SAND art, tile painting and etching are some of the activities on offer at an event aimed at helping people to get creative.

Around 30 artists will be taking part in the craft market in Durham this weekend.

Taking place over the weekend of June 16-17, the event will include a range of different art, from portrait and landscape paintings to prints, textiles and maps.

Staff from pottery studio Colourful Chameleons will be running tile painting sessions between 10am-3pm on both days, while Snow and Crow printmakers will show visitors how to make their own etchings from 10am-1pm and again from 2pm-4pm. Small charges may apply to these activities.

Families can make their own masterpieces out of sand, with artist-led sessions running throughout the weekend. Storytelling and craft activities will also be taking place at 11am on Saturday at Clayport Library, with some sessions priced at £1.

The market is part of the Art Durham festival, a Durham County Council and Durham University project.

Lucy Jenkins, the council’s visual arts manager, said: “The outdoor art market is a great way for local artists to promote and sell their work and we are delighted at the range of work that will be on display.

“As part of the festival we are also keen for people of all ages and abilities to create their own art and get involved with the sessions we have on offer throughout the weekend.”