The Summer Holidays are fast approaching and we can’t wait – so many exciting things to do, from a workshop, to a day’s creativity, to a whole week! Something for everyone here at Arty Farty!

And not just for children but for adults too! So have a look, we are certain you will find something to help satisfy your creative craving. (For adult specific stuff, scroll to the bottom!)

The Sea in a Shoebox!
Saturday 23rd July
2pm to 4pm, all ages welcome
£25 per person
Create your very own personal under the sea scene to take home with you! Find out more and book here.

Clay Days!
Monday 25th July and Monday 1st August
11am to 3pm both days, ages 7 and up
£58 per person
An intimate clay workshop with resident pottery expert Cheryl, you will get the chance to squish the very tactile clay into your own beautiful sculptures and learn all the necessary skills needed, you then come back the following week to decorate and glaze as Cheryl will fire your pieces in-between. Find out more and book here.

Design and Decorate your own Bag
Tuesday 26th July
11am to 3pm, all ages welcome
£40 per person
Find inspiration to design and decorate a tote bag using applique, sewing and fabric ainting techniques. Find out more and book here.

Chalks and Pastels Day
Wednesday 27th July
11am-3pm, all ages welcome
£40 per person
Be tutored in the tips and tricks of using chalks and oil pastels, then use these new found skills to create your own masterpieces. Find out more and book here.

Watercolour Evenings
Wednesdays 27th July to 31st August
6pm- 7.30pm, all ages welcome
£20 per person, per workshop
Come and learn lots of different watercolour techniques whilst creating your own projects.  We’re here to help you with advice, new skills and inspiration for new pieces of your own. Find out more and book here.

Pottery Painting workshop
Thursday 28th July
12pm to 2pm, ages 7 and upwards
£30 per person
Paint your own pre-made bisqueware pieces with our glazes! Find out more and book here.

Portraits Day
Friday 29th July
11am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
£45 per person
Paint and draw your favourite people, learning how to get the right proportions and techniques. Find out more and book here.

Oil Painting Day
Saturday 30th July
11am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
£48 per person
Paint with these delicious mediums! Get tips and hints on how to use these notoriously difficult, but beautiful paints. Find out more and book here.

Watercolour Day
Sunday 31st July
11am to 3.30pm, Ages 8 and up
£45 per person
A whole day learning how to use the very versatile but tricky watercolours, creating your own pieces with the knowledge learnt. Find out more and book here.

Freestyle Dance Evenings!
Tuesdays from 2nd August to 30th August
5pm to 6.30pm, ages 8 and up
£20 per person
Dance the night away with our wonderful Arwen, who will show you some awesome moves to get your groove on! Find out more and book here.

The Discover Arts Award in 2 days!
Tuesday 2nd August & Wednesday 3rd August
or Monday 22nd August & Tuesday 23rd August
11am to 4pm both days, ages 4 and up
£75 per person
Get your Arts Award Discover certificate, finding out about different artists, creating your own work, learning new techniques and exploring what you like and don’t like! Find out more and book here.

Mask Making Days
Thursday 4th August & Friday 5th August
10am to 3pm both days, ages 8 and up
£tbc
More info coming soon on making masks with Russel from Strangeface Theatre!

Gin & Craft Evening!
Thursday 4th August, 7pm to 9pm
Ages 18+
£ TBC
A wonderful evening with Ann from Gin O’Chock providing gin with your crafts! Come and be creative… with a gin cocktail! More details still to come!

Draw and Paint like the Impressionists Week!
Monday 8th August to Thursday 11th August
11am to 3pm all days, ages 9 and upwards
£140 per person for all 4 days
Who were the impressionists? What techniques did they use? Come and find out and try your own! Find out more and book here.

Paper Bead Making Workshop
Friday 12th August
10am to 12pm, ages 8 and upwards
£25 per person
Create your very own beads using colourful paper! What will you do with them? Make earrings? Make necklaces? Find out more and book here.

Terrarium with hands over jar

Terrapy – Terrarium Workshop
Friday 12th August
1pm to 4pm
More details coming soon.

Wizard Day
Saturday 13th August
11am to 3pm, Ages 6 and up
£48 per person
Make potions, learn how to create your own spells and take part in some magical crafts! Find out more and book here.

Freestyle Dance Day
Sunday 14th August
11am to 3pm, ages 8 and up
£40 per person
Feel energized learning some amazing choreography and techniques with our wonderful dance SmARTy, Arwen! Find out more and book here.

Explore Arts Award in a Week!
Tuesday 16th August to Friday 19th August
11am to 3pm all 4 days
£150 per person for all 4 days
PRIVATE VIEW OF WORK, Saturday 20th August, 4pm to 6pm
Spend the week learning more about the arts industry, artists and art practises with a professional artist and receive the Explore Arts Award qualification. Find out more and book here.

Song Writing Workshops
Wednesday 24th August & Thursday 25th August
11am to 3pm both days
£75 per person for both days
Understand how songs are written, find your own inspiration. Write and record your own pieces. Find out more and book here.

crocodile ink painting

Drawing Day
Friday 26th August
11am to 3pm
£48 per person
Practising your drawing skills with perspective and life drawing, using a variety of materials. Find out more and book here.

Family Crafternoon
Saturday 27th August
1pm to 3pm
£10 per person
What better way to end the Summer Holidays than an afternoon crafting together! Find out more and book here.

Disney-ish Art Days
Tuesday 30th August & Wednesday 31st August
11am to 3pm both days
£75 per person for both days
Arts and crafts inspired by Disney films?! We can’t think of anything better to do with your Summer. Find out more and book here.

Summer Holidays for Adults!

Watercolour Evenings
Wednesdays 27th July to 31st August
6pm- 7.30pm, all ages welcome
£20 per person, per workshop
Come and learn lots of different watercolour techniques whilst creating your own projects.  We’re here to help you with advice, new skills and inspiration for new pieces of your own. Find out more and book here.

Watercolour Day
Sunday 31st July
11am to 3.30pm, Ages 8 and up
£45 per person
A whole day learning how to use the very versatile but tricky watercolours, creating your own pieces with the knowledge learnt. Find out more and book here.

Gin & Craft Evening!
Thursday 4th August, 7pm to 9pm
Ages 18+
£ TBC
A wonderful evening with Ann from Gin O’Chock providing gin with your crafts! Come and be creative… with a gin cocktail! More details still to come!

Click here to book via Eventbrite. Alternatively you can ring 07792 033 156, or email nell@artyfartyretreat.co.uk.

Please see more information on the people behind Arty Farty Retreat, our safeguarding policy and our refund policy.

If you feel your child would benefit from one of our workshops but can’t afford it, please contact us. We have a pay it forward scheme and would hate for anyone to miss out on the benefit of creativity because of financial issues. Equally if you are able to pay it forward for someone else to benefit from our workshops, please get in touch.