Koi Fish have intrigued and inspired for centuries. They have been called ‘living jewels’ and ‘swimming flowers’ and embody a quiet beauty and mystery that’s both peaceful and intriguing. Koi fish have an unwavering ability to let go and go with the flow, trusting that life will take them to […]
Cherry Blossoms are known as sakura in Japan, and are a symbolic flower of the spring. The Cherry Blossom is a reminder of the fleeting nature of life and symbolises the transience of human existence. They are a gentle reminder to live your life to the fullest. In this workshop […]
Are you inspired by the beauty of nature and the plant world? Do you want to record nature in all its beautiful detail? Join the very talented Trish to learn the basics of botanical illustration. This live zoom session will give you a new appreciation of what you can do […]
Improve your skills in capturing likeness, proportions and facial expressions. With expert tuition from Farimah Eshraghi , students have the opportunity to explore various drawing mediums using photographs as a reference. Materials included.
Celebrating Matsudo Week, in this 3-hour workshop with paper artist, Michelle Lackenby, you will learn a variety of Japanese binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home. The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each […]
Explore the principles of drawing the human form from a live model. Led by the highly talented Farimah Eshraghi, this workshop is designed to help students understand the proportions of the human body and the concepts of light, shade and tone. Beginners welcome. Materials included.
This Paper Making Workshop with Michelle Lackenby is 3 hours of hands-on creative fun! We encourage you to reuse, reinvent and recycle and turn your paper scraps, veggie waste and garden cuts into your own handmade paper. You will learn the ancient art of paper making from start to finish! […]
Junko Azukawa grew up in Toyama, Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps, a region famous for the natural beauty of its landscape. With a lifelong study of calligraphy and ink painting, she has found peace and appreciation deep within and would love to share with you the […]
Unleash your inner artist and be inspired by Japanese Cartoon drawing. Build upon your cartoon skills and learn how to draw Manga characters and their features from our creative Toon Time and Comic Art Tutor – Nathan Cole. Ages 8+. Materials Provided.
Unveil the artist within and enhance your painting skills with this Plein Air Painting workshop. Suitable for children 6-12 years.
Catch your dreams in your own unique dream catcher. Please bring along a smock to the class. 8 years +
Make your own unique craft creation in this Scrunchie Sewing Workshop. (9 years+)
Unveil the artist within and enhance your painting skills with this Still Life Painting workshop. Suitable for children 6-12 years.
Learn a new weaving technique to create a Tassle Keychain. (6-12 years).
Discover the world of journaling through connecting art and language. Explore different journaling styles, self expression and learn loads of fun tips for decorating your journal! BYO snack. 13-16 years
Adult and child work together to create imaginative art pieces. Please bring along a smock to the class. 3-5 years.
Make your own one of a kind wearable work of art! The humble white T-shirt will be our canvas, using Sharpie pens we will create a super fun tie-dye style T-shirt. The results will be amazing. BYO white T-sihrt. 9 years +
Explore the techniques of hand stitching and embroidery. Using yarn and fabric, students will create a unique embroided artwork. 6-12 years.
Learn weaving techniques to make God’s Eye Yarn Stars. This is a traditional weaving technique originating in Mexico, but the technique has been adopted around the world as a fun and easy craft for kids using natural and recycled materials. (8+ years).
Children can let their imaginations run wild while exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.
Learn how to weave various forms and styles of baskets. Play with different materials, from locally sourced fibres to recycled fabrics and how to source them. Learn many weaving techniques, and expolre the various shapes and forms that can be created. Materials included.
Get into the holiday spirit and learn different weaving techniques to make a unique Christmas wreath from materials sourced from nature. It will look beautiful hanging on your front door in December! This activity is suitable for families with children aged six and over.
Working with a gel pen, Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photographic images. You will explore the negative spaces through mark-making to transform and shift the focus of the original image. Participants are welcome to bring their own photographs to draw on. All other images and materials […]
In this informative session with artist in residence, Emma Finch, you will learn what art therapy is, some of its benefits, who art therapy is suitable for and be presented with some case studies. You will also take part in some practical examples involving the removal of a concern or […]
Paper cutting is an ideal medium for creating gifts, cards, handmade books and wall hangings. Be inspired by the traditional folk art of paper cutting and the modern reinvention of this art form. Guided by artist Roma McLaughlin, make your own cut-outs using this intricate technique. Materials included.
Learn a new weaving technique and weave a rug from natural and recycled materials. 8+ years.
Master the technique of paper marbling to create stunning designs with beautiful colours and patterns. Have fun creating your own marbled paper, fabric marbling and see demonstrations of more advanced techniques. Marbled paper can be used to create beautiful gifts or to keep for yourself! Materials included.
Adult and child work together in this short hands-on tactile experience with Artist and Designer Ebony Balaz. The workshop is created specifically for preschoolers to engage their sensory perceptions and spark creativity. 3 – 5 years. Please bring along a smock to the class.
Make a whimsical dream catcher using vine weaving techniques. Take home a special keepsake that will look gorgeous hanging in your room. 8+ years.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the main principles of ink painting and will learn the central role of water to compose a balanced artwork. You will discover ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ techniques, and will experiment with layering effects to create light and darkness. You […]
In this hands on workshop with Roz Slade of Be Kind Textiles, you will learn the basic principles of natural dyeing using paper, plant materials, metals and mordants using steam. This workshop begins with a short stroll (optional) to forage and collect suitable plant material locally. You will use the […]
Exhibiting BHCAC Artist in Residence Brett Ashby will guide you to develop unique stencil designs and live art sketches. You will trace your limbs, paint this sketch and then photograph your painting. This photo will be added to an online slideshow and each participant will receive a QR code sticker […]
Adult and child work together to create imaginative art pieces. 3-5 years. Please bring along a smock to the class.
In this fun class kids learn how to build on their pencil and paper drawings and create digital masterpieces on their iPad. BYO iPad and please upload Tayasui Sketches App prior to session. 6- 12 years
Guided by artist Katherine Marmaras create your own unique masterpieces. Working with a gel pen, Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photographic images. You will explore the negative spaces through mark-making to transform and shift the focus of the original image. Participants are welcome to bring […]
Guided by artist Katherine Marmaras create your own unique masterpieces. Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photgraphic images in order to encorage you to view things differently. You will explore negative space and mark-making to divert your attention to the less obvious. Participants are welcome to […]
Learn the ancient craft of basketry in this full day intensive workshop. Learn how to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, how to prepare them and traditional techniques to create your own hand-woven functional basket or work of art. Incorporated in this workshop are the principles and ethics of permaculture. Materials included.
Use your imagination and colour to create a beautiful summer sea scene 6-12 years.
Upcoming BHCAC Artist in Residence Brett Ashby will guide you to develop unique stencil designs and live art sketches. You will trace your limbs, paint this sketch and then photograph your painting. This photo will be added to an online slideshow and each participant will receive a QR code sticker […]
This workshop is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and enjoy the Japanese art of flower arrangement, ikebana. Learn about the history, philosophy and elements of ikebana, and harness your creative expression to arrange your very own creation to take home. Materials included. BYO secateurs. This workshop is part […]