Christmas Tree Decorations

Get to grips with a sewing machine and make a lovely Christmas Tree Decorations, perfect gifts for Christmas or keep for yourself…..Carol Walker our sewing teacher will guide you step by step.

Jewellery Gifts

Weave your own jewellery, ear-rings, bracelet, necklace, whatever you fancy on the day using our wide range of beads & felt making materials ready to gift at Christmas!

Great Adventures in Storyland

Step into an amazing place where anything can happen.
A place with heroes and villains, action and adventure where the only limits are your imagination. Step into Storyland.

Join the team on a quest to help save Storyland.

Due to the success of 2018, we have added a second  adventure on every show date.

Running Time: 45 mins approx
Age Guidance: 3-6 years

Free arts and crafts before each show starting at 10am and 11.30am

Arts & Crafts 10 – 11am
Show 11 – 11.45am

Great Adventures in Storyland

Following on from the success of last year’s Great Adventures in Storyland, the Story Menders are back; stories are missing beginnings, ends, pages, maps and clues and we need your help to save the stories. We can’t wait to use our imaginations, make new friends and go on exciting adventures with you!

Great Adventures in Storyland is the perfect Saturday activity for children aged 3 to 6 and their families.

Free arts and crafts before each show, from 10am.
Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Portrait Drawing Lessons


No matter what level you feel you’re at, studying and becoming proficient at drawing portraits can become a lifelong and fascinating activity.

Let me teach you some of the basic fundamentals of how to look and put down on paper what is before you.

These 3 hour lessons every Saturday will take you through the basics of how to draw a human head and face.

These are similar to my Group Portrait Drawing Workshops but go deeper into the different aspects of the face and can be booked by an individual rather than in groups. We will be covering and recapping the basics each week, introducing a different element of over each subsequent week.

1. Measuring and Construction
2. Form, Volume & Shading
3. Features: Eyes
4. Features: Nose
5. Features: Mouth
6. Features: Ears
7. Features: The Final Portrait

Ending with a weekend exhibition of selected Portraits in the PAD STUDIOS Gallery for attendees of any of the lessons.

Credit image to Venture Arts

Womens Social Art / Craft Club

We invite women to join us every Wednesday from 12-2 PM. Bring a project and a lunch- come meet like minded makers! Each project is self-led in this space intended to provide communication and support from other women. Questions? email

Mini Christmas Market

Join us on the 24th November for a mini Christmas market in our Café/Bar.
Come and browse a selection of stalls selling items from a range of local artists and craft makers, perfect for some special Christmas gifts.
Our Café/Bar manager, Matt, will be on the grill cooking up tasty German sausages, and there will be plenty of other food and drink to accompany.
Free Admission

History Makers-Gunpowder, sparklers and plots

Calling Lego addicts and artists of all abilities…

Since October 2014 we have been running free family craft and Lego events on at least a monthly basis with extra sessions during the summer holidays.

With a range of craft activities – come prepared to colour, construct, glue, bejewel and design, as together we make history! We have lots of Lego (although donations are always welcome) providing many opportunities to build something awesome.

The sessions are held on Saturdays 9:30-12:30 and everyone is welcome to join the fun. All ages are welcome, from 2 to 102! We just ask that under-16s bring a responsible adult along.

There’s no need to book, just drop in and see us.

Hull Print Fair 2018

Hull Print Fair, an annual celebration of all things print, is set to take over Humber Street Gallery and neighbouring venues along the street in November. A collective of 20 northern artists sell artwork showcasing a diverse range of artistic styles and print mediums such as, screenprints, linocuts, etchings and more.

Expect to see pop up exhibitions, demonstrations and performances in a weekend of pure print and graphic design love.

Stall holders will be on hand to provide you with all you contemporary print needs (and Christmas gifts perhaps?). All housed alongside Jamie Reid’s first major retrospective in the UK, “XXXXX: FIFTY YEARS OF SUBVERSION AND THE SPIRIT.”

Lino Printing Course

This no pressure 6 week course aims to take students along a journey of print-making discovery from the very basics to learning more complex multi-coloured techniques and designs as well as introducing other mediums to add texture & depth to your work. £75 includes all materials & light refreshments.

Week 1 – 11th October Starting out – Let’s start with the very basics! From the history, tools and materials to designing and creating your first linocut of the 6 week course; simples!

Week 2 – 18th October Perfecting the Print – Getting the perfect print ain’t easy! We spend this session working with ink, papers and a press whilst having fun mixing colours and creating some great prints with your lino cut from week 1. We will also create a small design project note book to jot down ideas and sketches for week 3’s workshop topic of your choice.

Week 3 – 25th October Focus on; Design – You will bring your design project notebook and create a second linocut based on your ideas and thoughts in your design project notebook. You can choose from one of the following areas, or pick your own:- Abstract/ Landscapes/ Geometric/ Flora & Fauna/ People/ Pattern Repeat/ PYO.

Weeks 4 & 5 – 1st November & 8th November Getting Complicated – Reductive/ Multi-Block Techniques – You will learn how to design more complex prints and choose from one of these methods to create amazing multi coloured prints across 2 sessions.

Week 6 – 15th November The Grand Finale / Printing with Collage & Coloured Papers – This week takes us to another level using collage and coloured papers to extend your printing outcomes to new heights. Creating another linocut or working with an existing one you will build on your learning from the course so far to make your final masterpiece to show off to proud family and friends.

11th October 18th October 25th October 1st November 8th November 15th November 7-9pm £75 for the full 6 weeks including all materials and light refreshments.

No So Imaginary Friends


A new City Centre art exhibition will showcase a striking collection of surreal and fantastical artworks by Hull based artists Anna Bean and Sam Fowler.

Queens House Showcase on Paragon Street will host their strange and imaginary art for their new show; “Not So Imaginary Friends”.

Featuring painting and photography, Anna and Sam’s work mixes up human and animal imagery with intense colour and pattern to create distinctive and fanciful scenes. Anna works with photography, combining nostalgia and surrealism with dramatic digital collage techniques to produce what some describe as ‘dream-worlds filled with Gothic horror and surreal humour’.

Sam’s work comes from a painterly perspective, using left-field humour and illustration techniques to comment on contemporary life, complete with its’ challenges and delights.

Anna is best known for her work under the name of Bluebeany, featuring anthropo-morphic characters heavily influenced by vintage Star Trek and Doctor Who imagery. Her portraits and images are often filled with recognizable yet unnerving characters.

Sam’s work is rooted in childhood imagery, playing with ideas of etiquette and mischief to produce accessible and often amusing scenes made up of imagery and text.

Anna & Sam are the latest artists to be showcased by Creative ENRG, who support crea-tive enterprise across Hull & East Riding. Since the showcase opened in 2017, Creative ENRG has supported over 50 local creatives to develop their businesses – Queens House Showcase is just one of their many initiatives to support creative enterprise to develop, grow & thrive.

Gill Hobson, Creative Director commented, “We’re delighted to be hosting this new show, which we hope visitors will love. It’s so important that we support and nurture local talent to help us create the vibrant place we want to live and work in.”

“Not So Imaginary Friends” opens to the public on 9 August – 7 September at Queens House Showcase, 44-46 Paragon Street Hull. Opening times: Wed – Fri 11-4pm daily. Free Entry.

Creative ENRG is the specialist enterprise support programme for arts & culture in Hull & East Riding. Creative ENRG is hosted by Goodwin Development Trust and Funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Devel-opment Fund.

Mini Masterpieces: Painting

Join us to create your own painted masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery.

Be warned it could get messy!

£1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in, 10am-11.30am.

Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Walk of Art HU5

Following on from last years successful event this year we hope to have more artists participating. This is effectively an open Studios event centred on the HU5 area of Hull and in particular the Avenues area.

Any artist living or working in the HU5 area is eligible to participate. This is a free event for the public to visit on Sunday 9th September 2018 from 11:00 – 17:00. A wide range of artistic work will be on display in the artists homes / gardens / garages in the Avenues. Work will be for sale so providing an opportunity to acquire original art at affordable prices.

£15 to display your artwork. Click ‘find out more’ to enter your artwork.

Linda Ingham: A Case For Place – Landscape Issues 3

Walking in rural settings has long been inspirational for artists, poets and composers.

Following in this tradition, Linda Ingham will lead a 2 day workshop, which includes a walking session along the River Ancholme and through part of Brigg, with a view to collecting inspiration and matter to inform one or more drawn studies.

Art Club For Home Educated Children

During Art Club we explore a range of topics using different materials, including guauche and acrylic paint, pencil, collage and crayons, along with using various methods, both 2D and 3D and working in different sizes.

Children will explore art using observation, imagination as well as taught techniques, as Art Club aims to enrich learning and development as well as offering a creative fun and relaxing experience.

Parents & carers can choose to stay during the session, but The Steel Rooms are more than happy for children to be left in their care.

Exploit The Landscape With Jan Dowson

During this 4 week course, we you will take a really good look at the local landscapes, developing sketches, taking photographs, making lots of notes that depict feelings and build an emotional narrative.

Back in the workshop you will continue to develop ideas using mixed media. Painting fabric, identify composition. Selecting appropriate techniques and stitches in order to produce a stitched landscape.

A wonderful atmospheric and thought provoking work, an emotional response to such a beautiful area of our coast.