11 April 2014

LETS MAKE ART BRISTOL

A week or so ago with not much planned we wondered what fun we could find, thankfully living in Bristol there is pretty much always something going on, so when a friend invited me to come along to Let's Make Art I didn't hesitate. For all those parents who like me, slightly cringe at the thought of arts and craft at home due to the over enthusiastic nature of their child, which always leads to washing down the walls or dry cleaning the sofa cushions when paint/pencils/play-doh have found their way mushed in, then this is the kiddo class for you.

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Launched in 2012, Let's Make Art is a cool arts and craft workshop for kids aged two and up, which enables children to explore their imagination and create high quality artwork in a safe and fun environment. Run by the super art duo Karen and Alice, both artists in their own right, the class guides children round each station to fulfil their creative desires and help develop the concept of colour, texture, composition and technique.

F has been to a few of these classes now and loves it, each week there is a new theme to explore and supplies to make fun stuff, with a chance for the mums and dads to catch up over a cuppa. In this drop in class we made edible art, with each child decorating a cup and plate before sitting down to lunch on face sandwiches made out of various ingredients. F loved the activities taking his time colouring his cup and adding small details to his plate. I haven't seen him eat so much, proving a fun lunch makes a happy kiddo. After lunch all the children headed outside to the small garden at the back of the hall, where blankets were thrown down for story time, all the children sitting and listening intently. Once the class is finished you get to take home your child's creations and display their masterpieces around the house.


Why not try and make a fun lunch at home? All you need is some:

Bread
Grated carrot
Cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumber
Ham
Olives
Raisins
Cookie cutters.

Cut your bread into circles to make a face and then cut your other ingredients into various shapes using cookie cutters for the nose, eyes, mouth, hair etc. Separate all the cut out shapes into small bowls and place them in easy reach of their plate and let your child get creative with their culinary skills.


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27 comments

  1. What a great group, I am with you on the mess at home, I did it often but its hard work, prepping, playing then the clean up!! Looks a great place and love his art work and I love the sarnies!

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  2. ok I'm sold, I NEED to take W to this! I keep meaning to check it out but keep forgetting but this post has cemented it for me, putting it in the diary :) x

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  3. Ah, it was so fun! Really glad you came x

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  4. That looks like so much fun! Loving the edible art!

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  5. Lovely photos! I love doing bento type lunches for my daughter, i love the lunch you posted :) x

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  6. That looks like so much fun! Fab pictures too!! :)

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  7. This look so much fun, great photos xx

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  8. I need to go to this too...it looks brilliant and I'm sure all of mine would love it. Definitely going to organise this, thank you!

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  9. this looks fab! Kiki goes to something similar here and loves it!

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  10. I love art groups for children - we do lots of arts and crafts at home - I have resigned myself to having a tidy, glitter fre home by 2025! :)

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  11. Looks like they are all having a great time! I love arts and crafts with little ones - but yes it can get very messy!

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  12. This looks like a great group. Loads of fun to be had here!

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  13. We do lot's of arts and crafts at home (obviously - hence the blog!) But it does get messy and is a pain so having a group where the mess is cleared up for you is a fantastic idea!

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  14. Do you know, I've never made a face out of food before, and it's such a good idea for creating some fun! Some beautiful pictures here - it's great to see children getting creative like this.

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  15. this looks like so much fun! there should be an adult version too :)

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  16. The art group looks like a lot of fun. The bento style sandwich is super cute.

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  17. Hharr l just love this so much .x

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  18. Those sandwiches are ace :) we heavily rely on dinosaur sandwich cutters round this way!

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  19. What a fun group! When I was a kid, my friend's mum would make our dinner into faces when I would go around for tea!

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  20. Oh I love this so much - I find it easier to do crafts outside of the home - the little man seems to take direction better when there are other children around. I love the colouring and food art - great ideas :)
    Laura x

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  21. What a fab group! We need to find some more things like this now Baby is getting older x

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  22. sounds like fun and may even inspire my fuss pots ;)

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  23. This looks absolutely brilliant - how fun must it be when you're tiny? The idea of edible art is so fun too.

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  24. This looks like amazing fun for the kids (and the parents lol) x x

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  25. Fun looking food is always the best!

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  26. I'd love to take the kiddos to something like this, but I'm not sure I'd manage to hang on to them both at the same time! Great ideas for the plates though - I've got a whole stack of leftover paper plates at home that are waiting to be used up!

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  27. You can't beat giving free rein to complete creative flow of consciousness without having to clear up the mess afterwards! Looks like a lot of fun.

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