Wire and bead sculpture on a boat

£90 / 2 Adults Per Ticket
2 hrs
Child prices also available
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What you'll do

Make your own wire and bead sculptures 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 sculptures with a range of flexible coloured wires to work with. There will be examples available to work from (dragonflies and birds are always a favourirte!) and you can of course come with your own ideas, or just get inspiration from exploring the materials. You have the option to make a hanging sculpture mobile or a standing wire piece to take home with you.

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

Upcoming dates


  • 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
  • Barbara will meet you at the marina gate when you arrive and your experience will be on the front boat deck which is private, covered and heated.

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


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.

How to get there

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£90 / 2 Adults Per Ticket
2 hrs
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.