You all know that we here at Team Wriggle are mad for our food; from street food to the very swankiest of the city's restaurants; from burgers to beers, flat whites to falafels and everything in between – we've got you covered for all your belly's desires. What you might not know, though, is that we're not just a hungry tummy – we're actually a gang of fairly crafty devils, too. From baking to ceramic painting and pot building, we've put together a selection of our favourite crafty, quirky and creative activities for you to try your hands at – grab your tickets below. Let us know what you make, and tag us in your creations!
At this awesome creative workshop, the lovely Tara will talk you through all of the fundamentals of hand-building in ceramics, showing you the necessary techniques to make your very own mug to take home. You'll build and hand decorate your creation, leaving you with a totally unique, personal and beautiful piece for your home – or a lovely gift for somebody else! The fun and informal class is also BYOB – so get a couple of your best mates together and grab a bottle of your favourite tipple before enjoying a relaxing – and amazingly good fun – night of ceramics and creativity. Your ticket includes all the materials and the cost of firing – you'll be able to pick your mug up a couple of weeks after the class once it's been glazed and fired.
There's a couple of spring dates available: book your tickets through this link.
Various Dates: A bread-making course (including pastries & lunch) @ Assembly Bakery | £80 (Old Market)
Head to Assembly Bakery for a fantastic day of learning to make your own delicious breads, including sourdough, rye, bagels, ciabatta and more! Including a mouthwatering array of breakfast pastries, lunch and hot drinks throughout the day, the course is suitable for complete novices and those with more experience alike.
Late Night Ceramic Painting (BYOB!) @ Kiln, £12 (Various Dates)
Wander over to the beautiful Kiln Workshop on North Road, and prepare to get stuck into their incredible late night, bring-your-own-booze ceramic painting session. Your ticket includes a beautiful mug to paint, all the materials you'll need, and the studio fee which covers firing and glazing (this normally costs £4 alone!). You can bring your own booze, and rest assured that there'll be an excellent playlist on the night so you can get your late night boogie on, too.
Come along and get your craft on, at Sew Darn Good's awesome parent and baby craft club. Experience a joyful yet peaceful moment of calm with your baby, at a fabulously fun and informal workshop that's great for some you-time. This class is for parents to get as creative as they can while their little ones play or sleep. Sew Darn Good will provide materials and guidance for activities including: embroidery, fabric painting, appliqué and stencil crafts. All materials will be provided, as well as hot drinks and biscuits. It’s a Sew Darn Good experience that you can’t miss.
This short-course for beginners will take you through the essentials of traditional hand-building and decorating techniques.In week one Tara will help you build your own plant pot, vase or fruit bowl; and you'll return in week two to decorate your masterpiece using slips and tools. The cost includes all the materials you'll use over the two sessions, as well as the cost of firing your homemade items. You'll get a nice cup of tea with each class too, if you fancy, and Tara will be on hand to give you plenty of advice and guidance. It's the perfect 'you-time' activity – and so relaxing, too!
Combining grounding and uplifting visualisation techniques and tasks designed to help you tap into your creativity ~ your time with them will be like a treasured experience ~ a retreat from your every-day life. Over the course of a few hours, you'll have the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of life, to connect with your creativity and to boost your wellbeing. You’ll also have a go at the ancient art of coil-built pottery which has been used to create vessels and sculptures for thousands of years. But this is far more than simply a workshop. Infused with our own special treats expect to learn, create and connect in a fun and inspiring way. Escape to Yanley Court, a beautiful setting just outside of Bristol and immerse yourself for a few hours in the soulful creative vibe. This experience will include talks, guided visualisations and fun creative tasks, plus some special touches to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired!
This is your chance to get the inside scoop on vegan baking. You'll learn tips and tricks for making crumbly, moist and delicious vegan cakes that will amaze any omnivore. And you'll have time to ask questions of Ryan as you create your own vegan chocolate cake and vegan drizzle cake. Plus you'll get: A drink on arrival, and some gorgeous recipe cards to take home. All ingredients and equipment provided, all levels of experience are welcome – and you'll even be able to personalise the flavours in any of the cake you'll be making! Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Orange, Hazelnut, Rose and Raspberry... the possibilities are almost endless!
Set in the beautiful Wave Room upstairs in Quay St Diner, you will begin your evening printmaking with Sophie. She will guide you through a fun, relaxing, quick results print process. You’ll discover and play with techniques that are satisfying and you can continue to do at home, without needing a print press or studio. This event is suitable for absolute beginners in art. You’ll be supported to create layered, colourful, textured prints with small rollers and stencils in a friendly relaxed environment. Afterwards, you’ll be served a delicious dinner at 8pm from Quay St Diner.
In this workshop you will be experimenting with printmaking and pottery techniques, combining these two different processes and skills to make unique ceramic tiles and a hand built slab pot. In the first session (Tuesday 26th February), Vicky will show you how to create a lino cut stamp ready for pressing into clay. Firstly you will carve out a design using lino cutting tools and finally, use the lino stamps to imprint onto pre-cut clay tiles. In the second session (5th March) Alice will lead you through how to build a pot using clay slabs that you will decorate with your lino cut stamps from the first session. In each session you will be able to use a selection of brightly coloured slips to decorate your tiles and pots. Your work will be left at the studio to be fired, ready to collect from Trylla Shop two weeks later.
Are you interested in sewing or wish to learn the basics? Would you like to one day create your own designs? This 6-week sewing course gives you an opportunity to learn a range of creative skills - kind of like art and craft school for adults! Head over to Sew Darn Good and unleash your inner "Sewist" (that's a sew-artist in case ya didn't know). You'll have the opportunity to learn: how to make a pencil/make-up case with zip; how to make a cushion cover; how to make a doorstop applique, and fabric painting. All materials are provided.
It's time to get creative!In this workshop you will learn the process of Reduction Lino Printing, a multi-layered and colourful print process. Using just one lino block, you will learn how to design your chosen image into layered blocks and print a small edition of your design. Led by experienced Lino cut printmaker Victoria Willmott from Bristol Print Collective you will learn the basics of lino cutting and printing in multiple layers. The workshop will take place at North Gallery Workspace over two weeks. The first week, on February 28th, you will be guided through carving and printing the first layers of your lino design. On the second week (March 7th) you will complete the image by carving and printing the final layer.
Do you have basic sewing knowledge, but want to learn new skills and improve your confidence? Come along to this cushion making workshop where you will learn to: design and make a basic sewing patter, pin and cut your fabric, how to attach a zip, and how to incorporate different panels of fabric. Included in the course is a 48x48 cm cushion inner, as well as a basic range of fabrics and zips. If you have a fabric in mind that you would like to incorporate, please bring it along! This course will teach you to create a two-fabric design, which is a perfect way to piece together up-cycled materials, so bring along your favourite old clothes or any other material you'd like to find a second life for!
The Bristol Print Collective is very happy to announce their first screen printing workshop! Using hand-cut paper stencils, you will learn how to create colourful multi-layered prints on paper.The workshop will take place at North Street Gallery over a period of two weeks. In the first week, on March 21st, you will learn the simple and addictive process of screen printing, pushing colourful inks through a finely meshed screen using a squeegee to create vibrant prints using your own stencil cut designs. In week two, (March 28th), printmakers will continue to add layers to their prints, or print new designs on to paper. This workshop is great for beginners, who are interested in learning a new technique.
In this workshop you will learn the process of subtraction, additive, botanical and trace Mono-Printing. These processes have their own unique qualities, allowing for the creation of multi-layered and colourful prints. The workshop will take place at North Gallery Workspace over two weeks. Guided by experienced member of Bristol Print Collective Jemma Gunning, you'll be demonstrated to the many ways you can create a lively mono-print.
In this workshop you will be getting right back to basics, using vegetables to create sophisticated designs on to cotton tote bags. Using carving tools normally used for lino printing, you will carve your own design into the vegetables, then plan and print on to paper, before taking your final design on to the tote bag. Stylish, sustainable, and fun: this is the perfect crafty event!
The Assembly Bakery has grown from strength to strength in the past year, now having two venues in the heart of Bristol (Old Market and Wapping Wharf) and their delicious pastries have become a Bristol staple. Join their fabulous head baker David Fung for a few hours of tasty treats, where you’ll be shown how to make mouthwatering breakfast pastries that you can take home and share with your friends and family (or keep them all to yourself!) Breakfast is included in this course, and so is lunch! Get ready for a day of good food, and good fun.
Have you ever wanted to make your own bread? There’s nothing quite like that first bite of a warm, freshly baked loaf and it’s even better when you’ve made it yourself. Join Assembly Bakery's head baker Dave Fung for a fun and informative half-day, hands-on, bread making course.
During the course you'll create your own sourdough and rye breads, as well as tackling some more complex bakes including bagels and delicious ciabatta. Better still, you'll get to take them all home at the end of the session! Including a mouthwatering array of breakfast pastries, lunch and hot drinks throughout the day, the course is suitable for complete novices and those with more experience alike.
While you're making the doughs, Dave will be on hand to explain what ingredients are involved and how the differing quantities produce different qualities in the finished product. You'll learn how to judge when the doughs are mixed, fermented, proved and baked and all about the suppliers Assembly Bakery use, as well as the most important aspect: the taste!