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 gardening, ceramic painting to 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! 

BYOB Late-Night Ceramic painting @ The Kiln, £12 (Gloucester Road)

Pottery painting, your best mates, and bring your own booze – what could be better? For the humble price of only £12, you can get stuck into a wonderfully relaxing night of ceramic decoration at the beautiful Kiln – one of our fave places to while away an afternoon. 

The next session is on Thursday 8th August – get your ticket here. 

3 Day Sculpture Course @ Richard Mossman Sculpture, £270 - Backwell

This is a proper experience - 3 days of portrait sculpting with renowned Bristol sculptor, Richard Mossman. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn something new, or you have done some sculpture previously and are looking to develop or refresh your learning, this fantastic three day sculpture course will provide all you need to take that next step. Includes a delicious seasonal lunch each day.

Book your tickets here. 

A bread-making course (including pastries & lunch) @ Assembly Bakery, £50 (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.

Get your tickets to the all-day course here. 

4-Week Ceramic Hand-Building Potter Course @ Kiln, £70 (Cheltenham Road)

Join the lovely Tara Clerkin for a four-week long course in ceramic hand-building techniques. Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea each week, whilst getting your hands dirty in the most relaxing, chilled-out of atmospheres. Click here to book the September course, or here for the October course

Painting Class and drinks for two @ Replay, £40 (Cheltenham Road)

At this fun and informal painting class, you'll learn to create awesome-looking wall art, with guided step-by-step instructions from a talented instructor who will talk you through each stage, painting with you as you go. At the end of the session, you'll end up with an amazing piece of art to take home with you - made and signed by you! The instructor will paint together with the group explaining every step and dedicating personal attention to each participant.

Various dates are available – grab your tickets here! 

Breakfast Pastry Making Course @ Assembly Bakery, £40 (Old Market)

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Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in this fantastic masterclass from Assembly Bakery, you'll learn exactly how to make your own pastries. The course includes breakfast and lunch – and you'll be able to proudly take home your own pastries, too! Grab your ticket to the next session on the 6th October here. 

Late Night BYOB make-your-own-mug workshop @ The Kiln, £16.50 (Gloucester Road)

At this brilliant 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 – or to take to the office and show off at tea-time! 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! Oh, and its BYO too – what could be better?! 

Get your ticket here for upcoming dates – there's a session on Tuesday 3rd July and one on Wednesday 8th August. 

A beginner's guide to house plants and indoor gardening @ Old Market Plants, £50 (Old Market)

Head to Old Market Plants for a fascinating, fun and informative 2.5 hour beginner's guide to indoor gardening, taught by Kew Garden trained horticulturalist and garden designer Jamie Innes. At the class, you'll learn to recognise groups of plants and identify the correct growing conditions, with a fully stocked plant shop at your green fingertips to help you in your voyage of discovery! You'll learn where to situate your plants and how to adapt their conditions, whilst also discovering propagation methods and the correct way to take cuttings and pot your plants on. Your ticket includes a hot drink (tea or coffee), a selection of cuttings and potting on tips, and a plant to take home and care for! 

There's a variety of dates coming up – check them out and grab your tickets here! 

Tutored Painting: An Unconventional Art Class for Two @ Replay, £16 (Cheltenham Road)

Learn how to paint your very own stunning wall art with this slightly bonkers arts class from the lovely team at Replay. Using the right side of your brain, you'll learn to copy famous artworks and styles and create your very own canvas masterpiece. 

Tickets are only £40 for two people and include a hot drink, and multiple dates are available – grab your ticket here

Bread Making Masterclass (inc. Breakfast and Lunch) @ Assembly Bakery, £80 (Old Market)

Head to Assembly Bakery for a day-long masterclass in all things bread. You'll learn the ancient skills associated with this most delicious of foodstuffs, looking at all manner of different breads including sourdough, rye, bagels, ciabatta and more. The course includes breakfast, lunch and hot drinks, and is a truly great way to spend an autumn day. Book your ticket here – but move fast as this one won't stick around! 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop @ Rosie Somerset Lettering, £26 (Clifton)

At the beginner’s modern calligraphy workshop, the lovely Rosie will teach you everything you need to know about starting with the basics of brush pen calligraphy, all whilst enjoying your choice of hot drink and delicious cake from Twelve Clifton. Come and learn how to write beautifully with a brush pen and explore how to put a modern twist on this classic and relaxing art form. You'll even get a calligraphy kit to take home, so you can keep practicing! 

Click here to get your tickets to one of the next sessions.

Fancy a glass of bubbly while you learn the skills of calligraphy? 

Why not book yourself an extra-indulgent ticket to Rosie's bubbles & calligraphy masterclass? Click here for more details.


Published -27th July 2018