Alice’s Faberge Adventures
In this decoupage class, we will be looking at the use of differently patterned paper to transform an ordinary object into a thing of beauty. Taking inspiration from the art of Faberge, we will explore ways of adding pattern, form and texture to the same underlying shape (an egg!) to give a wide variety of finished effects. We will then learn about the art of decoupage and the techniques required to achieve different finishes. We will also use sequin art to add patterns, outlines and structure to our cracking creations.
With lots of inspiring paper patterns and Alice in Wonderland motifs to spark the imagination, we look forward to creating our very own “Alice’s Faberge Adventures” display at the end of the workshop before the works of art move to their new homes.
An egg is not just for Easter…
Date : Saturday 31 March
Age Range : 7yrs+
Time : 10-12pm, 1-3pm
Price : £15
The Escapades of The Queen of Hearts & White Rabbit
Visit us this Easter and immerse yourselves in our magical world and allow your imagination to grow “curious & curiouser”.
Based on Lewis Caroll’s much loved, Classical tale ‘Alice In Wonderland’.
Journey down the Rabbit whole and discover a world of nonsense and mayhem. Join the White Rabbit and help him as he tries to plan ‘the wildest, the biggest and funkiest’ birthday bash for The Queen of Hearts.
“Oh dear oh dear oh dear” this bunny knows if he doesn’t make the Queen happy, well …….. let’s not think about the consequences!
Either before or after the performance the children get a chance to make and create in our workshop; Bob Tail Bags or Emoji Sticks which become an integral part of the story.
Tuesday 3 April and Friday 13 April
2-3.30pm – Bob Tail Bags
Crafting for 1hr then into 30 minute performance
3-4.30pm – Emoji Sticks
Starting with the 30 minute performance; then crafting for 1hr
£12.50 includes 1 parent/adult at the performance
Warning: “wE’Re aLl Mad HeRe”!
Age Range: 4 years+
Price: £12.50 *includes 1 parent/adult per performance
Teens Sewing DOMINIQUE SKIRT
Join the Sewing team making this classic TILLY & THE BUTTONS pattern.
The Dominique Skirt a great Next steps class making the a lovely slim line skirt or if you have a little bit more sewing experience the fuller flared skirt with sash. This skirt is right on trend and you will definitely want to make more in different fabric’s.
For this class we ask you to bring your own fabric because we know you have your own taste, however, we can provide fabric. (request this on booking)
What you learn:
- Reading and using a paper pattern
- Fabric preparation
- Laying our and cutting
- Sewing seams and finishing
- Using different types of machine feet
- Top tips to make a professional finish
What you make: Skirt in desired shape and choice
Pattern is TILLY AND THE BUTTONS #1010
We provide: Equipment and sewing machines.
You can bring your own machine but no mini or toy machines! Please advise us before class.
Date : Wednesday, 4 April
Age Range: 12-14yrs+
Cost: £45 (excluding fabric) If you wish us to provide fabric we have a small choice and the additional cost is £10. On booking payment we provide fabric requirement information and supplier lists.
Mad Hatters Mini Feast – Kiddy Cook
There’s nothing like a Spring Time Tea Party and the Mad Hatter has come up with this menu for little chefs.
- Cauli-FLOWER Cake (a savoury cake combining cauliflower, cheese, eggs and spices) – to bake at home
- Chocolate-Orange Cheese Cake in a Jar (no added sugar) – ready to eat
Chefs will go home with a portion size of each menu item, which will be more than enough for a meal for one.
Date : Thursday 5 April
Age Range : 5-8yrs
Time: 9.30-11am, 12-1.30pm
Price : £18
Graffiti Workshop – Street Art On Canvas
Led by David our Graffiti Artist, work out your tag signature or a piece of original art that sums up your style. Watch how a graffiti artist creates their artwork, skills they use with the aerosol cans for that finished look. You will have a chance to practice with the aerosols on larger boards under the careful eye of David, and then you’ll spray up the background for your canvas board outside.
Once the boards are dry you move back to the studio and, using graffiti pens, you get to work bringing your design to life.
Graffiti is all about layering, David will show different styles of writing, give suggestions on details that can be added and encourage originality and expression.
Age Range: 8years – teens
Date: Thursday 5 & Tuesday 10
Age Rang : 8-10yrs Thursday, 11yrs+ Tuesday
Price: £35 If siblings want to come together then it will be the class of the younger sibling that needs to be booked.
Through The Key Hole
Journey to Wonderland on an adventure with Alice!
First, enter the “charming” world of jewellery making. Here you will learn about the materials needed to make a Wonderland themed charm bracelet, then choose your colours and charms: Red Queen? Alice? White Rabbit?
After making a beautiful bracelet, you will create your own Alice’s Adventures doorway. Using sponge printing effects and stamped illustrations you will transform your ordinary little doorway into an inspiring reminder of Alice’s impossible adventures. Curiouser and curiouser…
Leave your best frock at home and come prepared to roll up your sleeves as we will be using paint!
Date : Friday 6 April
Age Range : 5yrs+
Time : 9.30-11.15, 11.45-1.30pm
Alice’s Dream Pillowcase
When Alice’s adventures had finally come to an end she felt exhausted. She crept into her bed and as she fell asleep she dreamt about the wonderful and curious creatures she had met whilst in Wonderland. What do you want to dream of? Jabberwocky Dragons, Cheshire Cats, Flamingos or Unicorns? Come and hand print your own Dream Pillowcase.
Date: Saturday 7 & 10 April
Title: Dream Pillowcase
Activity: Hand Print Jabberwocky Dragons, Cheshire Cats, Flamingos or Unicorns
Time: Saturday 10-11.30, 12.30-2pm, 3-4.30pm
Tuesday 10-11.30, 12.1.30pm
Price : £12
Sewing Machine Drivers Licence
Get your Sewing Machine Driving Licence in this fun and really original one-off class, it does not matter if you do not have a machine (Yet!) this is aimed to get you Right on track and you will leave wanting to sew SEW much, boys girls all love this class! In our 2.5 hour class we:
- Explain all the basic bits of the machine
- Learn How to set up and thread the machine
- Learn the basic stitches you need to sew in straight lines, pivot and turn corners
Date : Sunday 8 April & Wednesday 11
Age Range : 8yrs+
Time : Sunday 10-12.30, Wednesday 9.30-12pm
Price : £35
Jabberwocky Wonderland Eggs
Children will learn the art of decoupage and use their skills to decorate their own “terramundi” style money pot in the form of a Jabberwocky egg! When they have finished saving up for something special, they can smash (or carefully slice!) their egg open to reveal its treasures…along with secret messages they will have hidden inside before sealing it shut.
We will also take a look at different styles of book illustration and introduce the children to working with watercolour pencils. They will have the chance to colour their own “Beware the Jabberwocky” illustrated poem poster to display at home alongside their Wonderland egg.
Date: Monday 9 April
Age Range : 5yrs+
Time : 10-11.45pm, 12.15-2pm, 2.45-4.30pm
Price : £15
Toy Making – Retro Humpty
Our Humpty sports a bowtie around his neck and a on his head. All of his limbs button on and off, so he can always be put back together again, and again, and again. This class is a great Next steps class to up your craft and sewing skills.
You must have some experience or have completed our Driving Licenc.
What you learn:
- Hand sewing
- Hand Embroidery
What you make: A gorgeous Humpty Softie
We Provide: All materials and equipment
Date : Wednesday 11 April
Age Range : 7-13yrs
Time : 1-4.30pm
Price : £18
Untangle the Tangles in our new Zentangle course for kids! Children will love learning how to draw Zentangle patterns and then use their new skills to complete a template drawing of a super-powered sports car, or of they prefer, a grinning Cheshire Cat! Learn 6 patterns and use these to produce their personal completed design with a paper frame for presentation
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The structure really helps learning and children of all ages can create some stunning patterns with assistance from our super Zen teacher!
The course is really perfect for concentration and there are endless patterns and designs to learn in the future for those that get the bug! And they will!!!
We have teamed with Ubie from UbieDesign for this course. Ubie is an experienced artist who specialises in teaching Mandala and Zentangle art forms for both children and adults.
Date : Thursday 12 April
Activity : Learn, chill out and create Zentangle Art
Time : 10-11.30 & 12-1.30pm
Price : £15