Getting Children Creative

Over the summer West Studios tenant, April Spence, has started up running Saturday morning creative workshops for children to get their hands dirty and minds working.

Since starting, children have walked out with their own tie dyed socks, t-shirts and tote bags. As well as paintings made with leaves and painted plant pots. These affordable workshops are a simple way to spend a Saturday morning and suitable for children aged 4+.

A full list of workshops running until December can be found below:

9th September: 10:30-11am – Leaf People Pictures (£5)
                            11:15-12:15 – Wind Chimes (£10)
                                           (or £12 for both)

23rd September: 10:30-11:15am – Name Plaque (£5)
                             11:30-12:15 – Cuddle Buddy (£7)
                                  (or £10 for both)

14th October: 10:30-11:15am – Tin Lanterns (£7)
                          11:45-12:15 – Pom Pom Pumpkins (£7)
                          (or £12 for both)

28th October: 10:30-11:15am – Hanging Bats (£7)
                        11:30-12:15 – Slime (£7)
                        (or £12 for both)

4th November: 10:30 - 11am – Firework Painting (£5)
                          11:15-12:15 – Salt Dough (£7)
                             (or £10 for both)

18th November: 10:30-11am – Tie Dye Socks (£7)
                           11:15-12:15 – Magical Salt Dough (£7)
                                 (or £12 for both)

18th December: 10:30-11:15am – Tree Decorations (£7)
                            11:30-12:15 – Sock Snowmen (£7)
                            (or £12 for both)

20th December: 10:30-11:15am – Wrapping Paper (£7)
                              11:30-12:15 – Pine Cone Christmas Trees (£7)
                                (or £12 for both)

Our Half Term Special

Local textiles artist, Karen Herrick, has come aboard and organised a number of creative workshops perfect for the family to get involved in. Karen is hosting a couple of workshops during October Half Term to help keep boredom and mischief away from a fab week.

What's Happening:

Tuesday 24th: 10am-12 Printmaking & Stencilling: A Family Workshop with Karen Herrick from Harlequin Arts (suitable for accompanied children yrs2+)
Learn how to use simple printmaking techniques to make stunning autumn leaf designs.
We will use fabric paint & stencils to create a fabric design and Quickprint with printing inks on paper.
Cost: £10 per accompanied child. Extra £3 if adult makes as well!

Wednesday 25th: 10-11:30am Fantasy Felt Birds: A Family Workshop with Karen Herrick from Harlequin Arts (suitable for accompanied children yrs2+)
Design and create your own fantastical bird using craft felt, feathers, beads, buttons and chenille sticks.
Cost: £10 per accompanied child. Extra £3 if adult makes as well!

To book your place on any of these, please give us get in touch at our Contact Us page or give us a call on 01246 500799!

James Marples