On Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December we held some festive workshops, which were great fun! It was brilliant to see so many of our term time students coming to workshops, as well as welcoming back children who had come to workshops before and meeting some new budding artists.
We had a very busy morning creating various festive themed crafts, including decoupaged Christmas trees, lolly pop stick tree decorations, pipe cleaner wreaths and collaged Christmas cards. We also decorated bags with glittery star stickers, to take our creations home in!
Illustrator Craig Pattrick showed us how to create detailed robin sculptures from plasticine, using professional tools. Our robins were full of character!
Origami Star Garlands
We used various papercraft techniques, including the Japanese art of Origami, to create garlands and tree decorations from patterned paper and card. Some of the techniques were quite fiddly- we showed great perseverance and got some lovely results!
Alternative Christmas Trees
We used rustic twigs and fine wire to create these fantastic wall decorations. We took some time selecting the perfect twigs before the fiddly job of wiring them together began! We then decorated them in our chosen manner using glitter, sequins, buttons, pom poms and sparkly wool. The end results were very effective!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas workshops! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy new Year!