black Girl Essex’ and ‘Super Black’.

Watch and discover the history and significance of objects found in the homes of Britain’s Caribbean communities.


Be inspired by the view from your window

A recording of our Online Workshop: Painting with Simon Carter is now available to purchase!

Draw and paint along with the artist as he demonstrates his own methods of working, using the view from your window as inspiration.

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Sponge Printmaking

Use found objects from around the home to make a colourful print, with artist Amanda Blair. Follow along with the instructional video.


Nature Collage

Visit the local park or take a walk around your garden. What do you see? Find out how to make a nature inspired collage with old magazines and newspapers found around the home.

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Explore the artwork of Hong Kong based artists from your home 

We are delighted to announce that Firstsite is a partner of the #PeertoPeerUKHK programme, an inspiring arts exchange between UK and Hong Kong.

The programme launches this month with an online festival featuring digital artworks from UK and Hong Kong based artists. Registration is open now.

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Can you help us do more?

Art and creativity are vital as we navigate our way through this pandemic.

Please, if you can, support us with a donation to help us continue to deliver creativity throughout this new lockdown and help us to open again with new exhibitions and events to uplift us all.

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