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A Bright Christmas at Slanchogled.

20 Nov

It’s that time of year again there is frost on the ground and a chill in the air. Christmas is coming and at Slanchogled we have been busy making all kinds of magical decorations for you to enjoy and make at home. Image

Here is our nativity scene. It looks fantastic and is simple and fun to make. We created our characters by threading wooden beads on to cotton reels. We then added felt for their clothes and used Posca paint pens to draw on the faces. The stars are made using our glass beads tied on to invisible string, stuffing for clouds, raffia for the hay in the barn and our card board Christmas trees for the background.


You can make an advent calendar with a difference this year. We have suspended carefully numbered parcels from the ceiling using simple papers and hemp string. We then added some sparkle by hanging baubles amongst them.


Our glitter covered stars can be used to make vibrant decorations, Christmas cards and to add flair to your present wrapping.


You can find glass jars full of coloured beads on the branches of our tree. 


They are dotted amongst our snowmen, reindeer and elves. 


We are looking forwards to the celebrations ahead with reefs, reindeer, wooden trees and shiny shapes in our arty grotto on Chalk Farm road. See you soon. 



Brand new winter Wednesday workshops.

8 Nov


We are very excited to announce the winter craft workshops we have organised for our Wednesdays after school arts and crafts club. Each week we will have different winter craft activities for you to enjoy including sewing, puzzle drawings, Christmas card design, snow globe making and more. Spaces get booked up quickly so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. See you there…

Adult Workshops This Autumn

13 Aug

We are excited to announce a range of brand new workshops for adults. They will continue to run every Tuesday, 18.30 – 20.30 in our lovely studio space.

Creative workshops fro adults, arts and crafts camden

Tuesday 17th September and Tuesday 8th October – Cards Crafts

Let your creativity run wild at our cards crafts workshop. This two hour workshop will encourage you to develop your own new ideas, as you learn some of the secrets behind making stylish and quirky home made cards.

Tuesday 24th September – Paper cutting

Learn how to paper cut and create your own beautiful cut out pictures. Take inspiration from a range of paper cuttings to learn how to effectively produce your designs using a scalpel and a cutting mat.

Tuesday 1st October – Scrapbooking

Learn how to bind and build your very own unique scrapbook using a wide selection of high quality papers, tread, buttons and more in a fun and sociable environment.

Tuesday 15th October – Decoupage Key Cupboards

Choose from a wide range of papers and serviettes and create a shabby chic key cupboard for your home, at our decoupage workshop.

Tuesday 22nd  October – Halloween costume making

Get your costume ready for Halloween and our spooky Halloween workshop where you can stitch, sew, stick and paint to create a suitably horrifying costume.

Booking is easy as usual, just give us a call on 02072844762, or let us know your preferred session by email, at contact@slanchogled.com!

Price £25 per workshop.

Lighthouse Workshop

11 Aug


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In just under two weeks it will be time for our lighthouse work shop for kids! We’ve been busy preparing and are very excited to give you a sneak peek at what you could be making.

The lighthouse is made from wooden pieces and also comes with a fully working light to shine brightly in your room. You will get the opportunity to then decorate your lighthouse with paint, pens and moss to create that seaside feel as well as trying your hand at a bit of electronics.

Spaces on our workshops have booked up fast but we still have some availability. If you’d like to join us and create your very own lighthouse then you can email us at contact@slanchogled.com or give us a call on 0207 284 4762.

Don’t forget we have many other workshops for kids (and grown ups) if you’d like to try something different. Check our facebook or website for more details of whats coming up this summer.

Summer Crafternoons

7 Jul


With school nearly finished we’re excited for the summer holidays to start! We’ve got a packed summer full of crafternoons over July and August . We’ve planned five days of workshops, each holding a different creative adventure, and not only that, but we’ll also spend twice as much time on our exciting projects than usual!

We’ll be meeting every Wednesday and Friday between Friday 26th July and Friday 30th Augustfrom 2pm to 4pm. You can join a single workshop or come to all of them! Just remember to book in advance as spaces are limited to 8 per session.

We Love to Gift Wrap

4 Jul



Here at Slanchogled we love gift wrapping. We do this as a complimentary service for you. If you’re chosing a present for someone then just let us know and we would love to gift wrap it for you, because we enjoy doing it with every single fold of the paper.


Get Creative With Paper Butterflies

25 Jun

Get Creative With Butterflies

We’ve created a simple yet beautiful display in store using cut out butterflies and paper coated wire.

We selected white butterflies with a pearl finish but you could chose any colour with either a pearl or matt look. Using a needle to pierce a hole in the butterfly, we then thread through some paper coated wire. Again we went for white but you could change the look with different colour paper wire. Once the wire has been thread through, simply create a loop/knot in the wire to ensure the butterfly does not move beyond this point. Then, thread as many butterflies on the wire as you would like (we went for approx 28).

We then decided to hang our string of butterflies from the ceiling and repeated the process several times to create a cascade of many falling butterflies.

You can always experiment using different colours and try hanging the butterflies from the ceiling as we did, or drape over objects to create a lovely decoration.

Arts & Crafts Wednesdays

15 Apr

Creative workshops children Slanchogled arts and crafts Camden

After an exciting Easter break packed with crafty activities, and with the sunshine finally out to inspire us all, here is our brand new program of creative workshops this Summer Term:

April 17th – Dream Catchers

April 24th – Jungle Window Painting

May 1st – Clay + Paint Dragond

May 8th – Make a Kite

May 15th – Fabric Painting: Make your own T-Shirt

May 22nd – Mask Decorating

Wednesdays, just after shcool – 4:15pm – 5:15pm

All workshops are suitable for ages 6 and up. Booking is required as spaces are limited to 6 per session. To book, give us a call on 02072844762 or drop us an email at contact@slanchogled.com!

Half Term Crafternoons

8 Feb

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After two months of workshops with so many wonderful and creative children at Slanchogled, we are particularly excited about this month’s half term! A week off school is good enough, but that also gives us more time to create stuff together!

We’ve planned five days of workshops, each holding a different creative adventure, and not only that, but we’ll also spend twice as much time on our exciting projects than usual!

We’ll be meeting every day between Monday 18th and Friday 22nd, from 2pm to 4pm. You can join a single workshop or come to all of them! Just remember to book in advance, and the full list of workshops during half term is here.

In the meantime, if you are walking down Chalk Farm Road, look out for our new window! Jenny has painted the whole display especially for the half term workshops, see some of the action here!

See you soon for a crafty afternoon!


Workshops for Children

17 Jan

workshops children arts and craftsFollowing the creative buzz of Christmas and all the crafty projects we did together during the festive season, here’s a new series of workshops for the young ones, aged 6 and over.

From modelling clay to constructing mosaics, drawing places of imagination, creating stories and new creatures – Jenny from Jenny’s Wonderwalls will be taking children on an exciting journey. They will experiment with a variety of materials to bring a fantasy world to life and share it with kids their age!

Workshops will take place every Wednesday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, making the series an exciting and engaging after-school activity. Every week will bring a new theme, for this and next month, have a look at the detailed program on our Facebook page.

Places are taken quickly so call in advance to book!