Makerspace Workshops at Fearnville Leisure Centre

run by East Leeds Project at Fearnville Leisure Centre

Making as Meditation

On Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th October 6.30pm-8.30pm
Pre-booking required Limited to 6 adults

Find your focus with guided experimental drawing and printmaking exercises: gentle making exercises with music, colour and conversation. Good for relaxation, wellness and focusing the mind and body. Learn relaxation methods you can use at home using drawing and printmaking.


Mindful Making Mondays

On Mondays 9th, 16th & 23rd October 10.30am-12.30pm
Drop In Sessions Limited to 8 adults

Experience easy, creative, mindful exercises in printmaking and collaging.
Create original artworks by following simple steps and developing your ideas. Explore themes of balance, colour, form and texture.

Chat with others or quietly work, younger children and babies are welcome at these sessions.

Lanterns & Shadow Puppets

Sunday 5th November 11am-3pm
Drop In Session Limited to 8 adults

Storytelling with Light: Making Lanterns & Shadow Puppet Animations.
Follow an outdoor trail map and assemble materials to make your own story-telling lantern for the coming winter nights.

Make a moving shadow puppet and make a projected stop frame animation video.

Makerspace Workshops at Fearnville Leisure Centre, Oakwood Lane, LS8 3LF
Please email for access information

KIOSK creative printmaking workshop at Chapel FM

KIOSK, our mobile makerspace, was in action a couple of days ago for a printmaking workshop at Chapel FM for Leeds City Council’s ‘Culture Programmes’ team.

The workshop was delivered by East Leeds-based artist Ellen Burroughs who recently set up brand new print workshop Lutra (the name is from the Latin for otter) at her home in Gipton.

Ellen took the team through a four-hour workshop that used screen printing techniques to explore the creation of identity through the use of signs and symbols. The result was some beautiful and striking prints experimenting with geometric and organic shapes. We really valued this opportunity to learn more about how KIOSK can work in a variety of settings and with different participants with varying levels of experience and confidence.

Feedback from the Culture Programmes team was really positive and Chapel FM were amazing hosts too. Ellen is a very experienced printmaker and workshop leader and it’s great to have her responses to KIOSK and ideas for how the project can evolve and offer an even better experience for people taking part.

Find out more about her work at or @lutrastudio on Instagram. KIOSK will be out on tour again soon, keep an eye on our social media for dates and venues!