Make-Your-Own-Christmas-Gifts and Decorations in creative craft workshops taking place from 19 – 29 November 2014. See the event page for more info on bookings.
Workshops are suitable for both kids and adults, and we also take group bookings, so why not do something different for Christmas this year? It will also be suited for charity groups and youth groups to attend.
We have three artists involved in our workshops who all use reclaimed materials to create their crafts: Phipholle, Grace Engel, and Katharina Nyilas.
Phipholle is a young French woman passionate about DIY. Disheartened by the quantity of waste our society is producing, she has been exploring the creative potential of materials that she has been able to salvage in the street, in recycling centres or in her everyday life for the last 9 years. She regularly takes part in upcycling projects, showcases and sells her work. Phipholle is also an experienced workshop leader.
She frequently organises workshops for adults and kids during festivals and events, most recently in the frame of LitterARTI. She loves sharing clever recycling techniques with as many as possible and help people become more aware of their own creativity and realise that at their own level, they can help environmental issues.
Her workshops include jewelry making using bicycle inner tubes and softdrink cans. She will also be running a Christmas decoration workshop making wreaths, stars and more from reclaimed materials.
Grace Engel has made art for over 20 years, As well as other fine art, originals, prints and cards on sale in Bohemia, she produces individual commissioned portraits, and sells a line of recycled gifts in the form of small art pieces, painted jar lanterns and paper origami garlands with cranes, lilies, and butterflies on ribbon with glass beads. She describes herself as compulsively and passionately creative, exploring all kinds of creativity throughout our lives.
Grace will be running a workshop for all ages , encouraging creative recycling by re- using old art trail brochures to make origami garlands.
Katharina Nyilas is doing a workshop constructing a beautiful memory album with fold out pages, flaps and pockets out of decorative, recycled and found papers. You will take home with you a unique decorated album which you will be able to give as a special gift on it’s own or fill with your own thoughts, memories and photographs.
Most of the materials you can find in your own home enabling you can take the skills you learn away with you and make a variety of wonderful recycled albums at home! All levels of experience are welcomed. All materials and equipment will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own paper, decorative beads and fabrics.The workshop will enable you to have fun, learn a new skill and create something you are proud of!
The LitterARTI-creative workshops will take place in a pop-up gallery Maisy and Ace. Beautiful artworks are on sale, and Kate will also have teas and coffees available while you enjoy your time in the gallery. The Gallery is part of an idea to bring new life into Old Market. Within walking distance from Cabot Circus, you have access to some original locally made art pieces. The shop location is: 80 West Street. St Philips. BS2 0BW