New Holiday Art Clubs for 2017

Earlier this year the gallery announced a new range of Holiday Art Clubs.

The firm Portsmouth favourites offer young budding artists the chance to enjoy and experiment with a wide range of artistic techniques.

All workshops are led by local artists and are inspired by our diverse exhibition programme. This year's workshops focus upon Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg, Victorious Festival and the Summer of Love!

On top of this, our cafe partners Lily & Lime LD are now offering lunch for the daylong workshops (10am - 3pm) for just £3.00 (available upon booking).

Take a browse of our upcoming workshops below, and for  further information please contact our Participation & Learning Manager, Vicky Chapter by email ( or by phone (+44 (0)23 9277 8080).

Upcoming Holiday Art Clubs

  Workshop description Workshop leader Booking link

Half Term


1 June

Holiday Art Club: Recycle // Remake

Inspired by Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg, artist Megan Humphries will lead an interactive workshop, working with participants to create new imaginative artwork from recycled materials!

For ages 8 - 12 years.

Megan Humphries

Click here to book.

Summer Holiday


3 August

Holiday Art Club: Photography Walkshop

Inspired by the arrival of Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg. Participants will be taking part in a photography tour of the Gunwharf Quays area, culminating at Aspex for the Egg’s related exhibition, ‘Everything Comes from the Egg’.

For ages 11 - 15 years.

Paul Gonella (Strong Island)

Click here for more information.

10 August

Holiday Art Club: Summer of Love

A workshop inspired by the colour and vibrancy of the 60s! Participants will be creating their t-shirts and prints.

For ages 8 - 12 years.

Kate Reid

Click here for more information.

17 August

Holiday Art Club: Plants & Paper

Rainatu, an Illustration graduate the University of Portsmouth, specialises in creating unique paper flowers. Artworks constructed in this workshop will be made from recycled materials, paying homage to Portsmouth's green spaces.

For ages 11 - 15 years.

Raintau Habib


24 August

Holiday Art Club: Festival Fever

Inspired by Victorious Festival, the biggest event in Portsmouth’s event calendar! The artwork created in this workshop will be taken offsite to Victorious Festival, to be seen by close-to 120,000 people. Following this, it will return for an exhibition at Aspex. Those involved will be invited back for a special celebration event.

For ages 8 - 12 years.

Megan Humphries

Click here for more information.

Half Term


26 October

Holiday Art Club: Halloween Special

Activity yet to be confirmed. Booking to be made available soon.

For ages 8 - 12 years.

Emma Noble

Booking link to be confirmed.