Create Christmas wire decorations on a boat

What you'll do

Make your own wire and bead festive decs to share as unique gifts or decorate your home. You’ll be creating on the cosy (covered and heated) deck of a vintage Caribbean Cruiser boat in Portishead marina, away from the hustle and bustle.

Your host will be Barbara; an award winning local artist and sculptor. Barbara will have everything you need including inspiration, wire, beads and tools. She’ll help you create your own wire decorations with a range of flexible coloured wires to work with. There will be examples available to work from and you can of course come with your own ideas, or just get inspiration from exploring the materials.

If you would like to book other times/dates in the please contact Barbara, they can be arranged

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine (or coffee) with blankets to get cosy as you discover your creative side and have a relaxing sculpture session whilst floating in the beautiful Portishead marina.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Make your own wire and bead festive decs to share as unique gifts or decorate your home. You’ll be creating on the cosy (covered and heated) deck of a vintage Caribbean Cruiser boat in Portishead marina, away from the hustle and bustle.

Your host will be Barbara; an award winning local artist and sculptor. Barbara will have everything you need including inspiration, wire, beads and tools. She’ll help you create your own wire decorations with a range of flexible coloured wires to work with. There will be examples available to work from and you can of course come with your own ideas, or just get inspiration from exploring the materials.

If you would like to book other times/dates in the please contact Barbara, they can be arranged

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine (or coffee) with blankets to get cosy as you discover your creative side and have a relaxing sculpture session whilst floating in the beautiful Portishead marina.

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Yuup extras

  • Mulled wine and cosy blankets are available when the weathers cooler.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The front deck art-making area is separate from living space and will be thoroughly sanitised
  • This is a private experience for two people and only yourselves and Barbara will be present
  • There is ventilation, hand gel and sanitising wipes available and space for safe social distancing
  • Barbara can wear a mask at all times or just when giving technical assistance and is happy to discuss this before you start the experience so that guests feel safe and relaxed

On the day

  • Your experience will be held on a boat in Portishead Quays Marina, where you’ll find on street parking or a pay & display at the Lock & Control building 5 mins away. The venue is 5 mins from a bus stop with regular buses to Bristol. The closest landmark is Hall & Wodehouse pub BS20 7FP.

  • Barbara will meet you at the marina gate when you arrive but it's necesaary to make contact before a session to arrange stuff so please message beforehand to can exchange numbers. Thanks :)

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 Bristol Art Workshops

Barbara is an artist and tutor that enjoys hosting hands-on, creative art workshops in Bristol and Portishead marina. In fact, she's been making art since she was a child and it's always been a huge part of her life. Barbara studied fine art and completed a masters in sculpture and has been exhibiting, creating projects and commissions ever since. She had a studio at Spike Island and then spent 10 years in Bangalore working in different parts of India, before returning to Bristol to live on a boat in Portishead. As well as being a part time tutor at Bristol School of Art and the Folk House, Barbara is now happy to be launching art workshops on her boat, exploring a range of creative making experiences.

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Your host

Barbara

Your host will be Barbara, an experienced artist and teacher. Barbara teaches at Bristol School of Art and the Folk House, and loves sharing art experiences which help people discover their creative side and have fun.

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Price
£98 / 2 Adults Per Ticket
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.