The summer holidays are here! We have so many excitingly creative things for the end of July and August.

And not just for children but for adults too! All the children’s workshops are at the top of the page, scroll down for family workshops and adult workshops!

Workshops aimed at Children

Painting with Paper
30th July, 11am to 1pm
Ages 8 and upwards, £30 per person.
A creative workshop using painted collage paper to recreate a beautiful landscapes in a fun and artistic way. You can find out more information here.

Clay Days
Tuesday 3rd & Tuesday 10th August, 11am to 4pm
Ages 8 upwards, £58 per person for both days

A 2-day experience.  A whole day squishing the very tactile clay into your own beautiful sculptures followed by a whole day glazing and decorating the following week to allow enough time for firing in between.  You can find out more information here.

Relax & Create
Wednesdays: 28th July, & 4th August, 10am to 12pm
£25 per person per workshop, Ages 8 and upwards
Time for your children to take a break and relax during this Half Term.  2 hours of creating therapeutically, learning lots of techniques and tips to reduce their stress levels. Find out more here.

PomPom Bouquet
Monday 16th August, 11am to 1pm
£30 per person
Aimed at ages 8 upwards.
Create a wonderful bouquet of flowers made from pom poms. A perfect summer home decor essential to brighton up your home that is also sustainable. You can find out more information here.

Chocolate and Craft
Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Thursday 12th August
9.30am to 3.30pm, £50 per person
Arty Farty Retreat and Temper Temper working together to deliver two workshops in one day! Chocolate making and crafts! You can find out more information here.

Family Crafternoons
Saturdays: 7th August, 14th August, 21st August and 28th August
1pm to 3.30pm, £10 per person

Back by popular demand!  Our family crafternoons involve 3 different activities for you to explore with the whole family during the afternoon, under the expert guidance of our Creative Director.  You can find out more information here.

Sculpture Houses
Thursday 29th July
1pm to 3pm
Ages 8 upwards
£25 per person

Learn about the Hundertwasser Houses and how to create your own! Look at the different shapes and colours to build your sculptural architecture. You can book here.

Wild Witch Workshop
Wednesday 11th August
11am to 4pm
£45 per person
Ages 8 upwards

Taking a day to step back into our natural rhythms, connect with the seasons and ourselves. It’s been a hard year of being pushed to and fro with a lot of changes, this day long workshop is for children who might want to reconnect with their wilder side. You can find out more information here.

Animals in Watercolour
Friday 13th August
11am to 3pm
£45 per person

Learn how to use watercolours to create your favourite animals! Local artist Emily will walk you through how she creates beautiful animal portrait and you will have a go yourselves!  You can book here.

Get into Abstract
Tuesday 17th August
11am to 3pm
£48 per person
Ages 8 upwards

What is abstract art?  How do you do it?  We create some fun abstract forms in this workshop, learning the fundamentals of abstract design and using as many different materials as we can!  You can book here.

Pottery Painting
Wednesday 18th August
1pm to 3.30pm
£25 per person
Ages 8 upwards

Design and paint 2 pieces of pottery! We’ll lead you through all the different techniques you could use and will fire your pottery to be collected maximum 2 weeks later. You can book here.

How to be a Storyteller!
Monday 23rd August
2pm to 4pm
£25 per person
Ages 8 upwards

Learn how to bring a story to life! Make your stories more exciting and get into the characters minds. This workshop will help you have more confidence in reading and speaking out loud to an audience.  You can book here.

Poetry Comic Book
Monday 23rd August, 10am-1pm
£30 per person
Ages 8 upwards.
Bring your favourite poem to life through imagery in a comic book style. Enjoy telling your poem in an artistic form. You can find more information here.

Drawing Day
Tuesday 24th August
11am to 4pm
£45 per person

Ages 8 upwards
Having trouble with your drawing techniques?  Let us teach you techniques and tips to help you improve your drawing. You can find out more information here.

Sketchbook Day
Wednesday 25th August
11am to 4pm
Ages 8 upwards
£48 per person

Sketchbooks are a great way to explore your unique style, they can feel a lot safer to work in rather than bigger pieces of work. During this day you will create in many different sketchbooks, being given lots of prompts and inspiration throughout. You can find out more information here.

Children’s Energy Circle
Thursday 26th August, £10 per child
4 to 7 year olds 10.30am to 11.30am
8 to 12 year olds 1.30pm to 2.45pm

As an energy healer and mum myself I would like to welcome your children to a safe circle where we will dabble in energy work. We will explore sound, get curious about crystals, learn ways to ground ourselves, practice removing energy and send healing. You can find out more information here.

Card Making
Friday 27th August
11am to 4pm
£45 per person

Create beautiful greetings cards using printing, stamping, collage, and drawing.  You can book here.

Insight into Illustration
Sunday 29th August
11am to 1pm
Aimed at ages 8 upwards
£30 per person

Uncover your inner illustrator and have a taste for what illustration really is. Turn a piece of typography into an image and create a mini character of yourself.
You can find out more information here.

Aimed at Adults

Advanced Life Drawing
Wednesdays: 28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th August
7pm to 8.30pm
£7 per person

Gone past needing tuition? Practice your life drawing with other artists, bring your own materials. Costs cover space hire and model.  You can book here.

Watercolour Painting
Tuesdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th August
6pm to 7.30pm
£20 per person
, per workshop
Learning lots of different watercolour techniques whilst creating your own projects throughout the summer.  You can book here.

Creative Writing
Friday 13th August
7pm to 8.30pm
£20 per person

Join us for a unique, multi sensory writing session. Using visual and word prompts, we will let our imagination flow and produce surprisingly unusual prose. You can book here.

Click here to book via eventbrite. Alternatively you can ring 07792 033 156, or email

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