The most joyful art activities for families and for grown ups in Bristol. I admire their imagination, fun and level of quality they bring to their workshops.
If you were to ask any creative person, when was it they first fell in love with art, they would probably say when they were small. Children are naturally creative, scribbling, sloshing with paints, building detailed structures out of Lego. Unleashing our inner artist must come from an early age, and be allowed to flourish. Local duo Karen and Alice believe in encouraging children to be creative by providing well run, and professional workshops throughout the City.
Karen is an artist and designer with a degree in Textiles and Fashion and a passion for teaching art to young children. Her experience ranges from designing and managing her own clothing business to teaching at Reception level and running art workshops for secondary school children. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Henbury School, assisting in the Art and Textiles department. She also runs workshops in printmaking and sewing at registered charity One25.
Alice is an artist and a teacher. Her degree is in primary education and she has a background in fine art. Alice has taught in Finland and the UK, specialising in literacy and art. She also runs workshops for children at the RWA and is the specialist photographer for Art magazine. Alice is an award-winning photographer, working freelance in Bristol and beyond.
Karen and Alice bringing to you Let's Make Art and with this so much joy in Bristol! I cannot wait to be back in the UK and join the fun.
I have known and have worked with Let’s Make Art group for the last 3 years while managing The Island and Artspace Lifespace. From the first exhibition with art workshops in our Gallery space Let’s Make Art for Hearts with the British Heart foundation back in 2014 to the latest Jump Around party Kid Carpet at the old Victorian baths at Jacobs Wells Road; the team has truly changed the way I see the world and our city! In the last 3 years they made cardboard sculptures, they brought colour and music to the city, they created giant prints, they made colouring books for charity, brought together people from various age groups to play, party and create together. The bags of imagination and attention to detail in producing their events is admirable and the focus in bringing play in the heart of the city no matter the age or the background of participants is definitely something worth expanding and nurturing.