Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

Join exhibiting artist Alicia Paz to make masks using different papers, paint, magazine cutouts, glitter, and other colourful materials and textures in this free workshop.

Masks are used by people in many different contexts. We can use them to disguise ourselves, to become another person, or perhaps pretend to be an animal, an imaginary character or creature. We might wish to use a mask to protect ourselves, for example during the coronavirus pandemic, during a fire, or when playing a sport. Masks are sometimes used as part of a ritual, celebrating a change in life or a new phase we are entering.

In this workshop, we will be making masks using papers, paint, magazine cutouts, glitter, and other colourful materials and textures. We will be thinking about pretending to be different. In relation to the exhibition River Makers, we can also focus on historical people if we wish, or make a maks inspired by creatures and plants that live in water, such as in the sea or in a river.

This workshop (the first of a series of Art Club events) is a time to playfully explore different sides of who we are. A "show and tell" session will give participants who wish to speak about what they have made a chance to share their thoughts and impressions.

Please note, this workshop is suitable for all ages. Adults and children both require tickets to be booked in advance.

FamilyWorkshopEast Midlands

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

St. Johns Church, Church Square, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 6TB

01724 297070


Opening times

Gallery opening hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

Cafe open: Tues - Sat 10am - 3pm (hot meals served 11.30am - 2pm)

All of our usual Covid-19 precautions are still in place, although they are no longer legal requirements. We would encourage all visitors to continue to play their part in keeping themselves and others safe at this time.

We recommend that visitors use sanitising points on entering, after touching surfaces and before leaving the building.

We would encourage visitors to maintain social distancing and observe the one-way system throughout the building.

We continue to recommend that visitors wear masks

Visitors are encouraged to register their visit on the NHS Test & Trace app (if you don’t have the app and want to register your visit, staff will be happy to record your details onto the system for you)

We ask that visitors avoid contact with people or surfaces during your visit

Our toilet facilities will be cleaned hourly.

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