Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Crafty Kwak's Art, Design and Craft class, Southfields.

I very happy to announce that I am embarking on a new venture. From Monday 17th February, this coming half term I shall be hosting the first Crafty Kwak's Art, Design and Craft class at Salt & Pepper in Southfields, London. The classes are suitable for all children aged between 3-8 years and will be held every month at Salt and Pepper from here on. Subject to numbers the class will hopefully become every 2 weeks shortly. Ages 3- 4years will be held on Mondays and 5-8 years will be held on a Saturday afternoon. On months, like this month where there is a school holiday all children will be on the Monday. In each class I will cover a different seasonal or themed topic, and children will leave the lesson with new skills and a three dimensional product they can play with, use as decoration or give away as a gift. I will post the flyers on here for each month and hope to share some of the creations the children create. I am also in the process of building a website solely for Crafty Kwak's classes. For details please read the flyer below which is now littering the local area and filling the inboxes of many a local parent with school aged children.


So here are all the details. If anything is unclear, please do ask. So this months theme is Chinese new year and what better to make than a Chinese dragon. I had so much fun making this bad boy:

Dragon puppet:

So one hand operates his mouth and the other moves the tail to help him dance. We will be making simplified versions of this dragon puppet during the class with the older age groups. 

Felt lantern garland:

This garland is for the window display, I made the little lanterns out of felt and strung them upon butchers twine.

Hanging Chinese globes:

These colourful globe lanterns were super simple to make. Highly decorated versions of these are what I have planned for the little children.

Window Display:

I dragged my lucky cat, aka Prawn cracker over to partake in the display. My babies were most surprised to spot him, when we next walked past.

Another angle:

Spot the pumpkin bottom between prawn cracker and the dragon? It looks like a lion... Amazing.

So if you live in the area, or know someone who does and maybe interested pretty please, do pass on this info on. And if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for the class, please also share.

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