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‘The Art Ting’ Makers Market & Workshops

Saturday 2 December, 2023 - Sunday 3 December, 2023

Free entry to market, charge for workshops
Sat 2 & Sun 3 Dec, 12:00 – 18:00

Run on similar principles to the People’s Art Fair, The Art Ting is a not for profit organisation, which aims to help and support local artists. It is free for all, artists and visitors, and always will be. Running for two days during PAF, The Art Ting are offering some amazing creative workshops for you, and a market full of local artists and makers. Maybe you will find the Christmas gift you are missing!

Saturday 2 December

// Workshop “Manga Character” with Piggyhammer

Learn how to create a manga character from scratch! This workshop is for beginners, no experience required. We will provide pencils and A4 plain paper, but it is up to you to bring sketchbooks and other pens if you fancy. Open to everyone, children welcome.
Session 1 : From 12.30pm till 2pm // Session 2 : From 2.15pm till 3.45pm

// Workshop “Ru Paul’s Flag Race” with Ciska

A colourful workshop all about celebrating who we are, collectively and individually. It celebrates diversity and inclusivity – with a splash of LGBTQ+ sass! It’s about body joy, affirmation, creativity, and expression. We will be making flags of all different sizes, shapes, and colours…with statements, prints, big words, and powerful messages to dazzle and delight. These flags will be made using paints, pens, fabrics, etc. And then, feel free to show around what you made! Run by Ciska, this workshop was created in collaboration with Rebel Girls Club, a Sisterhood Community that aims to inspire, and uplift people of all genders. Open to everyone, children welcome.
Session 1 : From 4pm till 5pm // Session 2 : From 5pm till 6pm

Sunday 3 December

// Workshop “Paint the galaxy” with Iya Duende

Paint the Galaxies – techniques in watercolour: an introduction on rendering nebulas using watercolour gouache. All materials provided – individual palette and brushes, paint and watercolour paper. You will learn:
– How to choose your medium and colours
– Different techniques for using gouache to build different layers of intensity, colour and softness
– How to add details to render interstellar clouds and constellations
Open to everyone, children 8+ welcome.
From 12.15pm till 1pm, only 5 places available

// Workshop “Bauble Making” with Patrishas Art

Get in the festive spirit and paint your own unique personalised Christmas baubles, with acrylic or alcohol inks. Great for your own Christmas tree or a lovely seasonal gift! It takes around 25 min. Open to everyone, children 10+ welcome.
Session 1 : From 4.30pm till 5pm // Session 2 : From 5pm till 5.30pm // Session 3 : From 5.30pm till 6pm

// Workshop “Jewellery Making” with Patrishas Art

Make your own mini galaxy. A beautiful design of alcohol inks encased in a metal and glass pendant. You can make your own custom design for yourself or someone special. In the process you will learn the basics of alcohol inks and some neat tricks of accessory and jewellery making. It takes around 30 min. Open to everyone, not suitable for children.
Session 1 : From 4.30pm till 5pm // Session 2 : From 5pm till 5.30pm // Session 3 : From 5.30pm till 6pm

// Workshop “Sew your Tote bag” with Rizado Cielito

An introduction to using a sewing machine! You will leave with a tote bag you made! All materials are provided (white fabric). Participants are welcome to bring their own fabric. Beginners welcome. Open to everyone, children 12+ welcome.
Session 1 : From 1.15pm till 2.45pm // Session 2 : From 3pm till 4.30pm

People's Art Fair: Winter// Friday 1 - Sunday 10 December 2023

The People's Art Fair runs from December 1-10, and encompasses a group exhibition, performances and creative workshops & activities! Open to artists, makers, photographers, painters, sculptors and creatives of all shapes and flavours, the People's Art Fair acts as a celebration of culture and expressive art. If you can't make it down here in person, you can browse the exhibition online »

  • The People’s Comedy

    A night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. Come join the revolution!

    Friday 1 December, 2023 @ 19:00 - 22:30
  • ‘The Art Ting’ Makers Market & Workshops

    Makers market & creative workshops, open 12:00 - 18:00 both days... create a manga character, join Ru Pauls Flag Race, paint a galaxy, make a bauble, some jewellery or a tote bag!

    Saturday 2 December, 2023 - Sunday 3 December, 2023
  • People’s Art Club & Community Drop-in: Christmas Stars

    Make some art, have a cup of tea & a chat. We love a bit of recycling, so this week we're making Christmas Stars from toilet roll tubes - bring us yours! Round or flattened is fine, please drop your donations at PRSC Space by 2pm on Tue 5 Dec.

    Tuesday 5 December, 2023 @ 14:00 - 16:00
  • Community Dinner & Open Meeting for Planet Repairs

    We have a window of opportunity that only comes every other generation – will we take it or waste it? Across the PRALER network we will take it! Join us and walk as one with communities building a new world of Global Justice.

    Thursday 7 December, 2023 @ 18:30 - 21:00


Saturday 2 December, 2023
Sunday 3 December, 2023
Free entry to market, charge for workshops
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