Holiday Workshops

We run our workshops from our studio at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping PE6 8LQ. Parking is available, and there is a self service cafe onsite.

Our workshops are open to all ages from Reception up unless specified- we like to have different age groups working alongside each other! Booked on a first come, first served basis- places are limited to ensure plenty of individual support and guidance.

Workshops are £12 per child (sibling discount and multiple workshop discount available) and last for an hour and a half, unless otherwise stated. This includes all materials and refreshments.

If you would like your child to stay with us between sessions, an additional fee of £5 will be charged.

For more information or to book, please get in touch using the contact page or by emailing hello@artivitystudios.co.uk.

Easter Holiday Workshops

Summer Holiday Workshops

Monday 8th August

10:30am-12:00pm Mosaic Coasters with Ellie

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We’ll be using a range of colourful glass tiles to create a tiled mosaic coaster! These will then be grouted ready to be picked up the following day. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to a large collaborative mosaic for display at the studio!

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12:30pm-2:00pm Ceramic Tile Painting with Ellie

FULL- additional session on Wednesday

We’ll be taking inspiration from Mexican Talavera tiles and the beautiful plants and flowers outside the studio to create painted botanical designs onto ceramic tiles. These will then be baked in order to set the paint, ready for collection the following day.

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Tuesday 9th August

10:30am-12:00pm Collaged Houses with Ellie

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Create your own collaged house using pre-painted textured paper! We’ll help you to design and put together your dream home, then you can add embellishments to decorate.

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12:30pm-2:00pm Tissue Paper Flowers with Ellie

Two spaces available

We’ll use several different techniques to create colourful flowers which look beautiful when displayed together in a jar or vase!

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Wednesday 10th August

12:30pm-2:00pm Ceramic Tile Painting with Ellie

Spaces available

We’ll be taking inspiration from Mexican Talavera tiles and the beautiful plants and flowers outside the studio to create painted botanical designs onto ceramic tiles. These will then be baked in order to set the paint, ready for collection the following day.

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Wednesday 17th August

10:30am-12:00pm Minecraft Madness with Vikki

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Join us on the real life crafting tables at Artivity! Together we can make a hanging Enderman lantern and a creeper mask for you to take home as well as other crafty activities. Come and get stuck in, you know it’s netherite,  because being creative is netherwrong…

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12:30pm-2:00pm Among Us Map Building with Vikki

Two spaces available

2:30pm-4:00pm Among Us Map Building with Vikki

One space available

Is it just me or do you look a bit… SUS? Get stuck in to making a collectively massive and playable map! 

First, we’ll all be given a secret scroll and ONE of us will be the imposter, we can slowly vote out crew members across the course of the session until we find the IMPOSTER!

Secondly, we will all design our very own room and then connect them with corridors making a huge map that will fill the Artivity tables up!

Make your own among us characters and play the map too or just keep on designing sussy crewmates. I personally enjoy a fried egg on my head before I complete my tasks.

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Thursday 18th August

10:30am-12:00pm Anime Faces with Vikki

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More suited to year 3+, though younger artists welcome if they’re big fans of anime!

If you prefer your art in person instead of your (sword) art online, then come and join us for a session of practicing facial features in an anime style. Together we can create pages of reference images to take home meaning you can use them when creating new characters before drawing out a new anime inspired face on the day.

We will mainly be focusing on the face but if you’re flying through the session then you can always work on an original character and style them, thinking through poses, accessories and giving them an all important backstory.

If you love anime and have characters or programmes you love then get in touch because we would love to play music inspired by the anime that inspires us on the day!

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12:30pm-2:00pm Go Ghibli! with Vikki

One space available

More suited to year 3+, though younger artists welcome if they’re big fans of Studio Ghibli!

If you’re ready, we would love to spirit you away on a wizard’s moving castle with our own cute ghibli art delivery service!

We’ll be relaxing to the beautiful music scores from some of the studio’s very well known films and making arts and crafts inspired by the movies.

Come along and make your own No Face mask, a fluffy little pom pom soot sprite and even paint your own sleepy little Totoro in a tree!

Hop on the Catbus and book in 🙂

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Easter Holiday WorkshopsFinished!

Tuesday 5th April

10:00am-4:00pm Dressmaking Course with Issy (8yrs+)

£40

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Learn how to put together a simple dress under Issy’s expert guidance! Issy recently graduated from the University of the Arts London, where she achieved a First in Costume for Theatre and Screen. She currently supports our Tuesday classes alongside working as a freelance illustrator. Students will be shown how to use a sewing machine and how to add embellishments.

This workshop is £40 for the full day and is open to 8 years old and over- our usual refreshments will be provided but students will need to bring a packed lunch. We will ask for your preferred fabric colour and the required measurements beforehand. We are limited to six spaces to ensure each student receives plenty of support and supervision, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Monday 11th April

9:30-11:00am Felted Food with Vikki

Spaces available

I’m sew hungry, are you? Time to craft your favourite snacks with felt, a little stuffing (not the roast dinner kind) and some imagination! Together we can draw out what you’d like to make and then use that as a template for your creations with Chef Vikki on hand to help.

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February Half Term Workshops

We don’t have any workshops running this half term as we will be busy moving to our new premises! Watch this space for Easter workshops though.

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Christmas Workshops

Monday 20th December

9:30-11:00am Button Baubles- with Vikki

Spaces available

Delve in to a HUGE box of buttons to create your own hanging tree decorations, made entirely from buttons and beads. With lots of design inspiration on hand, let your creative juices flow and you could even turn your hand to some 2D festive button art. Great to keep or give as a gift.

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11:30am-1:00pm Christmas Decoration Workshop- with Vikki

Spaces available

Creativity will be flowing in our workshop, not just Santa’s! We will work on a range of crafts from cake case trees, glittery stick snowflakes and a classic pine cone makeover. Lots to make, Christmas tunes on and festive cheer all round!

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1:30-3:00pm Woolly Jumper Trees- with Vikki

Spaces available

Ever seen a tree in a woolly jumper? Well, you’re about to! With access to a jolly big pile of yarn, wool and buttons, we will create a wooden frame to bedeck and bedazzle your trees, make as many as you like with different wooden items to use. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how woolly are your branches…

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3:30-5:00pm Festive Doodle Club- with Vikki

Spaces available

A relaxed environment to draw along with some doodle challenges, create your own characters or Christmassy images and just enjoy being creative and festive all at once. This session will have as much structure or involvement as the students want, meaning they’re welcome to join in with my silly games or drift off in to their own winter wonderland and just enjoy the session, quietly drawing away. A lovely end to a day of workshops. I ho, ho, hope to see you there!

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5:30-6:30pm Doodle Santa (Online- with Ellie)

This workshop will take place on Zoom and costs £6. Spaces available.

We’ll be creating a festive Father Christmas illustration, complete with a background of Christmassy doodles! For this workshop you’ll need a few sheets of white cartridge paper, a black Sharpie or felt tip, and some colouring pens and/or pencils in festive colours.

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October Half Term– Finished!

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Wednesday 27th October

9:30-10:30am Halloween Bunting (Online)

This workshop will take place on Zoom and costs £6. Spaces available.

We will be learning how to create spooky bunting featuring a range of characters, which you can use to decorate your home for Halloween! You will need some Halloween themed paper colours (we suggest green, orange, black, white, purple and grey); some googly eyes; a black Sharpie; scissors; glue; ruler; pencil; tiny pegs (or a hole punch) and a long piece of string.

A Zoom link will be sent to you fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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2:30-4:00pm Wet Felted Trees

Spaces available

We’ll be learning how to create a hand felted tree from wool roving, using the wet felting technique- it’s very wet and soapy, and lots of fun!

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Thursday 28th October

12:30-2:00pm Pumpkin Painting

Spaces available

We’ll be working on some colour theory, learning how to mix different oranges and greens. We’ll then learn how to use these colours to paint a pumpkin, and give it a spooky, starry background.

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2:30-4:00pm Patterned Autumn Leaves

Spaces available

We’ll investigate different patterns and practise creating our own designs on paper. We’ll then use Posca pens to decorate autumnal leaves using our designs. These make a lovely decorative garland!

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Sunday 31st October

11:00am-12:30pm Halloween Crafts

Spaces available

We’ll be using cardboard tubes to create a variety of different spooky, scary characters!

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Summer Holidays– Finished!

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Thursday 19th Augustwith Ellie

9:30-11:00am Finger Painting

FULL- if you’d like to be added to the waiting list please let us know, as we may be able to run an additional session.

We’ll be investigating the medium of paint through sensory mark making to music, using only our fingers and hands as tools! We’ll then use our skills to create some colourful pieces of artwork. Please note, this session will be messy- aprons are provided but please wear old clothes!

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12:00-1:30pm Block Printed Greetings Cards

Two spaces left!

We’ll be designing botanical themed printing blocks to use to decorate greetings cards! Younger artists will use polystyrene printing sheets and a pencil to create their designs, while older artists can choose to use the lino cutting tools.

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5:00-6:00pm Coffee Painted Landscapes

Online Workshop via Zoom- £6 per session. Spaces available.

We’ll be using different strengths of coffee to produce tonal landscapes, inspired by the markmaking of Van Gogh in his pen and ink landscapes.

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Friday 20th August- with Ellie

9:30-11:00am Egg Box Animals

Two spaces left!

2:30-4:00pm Egg Box Animals 2

Three spaces left!

We’ll be using egg boxes to create a variety of different animal characters!

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12:00-1:30pm Junk Modelling Monsters

Two spaces left!

We’ll be using cool melt glue guns and the art of assemblage to invent some monstrous characters!

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Monday 23rd August- with Vikki

9:30-11:00am Fantasy Castles

Spaces available

Using fineliners and imagination we can create detailed castles in fantasy landscapes. Doodling drawbridges and mesmerising moats, we’ll get lost in another realm. The class will spend a little bit of time looking at real castles from around Europe and also some more fantastical fairy tale style fortresses.

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12:00-1:30pm Family Crest and Shield Making

Three spaces left!

Like medieval families of days gone by, it’s time to create a family crest, fitting to your clan and even including your pets! Once we’ve worked on immortalizing your kin we can then transfer it to a shield that you can paint and display with pride!

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2:30-4:00pm Abstract Canvases

FULL! (Spaces available in the Thursday session.)

This workshop is led by Immy, who is one of our very talented Silver Arts Award students! Immy will be supported by her Arts Award Advisers (Vikki and Ellie).

We’ll be using masking tape and Washi tape to create a geometric pattern onto a canvas- we’ll then add paint in a variety of ways, before removing the tape to reveal our colourful designs!

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Tuesday 24th August- with Vikki

9:30-11:00am Matchbox Monsters

FULL- if you’d like to be added to the waiting list please let us know, as we may be able to run an additional session.

So popular, it’s back again! Create mini monsters with huge personalities, doodle them and then mould them in to shape plus give them a little matchbox house to live in, designed by you! 

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12:00-1:30pm Pop Art Self Portraits

Two spaces available

Let’s make Warhol proud and explore pop art and just what makes us tick. You can create one or more pictures of yourself in a truly iconic style or bring a picture of someone else you’d like to use on the day!

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2:30-4:00pm Modroc Turtles

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This workshop is led by Maggie, who is one of our very talented Silver Arts Award students! Maggie will be supported by her Arts Award Advisers (Vikki and Ellie).

Maggie’s Arts Award project is highlighting the dangers of plastic waste to marine wildlife, and the importance of recycling. We’ll be using Modroc to create a model turtle, which we’ll then be decorating using discarded plastic and other bits of rubbish which often end up in the sea.

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Thursday 26th Augustwith Vikki

9:30-11:00am Kazland Inspired Pastels

Three spaces left!

A contemporary artist whose work focuses on symbols and composition whilst being completely bonkers but fun, we’ll work our way through using different materials and eventually create a large Kazland inspired work of our own.

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12:00-1:30pm Pokemon- Gotta Paint Them All!

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Ahh, Pokémon just keep getting cuter! During our time we will work on mini canvases and create our very own Pokemon badges! Art Stars, I CHOOSE YOU!

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2:30-4:00pm Abstract Canvases 2

One space left!

This workshop is led by Immy, who is one of our very talented Silver Arts Award students! Immy will be supported by her Arts Award Advisers (Vikki and Ellie).

We’ll be using masking tape and Washi tape to create a geometric pattern onto a canvas- we’ll then add paint in a variety of ways, before removing the tape to reveal our colourful designs!

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5:00-6:00pm Doodle Dogs

Online Workshop via Zoom- £6 per session. Spaces available

We’ll be learning how to create a variety of dog characters (and maybe some cats too!), before producing a group portrait featuring all our creations!

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May Half Term

We don’t have any workshops running this half term as Ellie is away- however, watch this space for our summer holiday workshops!

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Easter Holidays (Finished!)

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Our Easter workshops will be online via Zoom. Our workshops are open to all ages, though there are suggested age ranges within each workshop description. Younger children may benefit from having a parent alongside them to help them with the more fiddly bits.

Our online holiday workshops are £6 per child (sibling discount and multiple workshop discount available) and last for an hour. A list of materials in included within the description- only basic materials required! The Zoom invitation will be sent out fifteen minutes before the session begins.

For more information or to book, please get in touch using the contact page or by emailing ellie_sandall@yahoo.com.

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Thursday 8th April

10:00-11:00am Easter Crafts

We’ll be using papercraft techniques to create a variety of Easter and spring themed items. For this workshop you’ll need several sheets of coloured A4 paper (pastel colours work well!); black felt tip; scissors; ruler; glue stick; pencil. You could also have some offcuts of patterned paper, small pom poms and googly eyes, though these are optional.

This workshop is aimed at Reception to Year 4 artists, though everyone is welcome!

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11:30am-12:30pm Spring Collages

We’ll be using watercolour and collage techniques to create a spring themed piece inspired by the work of artist Julie Hamilton. For this workshop you’ll need several sheets of white A4 or A3 cartridge paper; watercolour paints; water pot; brushes; scissors; glue stick; pencil crayons.

This workshop is aimed at Year 3 and upwards, though everyone is welcome!

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Friday 9th April

10:00-11:00am Bird’s Nest Collage

We’ll be combining drawing and collage techniques to create a colourful bird’s nest, complete with resident bird and eggs! For this workshop you’ll need several sheets of coloured paper (whichever colours you’d like to use); pencil crayons; scissors; glue stick. You might also like to use oil pastels, though these are optional.

This workshop is aimed at Reception to Year 4 artists, though everyone is welcome!

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11:30am-12:30pm Soft Pastel Nests

We’ll be using soft pastels to create delicately textured drawings of birds’ nests. For this workshop you’ll need a set of soft pastels (also called chalk pastels) and several sheets of paper (preferably brown but any colour would be ok).

This workshop is aimed at Year 3 and upwards, though everyone is welcome!

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February Half Term (Finished!)

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Wednesday 17th February

10:00-11:00am Handprint Animals FULL

11:30am-12:30pm Handprint Animals (Additional Session)

We’ll be using our hands as a template to create some animal characters! For this workshop you’ll need several pieces of cartridge paper; black felt tip; colouring pens and/or crayons.

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Thursday 18th February

10:00-11:00am Watercolour Blob Characters FULL

11:30am-12:30pm Watercolour Blob Characters (Additional Session)

We’ll be using different watercolour techniques to create a series of colourful blobs, which we’ll then transform into different characters. For this workshop you’ll need several sheets of cartridge paper; watercolour paints; water pot; small brushes; black fineliner/Sharpie/felt tip pen. You could also use a white Posca pen or other paint marker if you have one but this is optional.

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Christmas Workshops- Finished!

Monday 21st December

10:00-11:00am Wintry Scenes

We’ll be using mixed media to create some lovely wintry village scenes! For this workshop you’ll need a piece of white A3 cartridge paper; blue and white ready mixed paint; brush; water pot; coloured paper offcuts for collage; black Sharpie or felt tip; scissors; glue.

Tuesday 22nd December

10:00-11:00am Penguin Doodles

We’ll be learning how to draw cute festive penguins in a variety of ways, leading to a group portrait! For this workshop, you’ll need several sheets of white A4 cartridge paper; black Sharpie or felt tip; pencil; rubber; colouring pens and/or coloured crayons.

October Half Term

Our half term workshops will be online via Zoom. All our workshops are suitable for 4-16 year olds, though younger children may benefit from having a parent alongside them to help them with the more fiddly bits.

Our online holiday workshops are £5 per child unless otherwise stated (sibling discount and multiple workshop discount available) and last for an hour. A list of materials is provided beforehand- only basic materials required! The invitation will be sent out fifteen minutes before the session begins.

For more information or to book, please get in touch using the contact page or by emailing ellie_sandall@yahoo.com.

Thursday 29th October

2:00-3:00pm Halloween Notan Art

We’ll be using the Japanese art of Notan (meaning the relationship between dark and light shapes) to create some spooky symmetrical images! For this workshop you’ll need black, white, orange, purple and green paper; scissors and glue.

3:30-4:30pm Day of the Dead Masks

We’ll be creating masks inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead festival! For this workshop you’ll need a piece of A4 white card; A4 white paper for practising; felt tip pens; scraps of coloured tissue paper or normal paper; scissors and glue.

Friday 30th October

2:00-3:00pm Painting Autumn Trees

We’ll create some autumnal paintings of leaves and trees using a variety of techniques. For this workshop you’ll need some sheets of white paper (A3 if possible but A4 would be fine); red, yellow and brown ready mixed paint; oil pastels or wax crayons; paintbrush; cotton buds and a selection of leaves collected from the ground.

3:30-4:30pm Paper Fireworks

We’ll be constructing a variety of firework sculptures using paper engineering techniques. For this workshop you’ll need a couple of cardboard tubes from toilet rolls/kitchen rolls; coloured paper scraps; glue and scissors. You may also like to use coloured pipe cleaners, ribbon and coloured tissue paper, though these are optional.

Summer Holiday Workshops– Finished!

Our term time classes have been online for the past few months and they’ve been going well! We’re looking forward to getting back to the studio, but in the meantime our summer workshops will be online too! All our workshops are suitable for 4-16 year olds, though younger children may benefit from having a parent alongside them to help them with the more fiddly bits.

Our online holiday workshops are £5 per child unless otherwise stated (sibling discount and multiple workshop discount available) and last for an hour. A list of materials will be provided beforehand- only basic materials required! We deliver our online sessions via Zoom, and the invitation will be sent out fifteen minutes before the session begins.

For more information or to book, please get in touch using the contact page or by emailing ellie_sandall@yahoo.com.

 

Tuesday 11th August

10:00-11:00am Discover Arts Award– Session 1 (Discovering the Arts)

Please note- this course will run over three sessions at a total cost of £25 per student, which covers specialised tuition, assessment and certification fees.

We are excited to be running Arts Award as an online course this year! We’ve been running it in our after school classes for four years now and it’s a fantastic way for young artists to be rewarded for their hard work and enthusiasm. Discover is an introductory award endorsed by Trinity College, London, and will be delivered over three sessions- students will need to be able to attend both this session and the Sharing Our Work session on Thursday 13th August 1:00-2:00pm, plus a third workshop of their choice. There will be a small amount of work to complete at home too, and participants will need to submit their work in order to be passed for the award. They will then receive a certificate.

In this initial session, we will be discovering the art around us and identifying different art forms. We’ll research an artist and create our own artwork based on their work. We’ll be recording our progress in log books as we go.

Students will also attend another workshop of their choice, before sharing what we’ve worked on at the final session. Their chosen workshop is included within the £25 fee.

You can find out more about Arts Award on their website.

 

11:30am-12:30pm Bird Sculptures

We’ll be creating some colourful birds using cardboard and paper scraps and a variety of different hand drawn patterns!

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1:00pm-2:00pm Doodle Dogs

We’ll be learning how to draw a variety of different cartoon dog characters, then creating a crowd scene to colour in!

Wednesday 12th August

10:00-11:00am Picasso Portraits

We’ll be creating colourful portraits inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso! 

11:30am-12:30pm Dragons’ Eyes

We’ll be using pastels to draw realistic closeups of dragons’ eyes, following step by step instructions to achieve great results.

1:00-2:00pm Colourful Collages

We’ll be using the beautiful collage work of artist Jo Chambers as inspiration for some botanical themed images.

 

Thursday 13th August

10:00-11:00am Collaged Characters

We’ll be inspired by the collages of artist Ana Ventura to create our own cast of quirky characters!

11:30am-12:30pm Origami 

We’ll learn some simple origami folding techniques to produce a variety of forms.

 

1:00-2:00pm Discover Arts Award– Session 2 (Sharing our work)

Please note, this session is part of the Arts Award course- participants need to have attended the Exploring the Arts session on Tuesday 11th August, plus one additional session.

In this final session, we’ll be continuing with our artwork started in the first workshop. We’ll then spend some time sharing our work with the group- students will be invited to show us what they’ve produced both during this session and in the additional workshop they attended. Our artists will be encouraged to talk to us about their work and to ask other students about theirs.

The students will then collate and submit their work to Art Stars, and Arts Award certificates will be delivered once the log books have been assessed and submitted. 

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Easter Holiday Workshops

As you can imagine, we’re having to suspend all of our classes and workshops for the time being due to the coronavirus, until we regain some semblance of normality. It is therefore unlikely that we will be running workshops over Easter, but please do watch this space and our Facebook page for any updates, and hopefully we’ll be able to offer some soon!

February Half Term

Unfortunately we don’t have any workshops over half term as all our artists are busy with other projects- watch this space for Easter workshops though!

 

Christmas Workshops- Finished!

We will be running our workshops just down the road from our studio at Deeping St. James Scout Hut (43 Church Street, Deeping St. James, PE6 8HF, just opposite Riceland). Parking is available to the rear of the building or on the street. 

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

Monday 23rd December

9:30-11:00am Christmas Crafts

We’ll be creating a range of festive craft items including tree decorations, snow themed watercolour pictures and snowman cards! We’ll use a variety of media including tissue paper, watercolour and collage. We’ll also decorate a paper bag to take everything home in!

12:00-1:30pm Sock Snowmen

We’ll be producing some wonderful snowmen using socks! We’ll use white socks for the main body and then choose from a variety of coloured and patterned socks to create individual outfits. These lovely characters make excellent Christmas table centrepieces!

 

We’ll be creating some hand printed cards and wrapping paper through polystyrene printmaking, using snowflakes as inspiration for our designs!

 

 

October Half Term Workshops- Finished!

We will be running our workshops from our studio at ACS Photography, 110a Church Street, Deeping St. James PE6 8HB. Parking is available two doors down in The Bell car park which is just opposite the foot of the bridge.

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

 

Monday 21st October- Harry Potter Monday!

Our Monday and Tuesday workshops are led by visiting artist Rose Croft. Rose is an artist, storyteller and creative practitioner, and has run lots of lovely workshops with us before!

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Find out more about Rose and her work on her website here.

9:30-11:00am Wand Work Two Spaces Remaining

A wand is a wizard’s greatest tool when working magic… a great wand makes a great wizard, so come and choose your own wand, then decide how your wand will look by decorating it with ribbons, hot glue and paint.

12:00-1:30pm Care of Magical Creatures Three Spaces Remaining

A ​Bowtruckle is a mythical tree dwelling creature found in western England, southern Germany, and Scandinavian forests. It appears to be made of bark and twigs with two brown eyes which makes it hard to distinguish from the trees it inhabits.

Use Floral wire and masking tape to make your very own tree creatures to hide around your home and decorate them with leaves and twigs.

 

Tuesday 22nd October- Terrible Tuesday!

9:30-11:00am Scary Silhouettes and Devilish Dot Art One Space Remaining

Create a Halloween inspired silhouette and then use dot art, finger painting techniques or tissue paper to fill in the night sky behind it.

Wednesday 23rd October- Windswept Wednesday!

Our Wednesday and Thursday workshops are led by visiting artist Vikki Harold (A.K.A. Cyan Maiden!) Vikki is a mixed media artist, arts practitioner, workshop leader and can create and craft all sorts! She likes strange things, glitter and doing things a bit differently.

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9:30-11:00am Autumnal Leaf Art Four Spaces Remaining

Have a go at a few creative projects using fallen leaves- there’s a whole host of rich and beautiful colours out there and with a paintbrush or two we can transform some of them before your eyes, and truly get creative with what nature gives us in the autumn months. You won’t leaf disappointed!

12:00-1:30pm Moody Skies Four Spaces Remaining

Inspired by the lowering sun and gorgeous open landscape of the fens, we can create our own images and have fun with the inky silhouettes all around us. There are SO many beautiful colours in the skies to blend together, plus we’ll learn a little about different shaped clouds we might see above us while we’re taking in all that gorgeous colour above!

2:30-4:00pm Patterned, Painted Pumpkins 3 FULL

Relax and paint a non traditional pumpkin, just in time for Halloween! Using bright colours, paints and chalk pens we can really put a modern twist on a spooky classic and glitter is very much encouraged!

 

Thursday 24th October- Freaky Thursday!

9:30-11:00am Matchbox Monsters Five Spaces Remaining

Why create imaginary friends when you could make one and keep it in your pocket? Get your googly eyes at the ready, in teeny tiny matchbox homes, you can keep your own little rock monster, fluffy goblin or beady eyed amigo.

We’ll work on some warm up characterisation and then make the bespoke living spaces (tiny homes are really on trend right now) for your new friends as well as having access to a crafty buffet to create your critter. Before you leave we’ll have a whole backstory for them, the stranger the better.

 

12:00-1:30pm Patterned, Painted Pumpkins FULL

2:30-4:00pm Patterned, Painted Pumpkins (additional session) FULL

Both of these sessions are currently full- however, we have spaces available in our additional session on Wednesday 23rd October 2:30-4:00pm.

 

Summer Holiday Workshops- Finished!

Please see our News page for photos of each session!

This summer we will be running our workshops from our studio at ACS Photography, 110a Church Street, Deeping St. James PE6 8HB. Parking is available two doors down in The Bell car park which is just opposite the foot of the bridge.

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

 

Wednesday 7th August

Our workshops today are led by visiting artist Rose Croft. Rose is an artist, storyteller and creative practitioner, and has run lots of lovely workshops with us before!

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Find out more about Rose and her work on her website here.

9:30-11:00am Shaving Foam Marbling 1 FULL

4:30-6:00pm Shaving Foam Marbling 2 Five Spaces Available

We will be using Brusho paint and shaving foam to make some wonderfully colourful marbled patterns on paper, then we’ll use them to make things including cards, bookmarks and collages!

12:00-1:30pm Watercolour Crystals and Gems FULL

We will be using watercolors and the resist technique to create some beautiful spattered paintings of 3D looking crystals and gemstones, and then decorating them with actual plastic gems!

2:30-4:00pm Hair Wraps and Feathers One Space Available

We will be learning how to make our own hair wraps, and then adding beads and feathers to decorate it. We will be able to put them in there and then, or take it home to clip in separately.

Thursday 8th August

Art Stars’ very own Ellie will be running the sessions today!

9:30-11:00am Creepy Crawly Pebbles Two Spaces Available

We’ll be using acrylic paints and Posca pens to transform pebbles into little creepy crawly creatures- they make a lovely garden decoration!

 

12:00-1:30pm Watercolour Jellyfish FULL

5:00-6:30pm Watercolour Jellyfish 2 Three Spaces Available

We’ll be using a combination of Brusho inks, wax resist and salt to produce bold, beautiful paintings of jellyfish. We’ll learn about warm and cool colours and how to use the salt to achieve interesting watercolour effects!

 

2:30-4:00pm Vegetable Printed Tote Bags Four Spaces Available

We’ll experiment with a variety of different vegetables to discover the kinds of prints we can make with them. We’ll then choose our favourite combinations to decorate a tote bag using fabric paints- a perfect bag for grocery shopping!

Wednesday 14th August

Workshops today are run by Art Stars’ very own Ellie!

9:30-11:00am Twig Monsters FULL

We’ll be using a variety of different paint, yarn wrapping and assemblage techniques (and some googly eyes, of course!) to turn these gnarled pieces of wood into twig monsters! We’ll let the shapes of the wood suggest ideas, and let our imaginations do the rest.

12:00-1:30pm Mandala Pebble Painting FULL

We’ll be using acrylic paint and Posca pens to produce some beautiful Mandala style patterns onto pebbles!

 

2:30-4:00pm Sea Turtle Printmaking FULL

We’ll create some watery backgrounds using watercolour paint, then we’ll use polystyrene sheets to create a turtle design. We’ll then print our image onto the backgrounds using a variety of colours!

Thursday 15th August

Our workshops today are led by visiting artist Vikki Harold (A.K.A. Cyan Maiden!) Vikki is a mixed media artist, arts practitioner, workshop leader and can create and craft all sorts! She likes strange things, glitter and doing things a bit differently.

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9:30-11:00am Kabuki Mask Making Four Spaces Available

The contorted, exaggerated and supernatural faces of traditional kabuki masks have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. The word kabuki is believed to derive from the verb kabuku, meaning “to be out of the ordinary”. Kabuki can be interpreted as “avant-garde” or “bizarre” theatre, so why not learn a little about the history of these traditional theatrical masks while designing your own and modelling it from air dry clay!

 

12:00-1:30pm Geometric Birds FULL

Come along and learn to create this modern looking painting style! Origami inspired and limitless with colour, it looks simple but the process is fun and challenges you in all the best ways.  There’ll be some drawing, folding, mixed media, bird calls and a final piece that people will flock to see.

Put a new feather in your cap, fold an origami paper crane and take a beautiful new piece of artwork home to nest, fly away with your imagination and be ready for even more bird based puns!

2:30-4:00pm Yarn Woven Wall Hangings Three Spaces Available

Using a simple loom that we create with the students, we can create our own patterns, colour combinations and lose ourselves in creating something intricate and unique. The act of weaving itself is relaxing and as well as having something gorgeous and handmade to show for it, and weaving can also help with improved confidence, productivity, creativity and mindfulness!

 

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August

Painting in Virtual Reality with Lee Mason 

Lee Mason, VR Artist

We’re SO excited about hosting these amazing workshops again this year! Lee Mason is an artist and designer with a passion for Virtual Reality media. You can find out more about Lee and his work on his website

Have you ever wanted to paint a picture and then walk through it? Or sculpt a giant object and stand beneath it? Virtual Reality is a fun and fast growing medium which opens the doors to intuitive, hands on creativity at the cutting edge of technology. In this introductory workshop we’ll be diving into Tilt Brush, one of the most fun to use art programs in Virtual Reality! You’ll be painting with fire, neon lights and crystals in no time. See the video below to get an idea of what it’s like to use!

Please note- this workshop is suitable for Year 3 and above. The fee for this workshop is £20 and includes the use of highly specialised equipment! Each workshop is limited to 6 students so book early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 22nd August

Session 1 9:30-11:30am FULL

Session 2 12:00-2:00pm FULL

Session 3 2:30-4:30pm FULL

Wednesday 21st August

Session 4 5:00-7:00pm FULL

Half Term Workshops

We don’t have any workshops running this half term as Ellie is away- however, watch this space for our summer holiday workshops!

Easter Holidays- Finished!

We will be running our workshops from our studio at ACS Photography, 110a Church Street, Deeping St. James PE6 8HB. Parking is available two doors down in the Bell car park which is just opposite the foot of the bridge.

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

Wednesday 10th April

9:30-11:00am Easter Pebble Painting FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

We’ll be using acrylic paint and Posca pens to create a variety of Easter themed pebbles, including Easter eggs, bunnies and chicks! These make lovely little table decorations for your Easter festivities.

 

12:00-1:30pm Wooden Spoon Characters FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

We’ll be using acrylic paint and Posca pens to transform wooden spoons into different characters! These work really well for putting on puppet shows 🙂

 

2:30-4:00pm Keith Haring Inspired Graphic Art Three Spaces Remaining

Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. We’ll be inspired by Haring’s work to create our own pop art pieces using brightly coloured figures and patterns.

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5:00-6:30pm Easter Pebble Painting 2 FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

We’ll be using acrylic paint and Posca pens to create a variety of Easter themed pebbles, including Easter eggs, bunnies and chicks! These make lovely little table decorations for your Easter festivities.

 

Wednesday 17th April

9:30-11:00am Easter Crafts FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

We’ll be producing a variety of Easter themed crafts, including paper flowers, egg shaped window decorations and cardboard tube Easter bunnies (complete with mini eggs inside!)

12:00-1:30pm Paper Birds One Space Remaining

We’ll produce beautiful, colourful bird sculptures using a mixture of drawing and collage. We’ll decorate lots of feather shapes to add on, and even add some real feathers!

 

2:30-4:00pm Plaster Casting Nature FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

In this workshop we’ll learn how to produce delicate plaster casts of natural objects such as flowers, leaves and seeds. We’ll learn how to roll out a clay slab, press the objects into it to create a mold, then mix and pour plaster into the mold to produce a cast.

Please note, this workshop is quite fiddly and so is suitable for year 3 and above- younger children are welcome to come along with an adult to support them. 

 

5:00-6:30pm Easter Crafts 2 FULL

This workshop is now full- please let me know if you’d like to be added to the reserve list.

We’ll be producing a variety of Easter themed crafts, including paper flowers, egg shaped window decorations and cardboard tube Easter bunnies (complete with mini eggs inside!)

February Half Term- Finished!

This half term we will be running our workshops from our studio at ACS Photography, 110a Church Street, Deeping St. James PE6 8HB. Parking is available two doors down in the Bell car park which is just opposite the foot of the bridge.

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

 

Wednesday 20th February

9:30-11:00am Collaged Characters FULL

This workshop is now full- however we are running an additional session 5:00-6:30pm.

We’ll be using a variety of coloured and patterned papers to create characters inspired by the work of artist Ana Ventura. We’ll then use these as prompts to start thinking about a story for our character to star in!

12:00-1:30pm Get Your Skates On! One Space Remaining

We’ll be using paint and oil pastels in this workshop, using the wax resist technique to design some colourful clothing and snazzy ice skates!

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2:30-4:00pm Pebble Cactus Pots FULL

We’ll be painting pebbles in different shades of green, then using Posca pens to add details before arranging our finished cacti in a little pot to take home (much less prickly than the real thing!)

5:00-6:30pm Collaged Characters Seven Spaces Remaining

We’ll be using a variety of coloured and patterned papers to create characters inspired by the work of artist Ana Ventura. We’ll then use these as prompts to start thinking about a story for our character to star in!

Thursday 21st February

9:30-11:00am Crazy Carnival Masks FULL

We’ll be designing and creating oversized masks inspired by the colourful and flamboyant masks featured in Brazil’s Rio Carnival. We’ll use junk modelling techniques, combining cardboard and other collected materials with paint to make our masks as wacky as possible!

12:00-1:30pm Pebble Cactus Pots FULL

We’ll be painting pebbles in different shades of green, then using Posca pens to add details before arranging our finished cacti in a little pot to take home (much less prickly than the real thing!)

 

2:30-4:00pm Pebble Cactus Pots FULL

We’ll be painting pebbles in different shades of green, then using Posca pens to add details before arranging our finished cacti in a little pot to take home (much less prickly than the real thing!)

 

 

Christmas Workshops- Finished!

This Christmas we will be running our workshops from our studio at ACS Photography, 110a Church Street, Deeping St. James PE6 8HB. Parking is available two doors down in the Bell car park which is just opposite the foot of the bridge.

Parents are welcome to book a space for themselves too and do some artwork alongside their child!

Friday 28th December

Our Friday workshops are led by visiting artist Vikki Harold (A.K.A. Cyan Maiden!) Vikki is a mixed media artist, arts practitioner, workshop leader and can create and craft all sorts! She likes strange things, glitter and doing things a bit differently.

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9:30-11:00am Matchbox Monsters FULL- Spaces available in additional session 5:00-6:30pm

Why create imaginary friends when you could make one and keep it in your pocket? Get your googly eyes at the ready, in teeny tiny matchbox homes, you can keep your own little rock monster, fluffy goblin or beady eyed amigo.

We’ll work on some warm up characterisation and then make the bespoke living spaces (tiny homes are really on trend right now) for your new friends as well as having access to a crafty buffet to create your critter. Before you leave we’ll have a whole backstory for them, the stranger the better.

 

12:00-1:30pm Silhouette Selfies

Your goal is to create a depiction of yourself but by using your outline and looking to produce an alternative representation of self. An old school/new school selfie!

We’ll spend a portion of the workshop going over the history of silhouettes, what makes us tick and who we are and then shining a light, quite literally on the participants and capturing their profile likeness, ready to get colourful and creative with a range of mediums.

So in the words of a very famous band: Who are you? Who, who, who who?

2:30-4:00pm Making courageous mistakes: The art of not caring 

A mixed media still life workshop that aims to encourage mistakes, exploration and experimenting with your art. The time together will include looking at still life from a different perspective, fun but challenging art drills and to focus on getting pen, brush or whatever on to paper and to focus less on the outcome but more on letting go. Not every stroke leads to a masterpiece but not every masterpiece is perfect!

Be prepared for finger painting, the odd air horn and to go against the grain.