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A crafty Christmas at The Base

We have an amazing range of fantastically festive workshops in store this later this year providing the perfect opportunity for you to catch up with friends in the run-up to Christmas!

Our Gallery will be transformed into a craft making grotto for a series of special workshops with Honesty at The Base providing their infamous mince pies and a festive drink...

Join Judith Needham to Make a Willow Reindeer to sit proudly at the centre of your Christmas table or try your hand at Making a Willow Star to show off on the top of your tree or display on a wall all year round. Using a whole range of basketry techniques, you get lots of learning in Judith’s classes, as well as a really impressive creation to take home with you!

Often, it’s the Christmas wreaths adorning front doors that signals the Christmas season is upon us. Professional florist Kate from Martha Rose, will guide you through the steps to create your own Floral Christmas Wreath. Or if you fancy making a wreath than is sustainable and can last for years, join Sophie Hale with Chunky Knit Christmas Wreath Making where she will teach you how to make your very own eco-friendly wreath using luxury giant wool.

Create your own beautiful robin, learning how to sculpt, join and layer coloured copper wire with Flora Gare in Drawing with Wire: Christmas Robins or create your own Silk Painted Christmas Cards with Helen Mortimer where, using iron-fixed silk paints, you will learn a range of techniques and will create some beautiful cards to share with friends and family... after all, Christmas is a time for giving!

Festive workshops held in our Lookout Studio feature...

Join Shirley Eccles and create your own glass wreath or festive decorations and gifts in her popular festive workshop Glass Fusing: Festive Wreath and Decorations workshop. Or learn a new skill and make something beautiful with our Christmas Calligraphy, Gold Leafing for Beginners and Festive Decoupage Day workshops. You can even get Christmas party ready and give your jewellery box a festive make-over with Bohemia Festive Earrings and Make and Bake Christmas Jumper Jewellery - there really is something for everyone!

Festive workshops for young people and families

Young people age 6 - 12 can join Base resident artist Cáit Gould to make Festive Clay Decorations or your little elves could create their own festive cards and decorations in our Children's Christmas Printmaking workshops, both whilst enjoying Honesty gingerbread biscuits and a festive

Rock your matching jumpers around the Christmas tree as families are invited to design their own unique festive outfits with illustrator and graphic designer Mark Bijak, in our Draw your own Family Christmas Sweatshirts workshop.

The question is, what are you going to create this Christmas...