Make & Take

Aimed at ages 2- 13, but open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Acrylic paint


Wednesday 24 July

Wednesday 31 July

Wednesday 7 August

Wednesday 14 August

Wednesday 21 August

Wednesday 28 August

Visitor information


Every Wednesday in the holidays


10.15am-2pm (drop in, with 1 time-slotted activity)


£5* per child


Pay on the door

*Ticket price includes access to 3 art activities and a free tote bag to take your 'makes' home. Bring your tote bag back to the next Make & Take to get a discount on your next ticket.


Make & Takes are all about bringing families together to have fun and get creative with hands-on art activities. 

Make & Take days have 3 art activities to participate in. One of the activities is a 'messy session' which is time slotted. These time slots will be available to choose from on purchasing your ticket on the day. Sessions are limited to x15 children and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The time slots will be:

10.15am - 11am

11.15am - 12noon

12.15 - 1pm

1.15pm - 2pm


24 July:

Kick of the summer with a super messy Make & Take, exploring printing. Use textures and pattern to create a collagraph print, and explore other ways of making print-inspired artworks with less of the mess! 

31 July:

Paint like a pro and create your own artwork on canvas inspired by the Laing's Portrait displays. Draw your self-ie and 3D your face!

7 August:

Explore the art of illustration & Pop-Art inspired by artist Roy Lichtenstein

14 August:

Absolutely abstract! Try your hand at clay in our messy session and discover how artists use shape, colour and form in abstract art.

21 August:

Make a Splash on this Make & Take - Elmer and other Elephants are taking over! Can you make art with sure can...come and discover how! 

28 August:

All about architecture! Be inspired by the Laing's beautiful stained glass windows to create some wonderful watercolour paintings. Investigate the building and patterns and architecture!


All materials provided. Aprons will be provided for the messy session, but please don’t wear your best clothes, just in case!

Age range: anyone can take part but we recommended 2-13 year olds, with adult supervision. Please note this is not a 'drop-off' activity. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.