Free Nature Badge workshop, Saturday 11th February, 1 – 4pm

The gallery re-opens with a fantastic display of artwork from the collection, which includes beautiful wildlife drawings and paintings by Eileen Soper along side a selection of ceramic birds by her sister, Eva Soper.  These charming artworks are the inspiration for a series of family workshops and activities in the gallery over the coming months.

We kick off with a drop in session in the gallery, this Saturday, 11th February, 1-4pm.   Make a hand-made bird brooch with artist Karen Thompson. Using coloured paper, card and accessories, we will be collaging a bird onto recycled cardboard which can be worn as a brooch or a badge.

Start by having a good look at the birds in the paintings and ceramics in the gallery, then imagine your chosen bird escaping into its natural habitat.

No need to book, stay for five minutes, or the whole session.

The workshop is part of The Wild Escape, a national project led by Art Fund.

The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum  or gallery and create artworks imagining its journey to a natural habitat. The pictures and stories created will lead up to a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on Earth Day 2023, Saturday 22 April.

The Wild Escape is made possible with support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.


Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 600933
The WILD Escape