Archive of Posts for July 2012

Summer News from MakeArt

Party Boxes

Now available to buy in store or online are our new “party in a box” kits.  Have a fabulousMakeArt Decoupage party at home with all your friends.  These kits contain everything you need to decorate animals and boxes.  Contents include several Decopatch paper sheets, animals, boxes, glue, brushes, table cloths, individual place mats and instructions.  This is a great alternative for when you can’t get to us or we don’t have availability on the day you would like.  Prices start at £65 for a party of 6.  For more details visit

New items in stock

We have been listening to suggestions from you about wanting more things to decoupage, so we now have several new things for you to do here in the studio.  Come and have a go at decoupage on a hot air balloon or try one of the new animal shapes, such as these storks. We also have tea light lamps to decoupage and paper lampshades are finally back in stock!

If glass painting is the craft for you, how about trying one of the new shapes of tea-light holders or a glass plate or photo frame.  Or try painting a new square shaped ceramic plate in the pottery painting range.

Summer Offer

Throughout August we will be offering 10% discount on decoupage papers.  Come and take advantage of this offer and stock up on your paper supplies.

Make and eat cake!

When you are next visiting why not try some of our new snacks and cakes while you’re making.  We regularly have lemon drizzle cake, paradise slice, rocky road and flapjacks.  These are made by the Wicked Cake Company and are new to us, so let us know what you think of them.  Also, look out for guest appearances of tasty quadruple chocolate or lemon and white chocolate muffins and carrot cake.  Plus we have refreshing raspberry lemonade from the Luscombe Organic company for sale, as well as Innocent smoothies in cartons, perfect for little ones.

Loyalty card scheme

We would like to hear your thoughts on having a MakeArt loyalty scheme in place to offer something back to our regular customers and supporters!  If you have any comments or suggestions please get in touch and let us know whether this would appeal to you.


Best wishes from the MakeArt team! 

July 20th, 2012

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My Work Experience by Lottie Rademaker

For my work experience at make art has been great! I think Make art is a cosy and welcoming place, I really enjoyed working there and it was great to find out how the business works.

I love all the different things available in the shop and I was never bored! I enjoyed making the art kits for children to take home, and making and designing the window display!

Working at Make art has been great experience for me and hopefully this will help in my, future work life. Thanks for the great experience!


July 14th, 2012

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“My Work Experience” by Sam

I thought that my experience while working with Make art was good and I had lots of fun working here. Since I started I have learnt lots of new skills while on my work experience. Skills in the arts, such as all the work that goes into pottery making and all about Decopatch.

I have also learnt some social skills when working and communicating with customers. During work experience I have learnt how to organize myself better when doing tasks that was set for me to do.

I had a chance to make my own product to sell in the shop, the product I made was something I was taught to make at school.     “yo-yo flowers” I had to make a packet with everything the customer will need to make the flower including instructions on how to make it.

Fabric brooch making kit


Over all I had an amazing experience here on my work experience with make art, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a work experience placement.

July 5th, 2012

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St Leonards Primary School Visit MakeArt!

On Thursday 28th June we had a group visit from St. Leonards C of E Primary School. We had a fun packed morning leading two classes of pottery painting. Both classes were currently studying ‘The Olympics’ at school and wanted to design and paint their own mug based on this topic. During the weeks running up to the workshop, all the pupils had created designs for their mugs. After an introduction to the tools, paints and equipment, the pupils got stuck in and very successfully got their designs onto their mugs. The standard was very high and the range of designs was very diverse, especially as they had such a definite topic to work to. We hope the pupils enjoyed their workshop as much as we did having them visit us!

“A very worthwhile experience. The ceramic painting workshop supported many aspects of our creative curriculum. The atmosphere was calm and purposeful, even with 24 ten year olds! We really appreciated expert support and advice in planning our visit.”

Ruth Milankovic
Year 5 Teacher
St. Leonards C of E Primary School, Exeter

July 2nd, 2012

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