Our #CreativeSummer online workshop programme is here! 

Learn a new skill. Connect with others. Have fun. 

We’re pleased to be able to offer a selection of workshops this summer in crafts, arts, writing, podcasting and music for you to enjoy.

Booking priority is given to people living in South Tyneside and Sunderland. 

If you have any questions or difficulties booking, please contact info@theculturalspring.org.uk.

We hope you can join us and have a #CreativeSummer.

Creating a safe online space

In order to ensure our online spaces stay safe for everyone involved, we ask you to familiarise yourself with our workshop Code of Conduct.

Got a question?

Please refer to our FAQs for more information. If your question still hasn’t been answered, please email us on info@theculturalspring.org.uk. 

Surreal Collage Easter Cards Workshop

Tuesday 23rd March, 10am, 11am and 7pm (40 min session repeated during the day)

Create fun, joyful Easter cards using surrealist techniques. Think leaping hares, painted eggs, daffodils, fluffy chicks but reimagined to create a surprising Spring image to send to someone you’re thinking of!

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Salt Dough Make and Model Workshop with Sue Loughlin

Tuesday 30th March, 10am-11.30am

Learn to make salt dough and create a range of outcomes inspired by Easter seasonal symbols, Anthony Gormley’s ‘Field’ and your imagination!

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Writing Bootcamp with James Whitman

Starts Saturday 3rd April

Want to power through the first draft of that novel? Every Saturday in April, James Whitman will be running a writing bootcamp on YouTube that will take you from raw ideas to a fat stack of writing. Then in May, James will help you edit your writing in a series re-drafting and critique sessions.

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Card Making Workshops with Infinite Arts

Wednesday 14th April and Wednesday 21st April, 11.00am-12.30pm

Make beautiful cards that you can send to friends and family. You will use items you find around the home such as petals and leaves and learn simple collage techniques.

Suitable for adults and children aged 8+ (Under 16s will need to be accompanied on screen by an adult family member).

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Folking Around The World Part 2 with Sinead Livingston

Starts Thursday 15th April, 2pm-3.30pm

Explore the world and folk traditions through the medium of song during 8 weekly sessions. Includes fun vocal warm ups, simple harmony work, and some guest practitioners from a variety of countries and cultures. 

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Summer Writers with Amanda Quinn

Starts Monday 19th April, 1pm-3pm

Get writing this summer with a course of 10 creative writing workshops and activities. Writer and tutor Amanda Quinn will encourage and support you to write with weekly online workshops. No previous writing experience required.

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Create a Gaudi-Inspired Insect Hotel 

Tuesday 20th April, 10am, 11am and 7pm (40 min session repeated during the day)

Create an Antoni Gaudi inspired bug hotel to celebrate Earth Day. A lack of biodiversity can mean extinction for many types of plants and animals. In this workshop together we can do our bit for biodiversity, be creative and have fun!

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Plabric Making Workshops with Infinite Arts

Wednesday 28th April and Wednesday 5th May, 11.00am-12.30pm

Create plabric from old plastic bags that would otherwise go into landfill. You’ll melt scrap plastic together to create a new think sheet of polythene which can be sewn and made into other items such as bags, banners and bunting. 

Suitable for adults and children aged 11+ (Under 16s will need to be accompanied on screen by an adult family member).

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Awesome Artists with Pui Lee

Starts Thursday 6th May

Get inspiration from the achievements of famous artists past and present including Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Keith Haring and Van Gough to create your own Awesome Art in these 10 creative sessions taking place weekly. 

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Awesome Artists with Pui Lee – Materials List.

Introduction to Podcasting with Curiosity Creative 

Friday 7th May, 10am-1pm

Join Alex Henry and Dominic Smith for a quick hands on introduction to podcasting. They will cover the technical side, including equipment and software as well as how to devise a podcast theme and structure a show. There will be a practical element where participants will learn how to record a conversation using online tools followed by a basic introduction to audio editing. The session will end with advice on how to get your show online.

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Stone Painting Workshops with Infinite Arts

Wednesday 12th May and Wednesday 19th May, 11.00am-12.30pm

Create decorative stones that you can give as gifts or leave outside for others to find.

Suitable for adults and children aged 4+ (Under 16s will need to be accompanied on screen by an adult family member).

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Summer Collage Workshop with Sue Loughlin

Tuesday 1st June, 10am-11.30am

Make a vibrant collage inspired by Henri Matisse and summer gardens. Explore pattern, design, colour and paper collage.

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Filter Events

3apr - 29mayapr 310:00 ammay 29Writing Bootcamp with James Whitman (online)

14apr - 21apr 1411:00 amapr 21Card Making with Infinite Arts (online)

15apr - 3junapr 152:00 pmjun 3Folking Around The World with Sinead Livingston (online)

19apr - 5julapr 191:00 pmjul 5Summer Writers with Amanda Quinn (online)

20apr10:00 am- 7:40 pmGaudi Insect Hotel with Eleanor Matthews (online)

28apr - 5mayapr 2811:00 ammay 5Plabric Making with Infinite Arts (online)

6may - 8julmay 65:00 pmjul 8Awesome Artists with Pui Lee (online)

7may10:00 am- 1:00 pmIntroduction to Podcasting with Curiosity Creative (online)

12may - 1911:00 ammay 19- 12:30 pmStone Painting with Infinite Arts (online)

1jun10:00 am- 11:30 amSummer Collage Workshop with Sue Loughlin (online)