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Art Gems

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Art Gems brings you weekly ideas for arts activities to try at home.

Every Tuesday morning, check out Gateshead Libraries and Gateshead ALive Facebook pages to see a new short film brought to you by a local artist. We'll also be adding them to this page so keep checking back for new ideas!

We'd love to see your creations too so don't forget to share a photo of what you've made. All you have to do is join in with the activities each week, there'll be 12 altogether, and share a photo of what you make on the Gateshead Libraries or Gateshead Alive Facebook and tag #gatesheadlibraries #brightentheday. You can also email your photos to

Why not have a go at all the activities this summer? 

(Image credit: Pui Lee)

Paper Sunflowers with Yvette Ja Hawkins


Nature Scavenger Hunt with Jyl Friggens


Being an Artist with John Quinn


Make a Llama Costume with CHALK


Four Seasons Painting with Chun-Chao Chiu

Making a cardboard animal with Lottie Smith

Waking up and warming up with Lila Naruse

Folding picture books with Judith Davies

Making a character for animation with Robin Webb

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