Easter Classes

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+

Time:10-4pm

Price: £45

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.

A hands-on cooking class for 5-11 year olds where we create a springtime menu of Fragrant Carrot and Feta Cake and a Naked and Potted Chocolate Cheesecake with Berries. All equipment, ingredients and take-home packaging included. Small classes with lots of attention. All children will receive a wipe-clean recipe card to take home at the end of the class.

Date : Thursday 5 April

Age Range: 5-11yrs

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

Time: 2.30-5.30pm

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

Price: £15

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

Age: 6yrs+

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: 

  • Applique
  • Buttonholes
  • 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

 

Doodle Drawing

Our new Doodle workshop for kids!  Children will love learning how to draw  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.

This 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 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 doodle art forms for both children and adults.

Date : Thursday 12 April

Activity : Learn, chill out and create art

Time : 10-11.30 & 12-1.30pm

Price : £15