16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

'Little Biscuits Art Workshops' - children's art workshops at Newcastle art gallery The Biscuit Factory.
Relief-printed and Batik artwork of insects from a Bugs and Insects craft workshop by Little Biscuits at Newcastle art gallery The Biscuit Factory.
Creative workshops for children at The Biscuit Factory Newcastle. Image shows a photo of six pop-art style portaits in different colourways.
Creative workshops for children at The Biscuit Factory Newcastle. Image shows a photograph of six collage portraits made from magazines and textiles.

Little Biscuits Creative Workshops



With sessions led by professional art teachers and practising artists, Little Biscuits gives your youngsters, aged 7-13 the chance to take part in their very own artist-led workshop.

Dates: Various throughout Easter Half Term

Times: 1pm - 4pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Hosted by: Sally Lingard

Relief printing and Batik - Bugs and Insects

This Easter break the children’s art workshop will explore the theme of Bugs and Insects. This workshop is completed in one day with two activities: relief printing and batik.

The relief printing is a safe child friendly process involving polystyrene rather than lino.

Batik involves applying hot wax to cotton creating a drawing on to fabric with painted dyes.

Printing and Collage - Portraits

Pop Art Portraits:
Inspired by the Pop Art artist Andy Warhol create a collection of prints of your favourite famous person. Using the same technique of Lino printing this is a child friendly method using a pen and polystyrene.

Textile Collage Portraits:
Inspired by the embroidery artist Inge Jacobsen and Graham Dolphin, create a magazine cover using different techniques and artist materials. Let your imagination create a surreal portrait using hand stitching, paper and felt.

Parent/Grandparents/Carers can enjoy three hours of child free time whilst the children are left creating their artwork. Both pieces can be framed for family gifts or hung in their bedrooms.

About the artist: Sally has been teaching Art and Textiles for over ten years in both middle and secondary schools. The workshops are in the holidays and provide fun creative activities that children may not have experienced at school before.

Further Information

Children can bring a drink and a snack and there will also be water available.

Each teacher has DBS clearing and is currently working within schools in the region - so you can leave your child to enjoy their workshop, take an opportunity to visit the gallery and enjoy 10% off in The Factory Kitchen cafe (please request your voucher on arrival to the workshop).

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email closer to the event.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund.

All materials will be provided.

Please ensure that they are dressed in clothes that can get messy/stained/spoiled and feel free to bring along an apron for your child to wear.