October Half Term 2021

25th October: 9.30-12.00: Painted Acorns: paint up a collection of these miniature treasures that have been carefully oven dried and sprayed to preserve them. Make a special treasure bag to keep these special jewels in or an Autumn wreath to display them on.

25th October: 1-3.30: Make a Mandrake: to keep you company using hand decorated miniature terracotta pots, dried leaves and clay, very messy!

26th October: 9.30-12.00: Leaf Relief: burnish your own leaf design as glorious 2d art to hang on your wall using pressed leaves, aluminium foil and metallic paint, also messy!

26th October: 1-3.30: Autumn Tree: weave a beautiful miniature tree using wool, willow and embroidery thread to hang in your bedroom

27th October: 9.30-12.00: Day of the Dead 2d Art: paint up a gloriously bright sugar skull to hang on your wall

27th October: 1.3.30: Harry Potter Madness: create dragons eggs and miniature spell books using the special harry potter alphabet

28th October: 9.30-12.00: Day of the Dead masks: create a bright animal mask to wear in the Alebrije tradition

29th October: 9.30-12.00: Make a miniature house and garden: using dried and painted flowers and found objects, design your own miniature home for miniature people as a table-top display

29th October: 1-3.30: More Harry Potter Madness: create the unique Hogwarts crest using transculent inks and make origami envelopes to hold your special letters and other surprises.

All workshops are £26 and can be booked as single sessions, if you wish to stay all day the cost is £65, please bring your own lunch. Snacks are provided half way through each workshop.

Easter 2021

12th April: 9.30-12: Paper Butterflies: design, paint up and make your own beautiful origami butterflies to make into a mobile or to make a fabulous art installation for your room

13th April: 9.30-12: Garden windchime: make a wondrous creation using corks, shells, cutlery, stones, beads and driftwood to hang in your garden and keep the birds company.

14th April: 9.30-12: Worry Pets: using pom poms with googly eyes and all manner of wool and materials to make their own special homes. Can be safely taken to school and on special outings.

15th April: 9.30-12: Tile painting: using ceramic tiles to hand paint and design coasters for summer days using various techniques including acrylic paint pouring

16th April: 9.30-12: Decoupage boxes: make little boxes for your treasure, themed for spring using all sorts of beautiful materials.

All workshops take place in my art studio in St Peters, each workshop costs £26 including all materials and light refreshments.

Christmas Workshops 2020

December 21st: 9.30-12.00pm: Salt dough christmas tree decorations: hand colour your dough, pattern and add sparkle to make gift tags, place settings and tree decorations.

December 22nd: 9.30-12.00pm: decorate large 3D J O Y letters: using multi-media to give as unique cards, or decorate your own home and spread the joy.

December 23rd: 9.30-12.00pm: christmas lanterns: make unique lanterns for outside and inside using battery charged candles

December 24th: 9.30-12.00pm: christmas wreaths: for inside and outside, for the table, for your door, to hang and drape and make your home beautiful using natural and hand made items.

and then towards the New Year…

December 29th: 9.30-12.00pm: Friendship bracelets: make a variety of bracelets for your friends as a new years gift

Wednesday 30th: 9.30-12.00pm: sculpture: using willow to make new year stars, fish and dream catchers to make your wishes for the new year come true

Thursday 31st: 9.30-12.00pm: The New Year : design and make a beautiful notice board to hang on your wall to attach your new year resolutions to and upcoming important events. We will also make New Years Day crackers and paper fortune teller games to predict what’s in store for the New Year.

All workshops are £26 and include all materials and a biscuit and a juice half way through the workshop. All workshops are aimed for children aged 7+



October 26th 9.30-12Watercolour leaf resist: an explosion of colour using watercolour, oil pastels and felt pens to make a piece of wall art

October 27th: 9.30-12Bottle weaving: using recycled containers and brightly coloured ribbons, wool and beads to create gorgeous vases and useful containers.

October 27th: 1-3.30Dotted pumpkins: – getting inspiration from the artist Yayoi Kusama, (who said “pumpkins are visually humorous” when asked why she painted them so often), we will create wild and dynamic wall art using bright colours, shapes and patterns.

October 28th: 9.30-12: Quilling art tree – using paper to create a fantastical piece of wall art using bright colours and design.

October 28th: 1-3.30: Modelling: Using porcelain clay we will make little people and animals and decorate a matchbox for them to travel home in safety (porcelain might need to dry overnight before being taken home)

October 29th: 9.30-12: Your perfect house: Design a house from a box using your imagination and a vast supply of multi media materials.

October 30th: 9.30-12: Black cats, bats and owls: (and any other ideas) using paint, silver and gold pens and multi media and special twig frames to hang our postcard size art.

October 30th: 1-3.30: Designer Halloween hats of all sizes, whether it be a wild and woolly affair or a fat orange pumpkin, the crazier the better using all manner of materials.

Each session is £26 including juice and a biscuit half way through.  Should your child wish to stay all day, please supply their own lunch, cost for all day is £65.

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6th April: Easter Wreaths: taking inspiration from Mexico we will make paper flowers, design spring birds and decorate eggs to make a wreath to hang on your front door or your bedroom door.

7th April: Easter Tree: Make a beautiful white painted Easter tree using ribbon, eggs, birds as inspiration. Lots of gooey mess and construction involved as well as more delicate weaving and decorating. Makes a gorgeous table decoration.

 14th April: Pinwheels: design your own art paper to make into these gorgeous spinning wall mounted pieces of art.

15th April: kite Making: design and make your very own kite using mixed media based on the Japanese principles of Koinobori design.

17th April: Weaving Spring Baskets: using brightly coloured raffia and ribbon, design your own basket with a hand painted base.


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Monday 23rd December:  Christmas Wreaths and table decorations – once again we will get tangled up in ivy, holly, pine cones, ribbons, felts and all things seasonal using a willow base.  Great fun for all the family, come and make something for your neighbour or friend!

9.30-12 or 1-3.30    £25 which includes all materials and a biscuit and juice.

Tuesday 24th December: Crackers! – make as many as possible, personalised and unique to your family including special crackers for pets – please feel free to bring little gifts to put inside, I will have an assortment of gifts (though not suitable for animals).

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  1. Vanessa Cairns September 30, 2020 at 12:31 pm #


    Please can I book my daughter Marnie (age 7) and son Theo (age 5) into work workshop for Friday 30th?

    My number is +447839197712

    Many thanks

    • lemmonforart September 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

      Hello Vanessa, many thanks for your comments. The children’s workshops are aimed for ages 7+ only because the fine motor skills are better developed from this age and I think Theo might struggle a little. Would you like me to book in Marnie on the Friday 30th and if so, which class would you like. We are designing postcard art mounted on twig frames in the morning and halloween hats in the afternoon. Best wishes, Frances

      • Vanessa Cairns October 5, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

        Hi Frances, I’m so sorry but I’ve only just seen your reply. Please can I book Marnie Cairns for Friday 30th morning session. Thank you for your help, Vanessa

  2. lemmonforart October 5, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

    Yes of course, many thanks, Frances

  3. Siiri Skerker March 18, 2021 at 9:41 am #

    How do we book a child in for the worry pets on the 14 th April please

    • lemmonforart March 18, 2021 at 9:51 am #

      Hi Siiri, thanks for your message. To book the workshop, you can bank transfer the payment over, if you’d like my details please email me on: . It would also be useful to have the name and age of your child so that I can put them down on my register. Many thanks, Frances

  4. Linsey September 28, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

    Would love to book my children in for the October half term art workshop – we have been looking for art classes for a long time and only just found this! We’re very excited!

    • lemmonforart September 29, 2021 at 7:04 am #

      Hi Linsey, glad to hear it. Would you like to email me on and I’ll explain how to book for the half term workshops coming up, best wishes, Frances

      • Linsey English October 9, 2021 at 9:49 am #

        Hi, the email address doesn’t seem to work. Can you please email me on Looking for availability for 3 children 7-11.


      • lemmonforart October 9, 2021 at 10:25 am #

        I’ve just emailed you a reply to your query on, best wishes, Frances

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