Artist Takeover

As a celebration of East Durham Creates coming to the end of Phase 2 we are working with artists who have previously worked with us over the last three years of our programme. We have asked them to come back to ‘take over’ the East Durham Creates social media and celebrate the great projects and local people we have worked on and with together.

Once a week a different artists or arts organisations are letting viewers into their creative world with an online activity and ‘behind the scenes’ access into their creative spaces and processes. If you have ever wondered what the Artists we have worked with do all day following our Facebook and Instagram accounts or search for the hashtag #artisttakeover to find out!
If you want to see the online activities that artists and art organisations have shared on our social media we have collated them below in one place. Below are the activity how to sheets from the takeover as well as a video workshop for you to try at home.

Creative Pop

Creative Pop are an East Durham artist duo who run sessions and events across East Durham and beyond. CreativePop has worked with East Durham Creates on lots of projects including the Seaham Arts Market last year, establishing the Creative’s Collective and the future Shoreside Festival.

Make a Bubble Creature

How to Make a Bubble Creature Worksheet

Creative Pop – Make an Inky Tree


How to make Inky Trees Worksheet

Unfolding Theatre

Unfolding Theatre shared lots about the work they do and also allowed people in East Durham to access their show ‘Best In The World’ as a Virtual Visit. Unfolding Theatre worked with East Durham Creates on our first major commission of this Phase ‘Everything There Ever Was’.

Make a Gold Medal for your Lockdown Hero


How to Make a Medal Worksheet

Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton is an artist who ran our Apollo 50 Zine project which engaged hundreds of young people in creating a zine about Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion which turned 50 last year.

Make a Mini Scrapbook & Recycled Treasure Trove Box


How to Make Posters, Scrapbooks and Treasure Trove Boxes Worksheet

Claire Ford

Claire Ford is an artist who has been working with our Equal Arts Creative Age project and the group for people with early onset dementia called Let’s Meet Up.

Send a Life-sized Hug to Someone you Love

Make a Photo Frame


Don’t forget to share your creations with us via direct messaging us on Facebook or Instagram or emailing stayintouch@eastdurhamcreates.co.uk

Skimstone Arts

Skimstone Arts have worked with East Durham Creates on a Let’s Create project called ‘A Silent Thread’ with Blackhall Community Centre and with Dawdon Youth and Community Centre on ‘Peace Procession 3’.


Join the ‘Here’s Your Seat’ Project

Jo Howell

Jo Howell is a photographic artist from Sunderland who is currently working with Trimdon Station Community Centre on their Cultural Hubs project ‘A Moment in Time’.

Talking About Cyanotypes

Make Your Own Pattern Photograph

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