Saturday, 13 June 2009
Create in Whitstable
Two lovely faces 'Created in Whitstable' at F's school fair yesterday!
D was a butterfly and F was less-obviously a dinosaur! He made very hard work for Liz the facepainter, as you can see from his screwed up face!! The first time he has ever had his facepainted, he has never wanted it done before, where as D is an old pro!
Now I would like to tell you about a local lady, doing a wonderful job in making Whitstable even more creative! Through organising the craft fair I have met lots of local, creative people. One of these is a lovely lady called Catriona Campbell. Catriona has extensive experience of tourism marketing, having previously worked in senior roles for among other companies, The London Tourist Board.
As part of this years Whitstable Oyster Festival in July, Catriona has co-ordinated some taster workshop sessions at the Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, called Create in Whitstable. These workshops sound fantastic! For a mere £5 (including all materials) you can take part in a 2 hour workshop and create something fabulous to take home. There are some very talented people running the workshops - including two of my Craft fair stallholders Kirsty from Meplusmolly who will be showing you how to make beautiful shabby chic hearts and Gill Goldsmith who will be holding a beading workshop. The other workshops include felting, watercolours, oil painting, sculpting, self-portraits and mixed media art to name a few! Have a look at the Create in Whitstable website for full details.
Catriona is also developing Create in Kent, a business that will promote creative breaks including painting , sculpting, crafting, pottery and cookery workshops throughout Kent. Her website is well worth a look, she even gave me a very nice mention!. She is doing a fantastic job, promoting creativity and crafting in Kent and I hopefully in the future I may be involved in Create in Kent - although probably not a workshop - the mere thought of standing up in front of 10 or so people makes me come out in a cold sweat!.