Archive of Posts for July 2013

My Work Experience by Beth…

I’m extremely thankful to MakeArt for allowing me to do my placement in their studio; I had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities that I recieved.

As a Textiles GCSE student, the first project I was given was to design a ‘craft kit’ that would be sold as part of the ‘kids kits’ range. I spent a long while deciding what would be appropriate and what to create that wasn’t already on offer; I designed and made a ‘felt flower brooch kit’ which is now for sale in the MakeArt shop.

I was also given the opportunity to re-design the window display – changing it from a spring theme to a summer theme. This was the project I enjoyed most during my time at the studio. I explored all the materials that were at my disposal and finally came to a decision of what to do – the seaside. I made ice lollies from card and wooden sticks, made a Decoupage fan and created tissue paper waves with the help of Sian we completed the new summer window display. I did many other things while at MakeArt: made some jewellery and displayed it, reorganised the Decoupage display shelf, glazed some customer’s pottery ready for the kiln and general tidying jobs.

I have very much enjoyed my work experience and would recommend MakeArt to anyone looking for work experience, who is interested in crafts or after a place to do activities with friends – no matter what your age or gender, there is something for you!

July 19th, 2013

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Create your Summer…

Create your summer with these inspiring ideas available from Make Art. These projects are suitable for most ages and can be done in our lovely studio shop where we have teas, coffee and other refreshments available… a great activity for the summer holidays that can be enjoyed by all.

Paint your own bag or t shirt for the beach:

Or why not set sail a boat… New in: these greatĀ Sailboat kits.

Light up your garden with these beautiful tea light holders that you can design and paint … great for BBQs

Or send family and friends a message with an original postcard, designed by you!

Make going back to school fun and stand out in the classroom with stationary that you can paint or decoupage how you’d like!

For these and more creative ideas just pop into the Make Art shop, we’re open Tuesdays- Saturdays 10- 5:30.

Happy Summer!!


July 12th, 2013

Posted In: Family Crafts

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