Washington Art-zine – online!

Over the summer writer James Whitman will be delivering online workshops to create your own zine based on themes of outdoors and wellbeing.

Suitable for children aged 8 – 12.

These workshops will be delivered via the online app Zoom.

The One with the Maps…
Friday 7 August, 10am – 12pm, free
Do you know how to survive the Goblin Path in Roker Park? Or how to get past Princess Anne Park’s Boulder Monster?

In this ArtZine workshop, James Whitman will show you how your imagination can change one of our local parks. We’ll make wee zines, filled with tiny tales about Troll Bridges, the Tower of Whispers, and whatever else you can think of. Then, next time you visit the park, you’ll have a whole new world to explore.

Materials & Resources
To take part in this workshop, you will need:
– A laptop, iPad or phone to connect to the app Zoom
– 1 A4 sheet of white paper
– Pens and pencils
ACW printable maps of Roker Park and Princess Ann Park
ACW printable ‘How to fold a Zine’ instructions


The One With The Daft Quiz…

Friday 21 August, 10am – 12pm, free
What are you most afraid of? (1) Creepy-crawlies, (2) germs, or (3) maths tests?

In this ArtZine workshop, James Whitman will help you create your silly question game. These are great for playing with friends, to see who knows who best, or for those long, boring car journeys. Once you’ve made your wee zine, you can unleash your daft quiz on your mates next time you’re on FaceTime or Zoom with them.

Materials & Resources
To take part in this workshop, you will need:
– A laptop, iPad or phone to connect to the app Zoom
– 1 A4 sheet of white paper
– Pens and pencils
ACW printable ‘How to fold a Zine’ instructions
If you do not have access to a printer, we are happy to post our printable resources to your home address free of charge. To request this, please contact [email protected] by Sunday 16 August at the latest.

Online Safety Information
We are committed to keeping our children and young people safe online and we are taking a number of precautions to make sure our children and young people can safely attend the sessions:

  • All participants will be required to complete an online safety agreement ahead of the session, outlining safe use and “do’s and don’ts”.
  • All participants will receive a link with a secure password via email 1 hour before the session. Please do not share this link with anyone else.
  • Participants will be screened by a member of the team before being admitted to the workshop.
  • A member of Sunderland Culture / Arts Centre Washington staff will be present at all times.

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