Summer holiday workshops 22nd July- 3rd September

The studio is open every day during the school holidays from 10am to 5pm. Please do drop in and paint pottery or design t-shirts, there's no need to book. There are also a series of exciting workshops on every day that you can book your child onto in advance. The workshops are suitable for ages 7+. Full details are below.

Please note: We cannot accommodate parents in the classroom during the workshop. Free tea and coffee is available and there is seating in the adjacent room. 


Animation & Photography Week (24th-28th July)

Animation workshop

Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th July 10am-4pm

This three day workshop is a great opportunity to learn the art of animation. During the workshop, you will learn firsthand how animated films are made, design your own script and set and watch your characters come to life. 

Day One: Storyboard your character and write a script for what will happen to them in your mini movie. 
Day Two: Finish the painting and final touches to the set and start building your character and props with professional animation clay.
Day Three: Animate!! And make your own movie.There will be a showing (including popcorn) of all the movies at 3.30pm. Parents and friends welcome. 

The workshop costs £120, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Kids photography workshop

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July 10am-4pm

Learn how to take better photos on our two day photography workshop. We will have a supply of cameras and equipment but if your child owns a camera then please bring it along. 

Day one: Learn how to create a good composition, how to focus on objects up close and how to get good lighting in your photos both indoors and outdoors. 

Day two: Learn how to take pictures of fast moving objects and how to take good portrait photos. Learn how to edit your photos on the computer. 

The workshop costs £80. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Young Artists' Week (Monday 31st July- Friday 4th August)

Young artists week

Monday 31st July- Friday 4th August 10am-4pm

Spend the whole week at the studio learning lots of techniques to make you a better artist. Work in a variety of mediums including watercolour, ink, acrylics, pencil and sculpting medium. Two great projects a day, lots of guidance and tips and a fun, messy way to spend a week. 

The week costs £200. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Street art of Brazil day

Monday 31st July 10am-4pm

Enjoy learning about the bright and colourful art of Brazil. Design and make a piece of street art on a wooden canvas using brightly coloured acrylic paints, and marker pens. Learn how to design and compose a piece of art with real personal meaning or a message. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Imaginary worlds day

Tuesday 1st August 10am-4pm

Enjoy designing and making a portal into a world of your imagination. Using acrylic paints and collage. Learn how to paint landscapes and how to make objects appear close and detailed but also make them disappear into the distance. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch

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Dutch Art Day

Wednesday 2nd August 10am-4pm

Enjoy learning all about Scandinavian art before painting your own ceramic tiles which can be used at home. You will use templates, blue underglazes and crackle glaze to create this unique Scandinavian effect!

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Indian Art Day

Thursday 3rd August 10am-4pm

Enjoy an exciting day exploring Indian art. You'll have the chance to create some beautiful India inspired pieces using bespoke textile prints and colourful paints. 

The workshop costs £40. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Hawaiian art day

Friday 4th August 10am-4pm

Enjoy spending the day learning how to paint with wax resist and watercolours to create your own brightly coloured turtle painting. In the afternoon learn how to paint a ceramic pineapple. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Clay Week (Monday 7th - Friday 11th August)

Clay Week

Monday 7th - Friday 11th August 10am-4pm

Spend a week at the studio learning almost everything there is to know about clay and ceramics. Enjoy throwing a pot or two on the wheel every day. Learn how to design and make your own animal sculpture, how to use glazes, how the kiln works and much more.  Two projects a day, lots of mess and fun!

The week costs £200. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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A Clay Sea-Side Project

Monday 7th August 10am-4pm

Enjoy two projects that celebrate the sea-side. You'll paint your very own brightly coloured ceramic tic-tac-toe set and we'll teach you how to design and make your own unique counters out of clay. You'll also be painting an ice-cream cone pot which you can decorate according to your favourite flavour. During the day you will also learn to throw a pot on a clay wheel. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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A Clay Wind Chime Project

Tuesday 8th August 10am-4pm

This day is all about celebrating the wonderful British summer (come rain or shine). In the morning you can enjoy designing and creating a wind chime out of clay. In the afternoon you will be painting a plate or mug using a unique rainbow drip effect as well as learning to throw a pot on the wheel. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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A hippy art project

Wednesday 9th August 10am-4pm

This is the perfect day for all the free-spirited artists out there. In the morning, you'll be learning how to throw on the potter's wheel to make your very own pot or bowl. You'll also make a peace sign wall hanging out of clay which you can paint later in acrylics. In the afternoon you'll have the opportunity to paint a ceramic campervan, choosing your own design and patterns. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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A Clay Beach Project

Thursday 10th August 10am-4pm

Enjoy a summery, beach themed clay day with the opportunity to paint a ceramic 'Beach' sign. You'll also make a clay flip-flop indented with your own footprint which you can paint on the day. Throughout the day you will also have the chance to throw a pot on the clay wheel! 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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A clay sgrafitto project

Friday 11th August 10am-4pm

Spend the day creating ceramic pieces using scrafitto techniques. This fun scratching technique gives fantastic results, and is always fun to do. You'll also learn to throw a pot on the clay wheel.

This workshop costs £40. Please bring a packed lunch.

 

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Textiles Week (14th - 18th August)

Textiles week

Monday 14th - Friday 18th August 10am-4pm

This is a great week for anyone who loves making things out of fabrics. Let your child be immersed for a whole week in the world of textiles. They will be using their hands, learning how to weave, how to use a sewing machine, how to print onto fabric and lots more. 

The week costs £200. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Design and Sew a Button Canvas

Monday 14th August 10am-4pm

Paint your own canvas and learn to sew on buttons. You'll get to create your own design, paint with  acrylic paints and choose your coloured buttons. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to learn more about hand sewing as well as for beginners.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Design a t-shirt and flip-flops

Tuesday 15th August 10am-4pm

Spend the morning designing your own t-shirt to wear all summer. In the afternoon design some flip flops to match! 

The workshop costs £40. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Design and Sew a Cute Cat Pillow

Wednesday 16th August 10am-4pm

Spend the day learning how to sew a cute cat pillow that is perfect to use as a neck cushion on long car journeys. This project involves both hand sewing and machine sewing so there's lots to learn. You can choose your own colours and patterns from a variety of fun fabrics too. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Design and make a bag

Thursday 17th August 10am-4pm

Enjoy learning how to sew by hand and applique. Spend the day creating  this cat design felt purse with a zip. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch.

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Design and Sew an Emoji Cushion

Friday 18th August 10am-4pm

Design and make your very own emoji cushion.  Using a sewing machine make a stuffed cushion pad to fit inside your bright yellow slip cover.  Ready to brighten up any room in the house.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Mixed Media Week (21st-25th August)

Mixed media week

Monday 21st-Friday 25th August

Come to the studio for the whole week and learn a huge variety of different art techniques including mosaics, glass, printing, clay and sculpture. 

The week costs £200, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Learn How to Print Day

Monday 21st August 10am-4pm

Today will be all about learning various printing techniques. You will learn how to print onto ceramics and also have the opportunity to experiment with textile printing. 

The workshop costs £40. Please bring a packed lunch. 

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Make your own Mosaic Art

Tuesday 22nd August 10am-4pm

Enjoy a creative day learning all about the art of mosaics. Spend time creating a design of your choice  and using glass and nippers turn your design into a mosaic tile.  In the afternoon paint and mosaic a very special sparkly seahorse. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch.

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Under-the-Sea Glass Day

Wednesday 23rd August 10am-4pm 

This is the perfect day for anyone who wants to learn about working with glass. We'll be making two sea themed pieces.  In the morning we will be using coloured frit and in the afternoon pre cut pieces of glass, confetti, stringers and rods.  Feel free to bring along your sea related ideas. 

This workshops costs £40. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Make a Clay Clock Day

Thursday 24th August 10am-4pm

This is a fantastic opportunity to design and make your very own clock. You'll spend the morning working on your unique design and looking at different ways to incorporate textures before creating your clock out of clay in the afternoon.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch

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Plaster Animal Sculpting Day

Friday 25th August 10am-4pm

Spend a day getting mucky with clay and plaster designing your own sculptures. Learn how to make a piece of 3D wall art by creating your own mould and make and paint an colourful animal sculpture to have in your room.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Art Magic Week (28th August- 1st September)

Art magic week

Monday 28th August- Friday 1st September

Enjoy spending a whole week at the studio learning and experimenting in art.  Express yourself during fun marbling projects, learn about colour, how to make optical illusions, spending time making your own paints and making glass coasters. 

The workshop costs £200, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Experimenting with Colour Day

Monday 28th August 10am-4pm

This exciting day is all about experimenting and investigating ways we can use colour in art. You'll learn all about colour theory and then have a chance to get messy. From marbling to drip-painting, it's sure to be colourful, and a lot of fun. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Glass and Enamelling Magic Day

Tuesday 29th August 10am-4pm

Spend the day learning all about the magic of glass. You will learn how the whole process works before designing and creating your own masterpieces. In the morning you'll create a glass picture of your own design and in the afternoon you'll have the opportunity to make enamel jewellery and keyrings. Watching your final pieces come out of the mini kiln is truly magical! 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Optical Illusions in Art Day

Wednesday 30th August 10am-4pm

Spend the day learning how optical illusions work and how to create magical 3D images. 

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Into the Wild Day

Thursday 31st August 10am-4pm

This day is perfect for all the nature lovers out there. We'll be making the most of the beautiful surrounding area by collecting parts of the natural world to turn into art. You'll learn the important history behind this sort of art-making and also how nature can be made into tools, paints, templates and sculpture materials.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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Special Effects in Art Day

Friday 1st September 10am-4pm

Full of arty experiments, this day is great for those who like to mix art and science. You'll learn all about how different mediums react together to create amazing and unexpected results. You'll also come away with some beautiful (and very unique) pieces.

The workshop costs £40, please bring a packed lunch. 

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