With the festive season is fast approaching, Livability Holton Lee is excited to invite you to a week of Crafty Christmas workshops, from 23-27 November, with each day running from 10am – 12.30pm.

This is a new, accessible-to-all event this year and we are hoping to connect with our local community and our Service Visitors.

Each session is £15 and includes a light lunch which some of our regular Service Visitors, working with a local catering specialist, will produce using produce from the Livability Holton Lee garden. We have some really talented tutors leading the days.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited so please book your place by calling 01202 625 562 or email info.holtonlee@livability.org.uk.

The Crafty Christmas Workshops programme

Mon 23 November – Printmaking with Helen Brasher

Helen is an experienced printmaker and runs Studio 2 Printmakers and works with sparticipants on site at Livability Holton Lee. The morning will be exploring printing techniques with ink and leaves and the printing press to produce designs for Christmas Cards.

Tues 24 November – Wood Reindeers with Andy Matthews

Andy is an eco-therapist working within our Flourish Programme. He will be making wooden reindeers of various sizes for the garden, using materials from the site.

Wed 25 November – Ceramics with Dawn Thomas

Dawn is an experienced ceramicist and works with 15 days of Clay, an on site Ceramic Project. She will be working with air drying clay producing table centres and decorations.

Thurs 26 November – Watercolours with Sharon James

Sharon is an experienced artist in all mediums and is the artist in residence at L’Artishe Gallery. She will be exploring the brushstrokes in watercolours to produce unique designs for display or Christmas Cards.

Fri 27 November – Textiles with Jacky Engel

Jacky is an experienced seamstress, making bespoke clothing. She will be using textiles to produce unique Christmas decorations.

Pop-up art showcase

We will also be running a pop-up art showcase and Christmas gift shop in Faith House at Livability Holton Lee on 3 – 5 December, running between 10am – 2pm.

There will be opportunity to see some of the work produced at the Craft mornings and some work by the tutors and their projects. There will also be a shop with Christmas gifts from the garden including holly and Reindeer!

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