Art Playground Cheltenham: Business Start Up

The thrills and spills of a social enterprise start up

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All about the bugs and butterflies

In preparation for our free half term recycled craft workshops, I have been testing out some ideas, bulk buying pipe cleaners and collecting other people’s recycling to make bugs and butterflies with. Here’s a little sneak preview. You can make spring themed 3D cards or a caterpillar friend.

bugs and butterflies made from recycled bottle tops, egg boxes, sheet music and maps

The Brewery are very kindly hosting us again and to top it all off, their lovely designer Cathy has designed a rather fetching Facebook cover, Twitter header and web banner so we are looking rather slick in social media land.
As last time, the workshops are free and drop in, for all ages so we’d love to see you there.

Free recycled craft workshops at The Brewery, Cheltenham, 18 and 22 Feb 12-4pm


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Spring cleaning (and planning)

Happy January from Art Playground!

If you’ve wandered past The Brewery recently you may have noticed that our window display has all but gone. After the initial post-workshops-crash-out-and-sleep-for-Christmas, I’ve been packing up, sorting out and generally dismantling. Thanks to my very tolerant family and friends who drove carloads of stuff around, let me turn the spare room into a craft store and waited patiently to have their furniture returned to them.

Here’s Jamie sweeping up tinsel and twigs.
(What looks like a dead bird on the floor is actually a dustpan brush. Animal lovers, do not panic.)
Jamie sweeping up in The Brewery, Cheltenham. Clearing up after Art Playground workshops.

We’re currently planning for some February Half Term workshops and hopefully will be making a new window display very soon. I’m just instagramming some twigs and buttons and then all will be revealed. Not that I have an obsession with using twigs in art projects. Or I may have. A tiny bit. A lot. I love twigs. Don’t judge me.

Christina x