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Story Ceramics

Age: old enough to listen to a story and enjoy painting with you: 18 months up to 3yrs

pop-in any time between 10am-5pm Tues-Fri during term-time with your littlie (bring a friend to join in the fun!)

choose a book to share from our  Story Menu  or, Bring your little one's Favourite Book, then,

choose a ceramic keepsake to paint together that is linked to the story - our menu will provide you with ideas and inspiration - the cost depends on the item you choose to paint: starting from £6.95...

Your little one can enjoy a drink and a biscuit to round off the activity just the same as our Holiday Activity Workshop (see below).

Regrettably any damage caused to our story books will be charged to your bill.




Holiday Group Activity Workshop
Tues & Fri at 10am
£8 per child per workshop (this is a discounted group rate, the story and keepsake to paint is pre-allocated by Hands-on Art)
INCLUDES:
  • Story time led by a dedicated member of our team who will encourage the children to actively engage with the story;
  • A ceramic painting project for you and your child to enjoy together, led by a dedicated member of our team, directly related to the Story and discounted from the shelf price of our pottery painting range;
  • Squash and a biscuit for each child once they have washed their hands and removed the apron provided by Hands-on Art.
Total Activity length: approximately 45 minutes (this depends on your child on the day)
Number of Places: Max 8 children per workshop (remember there will be 8 adults too!)

Please book Holiday Activity Workshops to avoid disappointment Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page.

Take a look at the photos below to see what you will be getting up to!
  • sometimes we paint a scene from the story,
  • sometimes we explore pattern (often using stickers!),
  • sometimes we paint a ceramic character,
  • sometimes we re-create the story character using our handprint! 
The children learn to use lots of tools: sponges, stamps, stencils, brushes, fingers and stickers! 
Watch their fine motor skills and concentration levels improve through the fun of creativity.
It's always amazing to see the transformation from powdery glaze to fired shiny permanent colour.


Please use the form on our  Holiday Activity page  to book Holiday Story Activity Workshops

or call the Studio tel. 01753 206 265 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

We use PayPal's secure payment system to accept all major credit and debit cards.
You will receive an emailed receipt from PayPal, then, within 48 hours, we will email you confirmation of your activity booking with a Unique ID. 
Please look for an email from: office@hands-onart.co.uk   as this is a business email it may well be accidentally redirected into your junk/spam folder.

A different story each week!


Nicole, Old Windsor Mum: "this is the only toddler activity club I've found that I have kept all my little girls' work from".

Settle your littlie onto our Story blanket and let the journey begin... 

After we have read the story, met the characters, shared the adventures and even added our own!... the children will don aprons, clamber onto a cushioned seat and join you to paint a pottery piece related to the story... take a look at the examples below to see what you might paint...

Tea or coffee is available to help you relax into the activity too!

After approx. half an hour the children will be encouraged to wash their hands (climbing the "magic steps" carefully) before having squash and a biscuit to round the morning off.



These activities will introduce the children to the different tools, equipment and techniques that can be used to decorate our pottery (at a reduced price) then, if you choose to come back another time to make gifts or just for fun they will know what to do.

Collect your fired keepsake the following week.

A memorable keepsake, unique to your child's creativity and imagination (and the story), every session.



For dates and Story details: see our Calendar or Facebook page





This activity is now available as a  Story Party 

for children aged 4 & under, at the suggestion of one of our regular Story attendees!

The Story Party Activity runs for approx. 45mins with a similar format to our Story Ceramics workshop: story, guided activity then followed by birthday cake or, you may wish to hire the tables for a little longer and stay for a Party Tea. 

The Story Party Activity cost per guest depends on the item you choose to accompany your story: tile, character figure, egg cup, character hanger etc. and includes a dedicated member of staff to meet & greet your guests; share the story; lead the activity; ceramic item; prep for firing & firing of the children's creations; individual wrapping of fired work ready for collection the following week.

There is a maximum of 10 children - as each small child will be accompanied by a parent that means 20 guests!! (you only pay for the children taking part in the activity).

Take a look at the stories below and call or email us for a quote.


 
Here are just some of the art adventures we have enjoyed during our Story Ceramics workshops.... 

  • sometimes we paint a scene from the story, sometimes we explore pattern (often using stickers!),
  • sometimes we paint a ceramic character,
  • sometimes we re-create the character using our handprint! 
We get to use lots of tools: sponges, stamps, stencils, brushes, fingers and stickers! 
It's always amazing to see the transformation from powdery glaze to fired shiny permanent colour.



Story Party ceramic suggestions
:

egg cup
gingerbread men hangers
6" tiles
mugs
figures (e.g. Norman the Snail)
plates
hanging stars

All-Inclusive Cost Includes:
  • staff member to meet & greet your guests;
  • tuition & supervision of the painting activity by a dedicated team member (not responsible for behaviour of your guests);
  • ceramic item per guest;
  • glazes;
  • aprons, tools & equipment appropriate to the painting activity;
  • cleaning & re-setting of activity tables for your party tea;
  • clearing up after your party;
  • preparation of ceramics for firing;
  • firing of your ceramics in our kiln;
  • wrapping of each item ready for collection a week later.
Party Tea option available, please enquire: tel. 01753 206 265 during Studio opening hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm or e. office@hands-onart.co.uk



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