Help the Homeless with our Knitathon!

Help the Homeless this year by taking part in The Art Academy Knitathon!

This year we are appealing for donations of yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and any size knitted squares.  We’ll be putting the squares to excellent use by making blankets with them.  The Knitathon itself will take place in October 2017.

Would you like to get involved? We’d love to hear from you! If you can help in any way, call us on 07985 777 293 or drop into the studio and say hi.

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Easter Workshops

Book now for our egg-citing Easter Workshops!

April 10 – Easter Arts

There will be 3 workshops on today, all offering the same crafts, aimed for children from 4-12yrs. Each workshop runs for
1 1/2 hrs and costs £7.50 per child.
Choose and book your slot now –  contact 07985777293 AND pay in full.
(Only 6 spaces in each workshop)
Times are as follows
10-11.30
12-1.30
2-3.30
Children under 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

April 11 – Textiles Workshops

There will be 3 workshops on today, all offering the same crafts, aimed for children from 4-12yrs. Each workshop runs for
1 1/2 hrs and costs £7.50 per child.
Choose and book your slot now – contact 07985777293 AND pay in full.
(Only 6 spaces in each workshop)
Times are as follows
10-11.30
12-1.30
2-3.30
Children under 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

April 12 – Ceramics Workshops

There will be 3 workshops on today, all offering the same crafts, aimed for children from 4-12yrs. Each workshop runs for
1 1/2 hrs and costs £7.50 per child.
Choose and book your slot now – contact 07985777293 AND pay in full.
(Only 6 spaces in each workshop)
Times are as follows
10-11.30
12-1.30
2-3.30
Children under 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

April 13 – Fine Art Workshops

There will be 3 workshops on today, all offering the same crafts based on an Easter theme, aimed for children from 4-12yrs. Each workshop runs for
1 1/2 hrs and costs £7.50 per child.
Choose and book your slot now – contact 07985777293 AND pay in full.
(Only 6 spaces in each workshop)
Times are as follows
10-11.30
12-1.30
2-3.30
Children under 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

Ladies Shopping Night – 4 March 2017

ladies-shopping-nightCome and browse and sip wine at our ladies shopping night on the 4th March; there will be lots of handmade items for sale, made by our guest artists who will be on hand to discuss their work.

Our shop sells fabric, haberdashery, gifts, art and craft supplies and lots more.
Some of our students will also be showing off some of their work too 🙂

If you are an artist and would like to sell during this event please contact Donna on 07985777293.

Tickets to attend this event are £2.50 each and you receive a free glass of wine on arrival. You can pay on the night or drop into the studio and pick up a ticket.

Put the 4th March in your diary – 6 pm – 8 pm.

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Kids Crafting for Valentines Day

We are providing an opportunity for children co come along and do some crafting which will be Valentines Day themed.  They can make a special gift for someone they love.

All children under 6 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

11th February, 3 pm

£6.50 per child.

To book, please call Donna on 07985 777 293.

February Half Term Workshops

We’ve got some great workshops coming up for the February Half Term.

Making Puppets and Puppeteering

Suitable for children aged 6-12 years

Running for two days from 9.30 am – 1 pm Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February.

During this workshop each child will make their own puppet and learn the basics of puppeteering, bringing their puppet to life.

£28 per child.

Learning Together

Would you like to spend time with your son or daughter or grandchildren?  Learn to use a sewing machine, master the basics and making something together is not only great fun, but can be really rewarding and an opportunity to bond with that special person.

This workshop is designed for an adult and child 6 + to do togehter.

Wednesday 23rd February – 10 am – 12.30 pm

£25 for one adult and child.

To book either workshop contact The Art Academy using the below contact form or call  Donna on 07985 777 293.

 

Visit Santa’s Grotto in Cosham!

santa-clausIt’s that time of year when we are making lists, checking them twice, getting our knickers in a twist over Black Friday and really, really looking forward to when the prep is all done and we can just enjoy Christmas! We’d like to help you enjoy it even more with a wonderful free visit for your children to our grotto.

Father Christmas is making a special trip to Cosham on Sunday 4th, Sunday 11th, and Saturday 17th December between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm to take note of your children’s Christmas wishes.  All children will receive a small free gift and can enjoy seeing our elves at work in the Christmas Workshop.

We’ll have Christmas music playing, and adults can have a browse around The Art Academy shop for some unique and crafty gift ideas.

The visit to Father Christmas is free. There’s no need to book ahead, visits will be on a drop-in basis, but please do be prepared to wait if we get busy.

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Christmas Shopping Night this Friday

Halloween is over and talk of Christmas is officially now allowed. We’ve got an exciting shopping night taking place this Friday 11th November.  Doors open at 7pm as we welcome you with a glass of wine to sip whilst you browse our brand new shop.

We’ll have exhibitors selling vintage clothing, handmade gifts, including bags and jewellery, plus haberdashery and fabrics, arts and crafts kits, children’s craft kits and lots more.

Donna will also be on hand to chat to you about forthcoming courses and workshops at The Art Academy, so come along and see what’s available.

Tickets are just £2.50 and include your complimentary glass of wine.  Feel free to pop in and buy a ticket or you can pay on the door.

Here’s a sneaky peak at some of the lovely things on offer:

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Hello Autumn…

Autumn is well and truly here, with the leaves turning beautiful shades of oranges and reds, and glowing in the sun. We’ve got a packed workshop timetable this autumn, so why not book up and try something new?

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Adults can try our Therapeutic Art sessions – next session 13 October – no pressure, just fun experimentation with colours and mediums, and very relaxing. Come along and have a go!

Kids can try our Skateboarding taster session on the 22 October.  Children aged 7-12 can bring along their own skateboards (some are available to borrow but please let us know when booking if your child will need one) and try some basic skateboarding skills and tricks.  Elbow and Knee pads are recommended! Sessions run from 3 pm – 3.45 pm and 3.45 pm – 4.30 pm.  Please book ahead and meet at King George V Playing Fields at the entrance with the steps. Just £3.50 per child.

We’ve got our Halloween workshops for a spook tastic time – choose from Halloween Hocus Pocus Arts and Crafts, Movie Villains Musical Theatre or Horror Halloween Theatrical Make Up Course – for more on these click here.

We’re also really excited to tell you all about our Ladies Christmas Shopping Night taking place on the 11th November.  Just £2.50 a ticket, which will include a glass of wine and a raffle ticket. Come along and enjoy the chance to pick out some unique handmade gifts from local makers and crafters and get ahead this year!

For more information or to book please email Donna at theartacademyportsmouth@gmail.com.

 

Half Term Halloween Workshops

Get organised for this Half Term with our haunting Halloween Workshops for children from 4 to 12 yrs and teens 12yrs+!  We’ve got arts and crafts, musical theatre, games and an amazing not to be missed Theatrical Make Up Course! Read on to find out more about our three workshop opportunities for Half Term!

‘Movie Villains’
Spook-tacular Halloween Musical Theatre & Stage Art Workshop

Monday 24th – Friday 29th October 10 am – 2 pm
£65 per child, £55 for siblings

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Which movie villain are you?   Bring out your inner villain with our fantastic Musical Theatre workshop taking place this Autumn Half Term!

Taken by our very own musical theatre teacher Leah Lloyd of Princess Party Entertainment and Friends, Stage Art will be taken by Art Academy’s owner Donna Holmes.  Make-up and costumes will be provided by our senior students.  Show day takes place on  Friday 28th October, 2.30 pm, a great chance for parents to see your skills in action! Suitable for children aged 6-12 years.

 

Hocus Pocus Halloween Games with Arts & Craft for Kids

Sunday 23rd October, 12 – 2.30 pm
£12.50 per child
Suitable for children aged 4-12

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Horror Halloween Theatrical Make-up Course

Monday 24th – Thursday 27th October 2.30 pm – 4 pm, Friday 28th October 10 am – 3 pm
For Senior Students aged 12+ years
£40 per student

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If you’re over 12 and want to learn how to use latex and face paints to create realistic looking wounds and scars then this is the course for you! All materials provided.   Students will get the opportunity to put what they’ve learnt into practice by helping our team prepare out younger students for their musical theatre show on Friday 28th October.  This is a fantastic opportunity, not to be missed!   Photo shoot included for portfolio purposes.

Interested in any of the above workshops? Then get in touch to find out more or book! You can use the below contact form or call Donna on 07985 777 293 or email theartacademyportsmouth@gmail.com.

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The Great British Sewing Bee 2017

We’ve just spotted an article in The Sun about applications for The Great British Sewing Bee 2017.  Apparently, applications for next year’s show are due to open very soon – who fancies giving it a go?

The criteria is quite strict so you must be an amateur sewist, and mustn’t have worked as a dressmaker or similar previously  – take a look at The Sun’s article here for more information!

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