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Family friendly resources to get creative at home

Animalesque Resource

Pop out and construct these animals. Use the ideas to reflect and prompt changes in your daily decision-making and contribute to positive, and real, collective action.

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Baltic Playbook

As part of our 2016 Summer Season, Baltic welcomed The Playground Project, an exhibition celebrating ‘places to play’ and all the inspiring possibilities presented by this mid-twentieth-century experimentation. Discover play prompts in our Playbook. 

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Kittiwake Explorer

Explore the NewcastleGateshead Quayside. Look up and around for other kittiwake nesting sites. Remember, kittiwakes are noisy, so follow your ears.

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The Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North was an 80-day celebration of great art and culture, design and innovation. This guide invites you to look closer at artworks through questions, creative prompts and actions.

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We Can All Be Artists Activity Book

A compilation of reflective questions, games, wonders and activities to embed the themes, ideas and inspirations of Artist Award winners into the everyday.

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Question Kit Cards

To understand contemporary art it helps to ask questions. These are questions that may help you explore what an artwork is about.

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Family Quest: Earth

Explore the world beneath your feet! Find some soft earth, dig in the soil and look under rocks. What can you find? Write down, draw or record them in some way

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Family Quest - Nature

What animal architecture can you spot whilst out walking, in your garden or from your window? Write down, draw or record them in some way

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Family Quest - Yellow

What yellow things can you spot whilst out walking, in your garden or from your window? Write down, draw or record them in some way.

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Family Quest - Green

What green things can you spot whilst out walking, in your garden or from your window? Write down, draw or record them in some way.

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Family Quest - Red

What red things can you spot on your daily walk, in your garden or from your window? Write down, draw or record them in some way.

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Art Lab Recipe Cards

At Art Lab we usually eat together, we love to try new things and get creative with food. Here are some of the recipes we would have shared together for you to make at home. 

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Art Lab Experiments in Creativity - Spring 2021

Caring for ourselves, each other and our world is really important. Be inspired by biodiversity in the world around you and get creative at home with these activities from artist Isabella Carerras. 

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Art Lab 2020

Here’s 10 quick-fire activities designed especially for you and your family to try at home or whilst you’re out walking. Do the activities in order, or use the template on the last page to make a 10-sided dice and let the dice decide where you start and which activity you should try next. Explore the environment, get recycling, use your imagination, make gifts for others and be playful.

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Art Lab May 2021

Caring for ourselves, each other and our world is really important. These activities from artist Isabella Carerras offer creative ideas to turn something that might normally have ended up in the bin into something wonderful. This is called upcycling.

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Art Lab - Habitat

Caring for ourselves, each other and our world is really important. Get creative at home with these habitat inspired activities by artist Isabella Carreras. 

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Art Lab Experiments in Creativity - Winter 2020

Spend a bit of time thinking about how you can show you care even more about the spaces, places and people that surround you. These activities use recycled or foraged materials and help us explore more about the environment, particularly climate change

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