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Family | "Let's Make Art" holiday takeover


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This April young artists will have the chance to flex their creative muscles with experienced Bristol based art educators Let’s Make Art in the beautiful, contemporary surroundings of The Forge. Heaps of creative fun will be had!

Over the three days of the Takeover Let’s Make Art will guide students in a variety of high quality workshops including bold, graphic design on Kimonos and umbrellas, cyanotype photography and book making as well as producing handmade capes and bags.

Please note, workshops are booked individually and children must be 8+ to attend.

April Showers | Tues 9th

Customise your own umbrella using coloured vinyl to create a unique protection from raindrops. Rainy days will never be dull again.


Decorative Kimono | Tues 9th

Go to town on designing a pattern for a Kimono wall hanging.


Shape Cape | Wed 10th

You will be ready for anything once you’ve made your own Ka Pow cape.


Cyanotype Treasure Book | Wed 10th

A perfect way to collect everyday treasure and memories, these books made from glassine paper and card are finished with a cyanotype photographic print made by each child for their book.


Stitched Recycled Bag | Thurs 11th

Make a bespoke stitched bag from recycled materials.

DIY Photo Album | Thurs 11th

With advice on how to shoot the best images on your mobile children will be guided in making their own photos album using the best quality materials. Each child will use a Polaroid camera to take an image for the cover of their album.

About Let’s Make Art

Karen Davies and Alice Hendy started Let's Make Art in a community hall in the summer of 2012 with a stash of collected art supplies and a lot of imagination. Since then their company has spread its wings and now takes events and art activities to a variety of venues, including; schools, museums, art galleries, shops, libraries, homes, parks, restaurants, fairs, markets and festivals.

Their aim is to give people, young or old, the opportunity to create quality artwork in a safe and friendly environment and have fun doing it.

Karen is an artist and designer with a degree in Textiles and Fashion. With 11 years’ experience of teaching art at reception and secondary level, her previous role was artist-in-residence at Henbury School in the Art and Textiles department. Karen has extensive experience of managing events and workshops for both businesses and registered charities.

Alice is an artist and a teacher. Her degree is in primary education and she also has a background in fine art. Alice has taught in Finland and the UK, specialising in literacy and art. Alice is also an award-winning photographer, working freelance in Bristol and beyond.

Find out more about Let’s Make Art here and here