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Arts & Crafts Wednesdays

15 Aug

School is back, and so are our Arts & Crafts Wednesdays! Taking place weekly between 16.15 – 17.15, they are a great way to get creative after school, and spend a nice afternoon making new friends!

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Here’s the program for this autumn:

18th September – Design and decorate your own birdhouse

Use pens and paints, buttons, and beads to create a quirky cool birds house.

25th September – Graffiti workshop

Learn how to write graffiti style and create your own graphic art using paint pens on canvas.

2nd October – Picasso Paintings

Get inspired by Picasso’s incredible work and paint your own painting inspired by him using acrylics paints on canvas.

9th October – Autumnal Life Drawing

Our autumnal themed life-drawing workshop aims to engage and inspire. We will look at shape and form as well as light and dark and learn how to begin drawing from life.

16th October – Make your own clock

Take your time designing and decorating a funky wooden clock using mixed media and paint pens.

23rd October – Nature Mobiles

Bring nature inside as you create a beautiful wooden mobile for your room using a wide variety of materials from bark to ribbon.

Please note these workshops are designed for children aged 6 – 12.

Advance booking is necessary as we like to keep groups small and cosy – call us on 02072844762, or email contact@slanchogled.com to reserve your place!

Price: £10 per workshop

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Arts & Crafts Wednesdays

15 Apr

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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!

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Christmas Craft Workshops

15 Dec

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Set your sail towards the sun

7 Jul

A year ago, full on with the wind in our sails, we brought to London our experience, ideas, passion for creativity, together with all the bright colours we could fit. Anniversaries usually suggest retrospection, and, looking back, we thought we’d mark the occasion in a way that brought us closer to the start.

We began the voyage of Slanchogled in maritime Varna, Bulgaria over fifteen years ago, full of passion and enthusiasm, dreams and ambition. As an independent business it is overwhelming to see where the tides have taken us, and to have met such inspirational, daring and creative open minds all along the way.

It has been a year now since we set our anchor in Camden. Sea metaphors aside, with the approaching of summer, our innate nautical passion seems to grow stronger.

A fascination with boats became particularly obvious this week as we put careful effort into making this beautiful one for our window. We really liked the way it turned out, so we made some smaller ones too.

The big one takes some time but the materials are basic – cardboard, transparent paper, a few wood sticks to make it stable. We had to look at real boats to get the right model and it inevitably made us wish for an actual one, but it was still a lot of fun putting it together, and satisfying to see it take genuine shape.

On a smaller scale, you can easily make your own nautical craftwork, and we will show you exactly how. This Sunday from 11am, you’re welcome to join our Sailing Ships workshop! And because it’s our special occasion, you’re in for a special treat – it will be free!

And because children are among those who enjoy summer the most, currently in high anticipation of the coming holidays, we dedicate this exclusive workshop to them. It will be delivered by one of their peers too – the 11 year-old Ognyan, whose passion for boats was recently fueled by a trip to the south coastline near Brighton.

Join us for this very special workshop to mark a great year that has passed, welcome an exciting summer ahead, and share our love for the sea.

A skill to quill

30 Jun

The beautiful and awe-inspiring art of quilling has had a strong tradition in Europe for hundreds of years. A decorative technique for churches and religious objects, a convenient substitute to expensive filigrees and paintings were both among its initial purposes in the past.

What makes its popularity constantly grow in recent years though must be its accessibility and simplicity of materials. It requires very few supplies: strips of coloured paper, scissors, some quilling tools and transparent glue.

The quilling paper strips are usually around 3mm wide, and you don’t even have to cut them yourself (although you could, or maybe just shred paper), they come in a rainbow of colours, ready to be curled, twisted, spiralled and shaped.

The basic tools are much like long needles (to twist strips around) and curved tweezers (for assembling), and can also be found ready-made. Accompanying them for smaller projects can be cocktail sticks and pins – anything that would make working on a small scale easier, especially when applying tiny dots of glue.

Although the technique itself has not changed significantly through the years, with the variety of supplies and tools now you could achieve anything from a miniature 3D design to a wall-size decoration.

All of this leads us to what is perhaps the most essential quilling tool, be it a non-material one: patience.

Quilling requires some time, which appears even longer to those who’ve just discovered the love and enthusiasm for this craft and are eager to start making their favourite designs. But as with anything, a little patience and a good practice from the very beginning pay off. And so making sure you start off with basic coils and gradually move on to more sophisticated shapes, will bring you rewarding results.

This weekend we will be showing you how to make those exact basic shapes as we pay tribute to this exquisite form of art. As you can guess, we’ve put a lot of time into making a display full of quilled cards!

  

If you’d like to join the Easy Quilling class, come along this Sunday, July 1st, between 11am and 1pm!



Join the creative process

9 Feb

At Slanchogled we always like to give you tips and hints on how to use a certain material, how to personalise it and create something unique.

You may have witnessed or taken part in one of our spontaneous craft sessions and walked out with a beautiful paper flower, origami shape, a card, and a big smile on your face.

As interest and curiousity massively increased over the past few weeks, we’ve decided to give you more opportunities to learn and practise new skills.

That’s why we’re starting regular art and craft workshops on weekends!

Workshops will be different every month, suitable for all levels of experience – making them great family fun! Spend time together, learn something new and walk out proudly with a remarkable work of art you crafted yourself! Share it, wear it, or make a nice surprise for someone!

To stay updated about the latests creative opportunities at Slanchogled, sign up for our newsletter or pick up a leaflet from the shop!