Summer Creators - Craft

Welcome to Summer Creators!

Kids as well as grown-ups of all ages will find something to build, make and create at East Quay this summer! With a variety of different creative themes running each week of the school holidays, we have plenty to keep whole families from getting bored.

Activities are often FREE drop-ins (donations welcome), as well as lots of artist-led bookable activities available for a small charge (please see each event listing for further information and booking).

Try out new crafts and develop new skills. Try your hand at macrame, crochet, wet-felting, knitting techniques and paper cutting among others whilst we all add to a giant paper weave in the courtyard throughout the week.

MONDAY 29 AUGUST

Summer Creators: Giant Paper Weave

This week is craft week, come and join in our group build!  We will be launching this on Monday as a family drop in session but it will be available all week to add to if you are visiting East Quay on a different day. This group paper weave will be showcased all week for you to add to the ongoing display.  Colour, mark make and pattern a stripe of paper or card to add to the weave.

Join us in the Courtyard from 10-11am for the Group build. FREE

Summer Creators: Magic Macramé

Come have a go at the magic art of macramé - a decorative knotting technique. It was long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to cover anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships. You will learn some basic knots and have a go at making a mini macramé textile item.

This workshop takes place in the Courtyard and Creator Space from 2-4pm, costs £5 and is suitable for age 12+.

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TUESDAY 30 AUGUST

Summer Creators: Giant Paper Weave

This week is craft week, come and join in our group build!  We will be launching this on Monday as a family drop in session but it will be available all week to add to if you are visiting East Quay on a different day. This group paper weave will be showcased all week for you to add to the ongoing display.  Colour, mark make and pattern a stripe of paper or card to add to the weave.

Available in the Courtyard all day from 10am to add to the Group Build. This is an unmanned activity. FREE

Summer Creators: Crochet a Bunny

This is a beginner workshop to learn to crochet, you will learn the basic double crochet stitch and have the opportunity to carry on and make a little bunny.

This workshop takes place in the Creator Space from 2-4pm, costs £5 and is suitable for age 12+.

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WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST

Summer Creators: Giant Paper Weave

This week is craft week, come and join in our group build!  We will be launching this on Monday as a family drop in session but it will be available all week to add to if you are visiting East Quay on a different day. This group paper weave will be showcased all week for you to add to the ongoing display.  Colour, mark make and pattern a stripe of paper or card to add to the weave.

Available in the Courtyard all day from 10am to add to the Group Build. This is an unmanned activity. FREE

Summer Creators: Woolly Workshop

This workshop is all things woolly… come and have a go at making some pompoms, tassels, straw weaving, finger and loo roll knitting. It is a fun drop in workshop for all ages.

Join us in the Courtyard from 2-4pm. FREE

THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Summer Creators: Giant Paper Weave

This week is craft week, come and join in our group build!  We will be launching this on Monday as a family drop in session but it will be available all week to add to if you are visiting East Quay on a different day. This group paper weave will be showcased all week for you to add to the ongoing display.  Colour, mark make and pattern a stripe of paper or card to add to the weave.

Available in the Courtyard all day from 10am to add to the Group Build. This is an unmanned activity. FREE

Summer Creators: Felt Art

In this family workshop, we will create a piece of felt from scratch. Using wet-felting techniques involving lots of soapy bubbles, we will explore colour and create interesting patterns and possibilities.

This workshop takes place in the Creator Space from 10-12pm, costs £5 and is suitable for age 6+.

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Summer Creators: Paper Cutting Landscapes

Have a go at Scherenschnitte (which means "scissor cuts" in German) a swiss paper cutting craft. Learn the techniques and create some lovely intricate designs and patterns. This is a very therapeutic craft that is time consuming but also very rewarding! This workshop will involve using sharp craft knives to cut card and so is suitable for those aged 12+.

This workshop takes place in the Creator Space from 2-4pm, costs £3 and is suitable for age 12+.

Book your place

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Summer Creators: Giant Paper Weave

This week is craft week, come and join in our group build!  We will be launching this on Monday as a family drop in session but it will be available all week to add to if you are visiting East Quay on a different day. This group paper weave will be showcased all week for you to add to the ongoing display.  Colour, mark make and pattern a stripe of paper or card to add to the weave.

Available in the Courtyard all day from 10am to add to the Group Build. This is an unmanned activity. FREE

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