T'is the season to be Artrageous!

by Sarah Callan
on Thursday 06 Dec 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Community
region: Bristol
event time: Saturday 15 Dec 2012 11:00

Artrageous, an independent art and craft supplies shop open to everyone, invites you to celebrate the festive season by joining them on Saturday 15th December for a free festive Super Saturday Session. Parents and children can play together doing arts and crafts making homemade Christmas decorations.

Artrageous Super Saturday Sessions are free drop-in workshops which are hosted on-site at Children’s Scrapstore in St Werburghs. Families can get creative with the support of an experienced art and craft person. It’s an opportunity to have fun, learn art and craft techniques and low-cost homemade craft ideas. It’s free of charge and children need to be accompanied by an adult. There will be two sessions during the day, 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Artrageous support’s the charity Children’s Scrapstore who are ambassadors for children’s play. It’s likely that if your child goes to a club, group or school they have played with the creative resources from Children’s Scrapstore. ‘Scrap’ is provided by Children’s Scrapstore as a creative play resource to its membership of over 1,500 child-focused organisations in and around Bristol. Members offer a donation for the scrap collected. ‘Scrap’ is safe waste materials donated by businesses, instead of going to landfill, and can be anything from shiny silver and gold card, to chairs, wood, fabric, foam, plastic tubes and paint.

Michele Miller, Manager of Artrageous says: I’m so proud of Artrageous because it’s such a unique experience. You get the quality art craft supplies you need, shop in an independent organisation and do your bit for charity. When you spend money in Artrageous you’re supporting the future of the Children’s Scrapstore. Artrageous also provides a discount to Children’s Scrapstore members to help those organisations be more sustainable in the services they provide to children and young people. A much needed helping hand in today’s climate.

Children’s Scrapstore celebrated its 30th birthday this year and Artrageous has been around for at least 25 years of that. A favourite story is when Peter Gabriel donated part of the set from his legendary Sledge Hammer music video to Children’s Scrapstore. The pink floral walls became the walls of the first Artrageous shop as there was no money for building them.

Now Artrageous is proud to have expanded into a whole shop space based within Scrapstore House selling quality materials and donating to children’s groups throughout the area.

Artrageous and Children’s Scrapstore really hope that lots of parents and children will join them on the 15th December for what will be a good, fun, family event where you can play together, get creative and take your ideas home with you to do again and again.

For more information on Artrageous and Children’s Scrapstore visit www.childrensscrapstore.co.uk or phone 0117 908 5644.

Link: http://www.facebook.com/artrageousbristol