Creative activities at home
Get creative - even when you can't visit us!
Art shouldn't be confined to the gallery.
Whether you’re looking for craft activities to do as a family, or want to explore art in a different way, we’ve got resources to help.
Take your pen for walk on the page
Make a Pop art inspired collage
Richard Hamilton’s iconic Pop art collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? explored what was important in everyday life. Make your own collage using images of things that are important to you.
You will need:
- Last year’s calendar
- Magazines / newspapers / catalogues
- Glue stick
Step through 'The Open Door'
Inspired by John Armstrong’s surrealist painting The Open Door (1930), make your own cardboard door that opens onto whatever strange scenes you can imagine.
You will need:
- Glue stick and masking tape
- Pictures you can cut out from magazines, catalogues, old books
Create your own shoebox gallery
Make your own gallery with our guide on how to make one from a shoebox and fill it with your own creations!
Missing us? You can also download some plans of our rooms and make your own Pallant House Gallery at home!
10 things to do with a sheet of A4 paper
You don’t need an artist’s palette or other specialist tools to get creative!
Here are 10 ways to fold, cut and decorate paper to create different activities. Make a paper plane or fan using just paper, or grab scissors, glue or even some paints and colouring pencils to create masks, snowflakes, pop-up cards and more!
The Wild Escape
This resource was created by the Gallery for Art Fund’s The Wild Escape project. Artist educators have designed art-led activities that introduce, develop and consolidate children’s understanding around wildlife, biodiversity and the environment. Use it to recreate our workshops in your own classroom!