Children’s crafting workshops

At Birkhill House CIC boasts dynamic and inventive ways for children to explore their creative impulses and express themselves – with the focus on linking crafting to nature and using as many upcycled and reclaimed materials as possible.

We’re delighted to be able to offer a series of donation only children’s workshops in the summer of 2021, covering a broad range of arts and crafts including painting, printing, felting, weaving and even creating a moss ball aquarium.

At Birkhill House has also teamed up with Beyond Earlston to offer a series of free workshops for older children and teenagers, in P7-S6, with funding and support from Creative Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and Youth Borders. Find out more about those here.

Once you have booked your child/children in to workshops here, you will need to complete a consent form, which covers permission for your child to attend and participate, photography policy and Covid protocol. You will find this form, which can be completed online or printed out, as well as more information on our terms and conditions and photography policy here.

Wonderful Weaving!

Wednesday 14th July 2021, 1-4pm

Make a woven coaster or wall hanging on a hand-fashioned loom.. There will also be time to embark upon a coloured cellophane woven creation – lovely for catching the sun.

Ages 7-10 – Younger participants welcome but parents/carers may need to stay to assist.


Donation only, 10 spaces max, booking essential

Printastic

Thursday 15th July 2021, 1-4pm

Learn the basics of reverse block printing, creating a vibrant, large-scale cityscape. There will also be time to dabble with watercolour monotype impressions and spray techniques with bleeding tissue paper.

Ages 7-10 – Younger participants welcome but parents/carers may need to stay to assist.


Donation only, 10 spaces max, booking essential

All Things Moss Ball!

Thursday 22nd July 2021, 1-4pm

Paint your very own wine glass aquarium! Add semi-precious stones and a Marimo moss ball to complete your aquatic display. We will also make time for neon French knitting and, of course, visiting with the animals. 

Ages 10 +

Donation only, 10 spaces max, booking essential

Paint, Print & Trace Workshop

Tuesday 10th August 2021, 1-4pm

Thursday 12th August 2021, 1-4pm

Explore unusual and fun ways of creating art work: spinning CDs, feathered fingers, lego impressions, fruit & vegetable prints, giant action silhouettes and transformed objects through inventive tracing.

Ages 7-10 – Younger participants welcome but parents/carers may need to stay to assist.

Donation only, 10 spaces max, booking essential

Previous events

Friendship bracelets – “donation only” day

Beaded jewellery – “donation only” day

Halloween bunting & spooky lanterns – “donation only” day

Autumn lanterns – “donation only” day

t-shirt making

Autumn printing workshop

Busy elves

Origami hearts

Origami heart bunting

Lockdown crafting kits online

Upcycle extravaganza!

Upcycle extravaganza!

Christmas tree bunting

crafting jars

Autumn delight

Origami ornaments

Origami Christmas tree ornaments

kids crafting

Christmas crafts for kids

Easter mobile kits

Christmas ornaments

Christmas cards and centrepieces

Christmas shoebox scenes

Gingerbread house lanterns

Easter activities

Action Painting

Alpaca Art

Pom-pacas!

Action Painting


contact

Birkhill House

Earlston TD4 6AR

email & phone

lara_armitage@hotmail.com

07779 339 653