Creativity club with Chandos Atelier

What you'll do

Who said creative play was just for children? Its benefits of focusing the mind, relieving stress and boosting self-esteem are just as valuable for adults too.

So gather your friends and set yourselves up for a quirky morning of exploration. Two hours of joyful creativity awaits...

Your Chandos Atelier host will be Emma, an experienced Bristol maker who offers unique art workshops - who knows what you'll come out with.

This creativity club will feature:

  • • A theme for you to explore and interpret in your own way (from wirework, to silk painting and polymer clay)
  • • A table full of materials to choose from and experiment with - let your imagination run wild!
  • • Small groups (max. 8 guests) will be guided by your inspiring host, with over 20 years of experience making props and costumes
  • • The chance to unwind and have some fun with friends

What you decide on creating will be entirely up to you. Whether you want to use wire and foam to sculpt tiny creatures, make miniature outlandish costumes for wooden models, or freestyle with your medium, a glue gun and just build, build, build. Anything goes!

There will be paint, clay, fabrics, leathers, embellishments - pretty much any material you can think of, Emma's got it. Enjoy the process, let your mind wander and your hands explore. It’s time to make your very own masterpiece!

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Who said creative play was just for children? Its benefits of focusing the mind, relieving stress and boosting self-esteem are just as valuable for adults too.

So gather your friends and set yourselves up for a quirky morning of exploration. Two hours of joyful creativity awaits...

Your Chandos Atelier host will be Emma, an experienced Bristol maker who offers unique art workshops - who knows what you'll come out with.

This creativity club will feature:

  • • A theme for you to explore and interpret in your own way (from wirework, to silk painting and polymer clay)
  • • A table full of materials to choose from and experiment with - let your imagination run wild!
  • • Small groups (max. 8 guests) will be guided by your inspiring host, with over 20 years of experience making props and costumes
  • • The chance to unwind and have some fun with friends

What you decide on creating will be entirely up to you. Whether you want to use wire and foam to sculpt tiny creatures, make miniature outlandish costumes for wooden models, or freestyle with your medium, a glue gun and just build, build, build. Anything goes!

There will be paint, clay, fabrics, leathers, embellishments - pretty much any material you can think of, Emma's got it. Enjoy the process, let your mind wander and your hands explore. It’s time to make your very own masterpiece!

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Yuup extras

  • All your makes are yours to take home

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • This is a big workshop and we will all maintain a social distance
  • Hands can be sanitised on arrival and all the materials will have been quarantined for 48 hours before you use them
  • The workshop space will be well ventilated so perhaps bring warm clothes, and please feel free to wear your mask throughout

On the day

  • There is free on street parking after 5pm and on weekends and pay and display at all other times
  • Please don't wear your best clothes as things may get messy - aprons are available for those that need them
  • Warm clothes are a good idea so we can keep the space ventilated in line with Covid guidelines

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.

About Chandos Atelier

Chandos Atelier specialises in sharing freestyle, exploratory art and making experiences for everyone. It's run by Emma, who has been making props and costumes for over 20 years and now works out of her colourful Chandos Atelier studio, in Redland. In her experiences guests are free to experiment and explore with different materials and methods. Emma is very much of the ethos that there is no right or wrong when it comes to being creative, just safe practice and exciting art discoveries. Any experience at Chandos Atelier will be filled with fun, encouragement and creativity as you rediscover your artistic side and work together to make your own original art.

Your host

Emma Wreyford

Emma will be your host. She’s been running her art experiences since 2017 when she returned to Bristol after years working around the world making props and costumes for TV and theatre. Emma loves hosting groups of all ages and skills, and helping them to explore their creativity. Her making method is experimental, and she encourages everyone who comes along to explore their creativity and most of all, have fun.

How to get there

What people are saying

It’s such a pleasure to participate in anything that involves Chandos Atelier! It’s always really creative, fun, and brings a big smile to your face. I think it’s Emma’s attitude of genuine interest in your ideas and her encouragement to explore - there’s no right or wrong - just a great space to try things out, play, feel like you’ve learnt something - about art but also about yourself. We need more spaces like these in our lives! It’s a breath of fresh air and positivity that’s very freeing.

Helen , Sep 2020

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Chandos Atelier.

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

It’s such a pleasure to participate in anything that involves Chandos Atelier! It’s always really creative, fun, and brings a big smile to your face. I think it’s Emma’s attitude of genuine interest in your ideas and her encouragement to explore - there’s no right or wrong - just a great space to try things out, play, feel like you’ve learnt something - about art but also about yourself. We need more spaces like these in our lives! It’s a breath of fresh air and positivity that’s very freeing.

Helen , Sep 2020
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Price
£25 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.