The Blandford Art Hub :
Yes we have LAUNCHed, so heres to a summer of creative fun.
See below our programme of events ,although not all are up and running yet. If you are interested in any, please get in touch, or visit the booking page.
If you want the most up to date information, also see what is happening at BAHub, converse and share ideas, click here and join our facebook group. Remember we always like to get feedback and ideas so we can tailor activities to suit you.
Do email us for any questions about our activities, what we have on offer, how to book, and opening times (we currently have varied opening times)
Come down and say hello, or pick up a leaflet to find out more. ->
So what do we do…
This is an exciting new project for Blandford Forum, bringing arts to the community. There will be a diverse range of activities to suit all ages and abilities.
Set in the newly developed Nightingale Court garden (The cut through between M&S/Langton Rd Carpark ( Postcode for sat nav: DT11 7DZ) and East st/Blandfords high st. ).
Just next door in Nightingale Court you can find more crafty creations at Coralies’ Crafts & Gifts and Cotton Moon Haberdashery and fabric shop. But if you want art on skin then there is the tattoo parlour
It really is quite the creative corner, and well worth a visit
- Drop in workshops
- Blandford Wombles
- After school and holiday clubs
- Guest Artists
- Available for hire
- BAHub Membership
We will be running regular free drop in workshops, giving everyone the opportunity to get creative. Currently they are our Monday project day, Thursday morning drop in and Saturday afternoon wombling free session. You can bring your own project in, or do one of ours. We will also run our own Money for nothing sessions helping you breath new life into your old stuff and maybe even make some money along the way.
There are many who have to work so we have created the lunch hour club. Sadly this has not started yet, due to lack of man power (unless a kind volunteer would like to help run it?). If you are interested, either as a participant or to help run it, do let us know. Currently we are just asking for a £3 donation towards materials.
This also applies to both the written word and craft hour.
look for our facebook events or go to our booking page to find out if we have a guest artist workshop. Price may vary as it will be set by the practitioner.
At the moment we can only except cash payments. Free to BAHub members.
Remember the Wombles? We love them as they are all about making good use of the things folks leave behind. We will be getting creative with all that stuff people think as rubbish but we see as gold and amazing art resources. This will take place Saturdays Afternoons
We will be offering a fun creative afterschool’s and holiday clubs. This will be suitable for over 7. Younger children can join in with adult supervision. Full details on our booking page. We are also looking at creating the little wombles toddler group.
The studio will be available for guest artists to run their own workshops. If you would like to do this, please email us.
When there are no workshops running the space is available to hire for your own use. It could be to run your own workshop or hold an event, birthday parties, just ask .
The day is divided into 3 sessions of approx. 3hrs, morning afternoon and evening. Cost will be £20 per session. Should you want us to provide a helper that would be an additional £10p/h
We are developing an annual membership scheme. This will give you discounts or free entry to our various workshops and events. There will also be a discount on art supplies.
We will keep you updated to when our membership scheme becomes active
what we Plan to do:
What’s on this month: May to June
See the image of our leaflet below to see what our regular activities are ………………..
We have both Thereapeutic Art and Creativate workshops running. Please visit the booking page to find out more and book you place.
We have holiday activities for the kids (booking per single session) and our afterschool club which starts after half term (booking per half term). Go to the booking page to find out more and secure your place. Sadly due to space numbers are limited to just 8 places. During the holidays there are a further 3 places but the child must be accompanied by an adult.
Our early bird out in the field sessions will be available after June 14th, please email if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org. These are not drop in and need to be arranged in advance.
We do have a couple of easels and fold up stools available for hire, and various art materials to purchase. If you want to go out on your own.
The yoga sessions have not yet started but we will let you know when it does.
Have a look at some of our workshops below and book your place …
**Please note some of our artist have their own booking page so click on their link
Things to Note :-
- At the moment, our Monday activities are all free (all we ask, if you are able, is a £3 donation) and no need to book just turn up. So why not come along and get involved with a BAHUB project or an upcycling project.
- Out in the field art and photography is currently not on every week, but please ask when the next session will be. We have our notice board at the hub for more current info
- We are still in the process of organising our sunrise and sunset yoga. Please let us know if you are interested.
- The written word workshop will be on every week, and as in our Monday workshops we just ask for a £3 donation if you can. No need to book. The things we will do is to help and encourage with creative writing and poetry and something we feel is so important and being forgotten The art of letter writing. Come down design your own post card and send some one a letter. We will of course be having guests in to run workshops and these will cost and most likely need to book. Keep an eye on our notice board, or facebook group for our start date.
- Craft hour is the same as the written word sessions. We would love to have a regular crafty expert to get involved. Could this be you? Do let us know if you are interested.
- Lunch hour club has not yet started but when it does , all we ask is £3 donation. Its still evolving but we would love to hear what you would like to see and do.
- Cash only I’m afraid, unless you pre book online. We are trying to organise wifi at the garden to accept card payments. Reception is not brilliant, I think its all the wonderful bird song disrupting it and filling the gardens airwaves. Seriously the bird song is amazing…..
** Creativate lessons in Art with Mell Bennett
A series of workshops over the summer, giving you the opportunity to experience different art techniques with art teacher Mel Bennett.
Single or multiple/block booking available.
1 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Bird and Feather Theme
2 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Illuminated lettering
3 – Intro to simple printmaking – lino, mono & stencil
4 – Colour, acrylics and abstraction
5 – Full Day – Mixed Media Portraits
6 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Foliage theme
7 – Full Day – Mixed Media Landscape
8 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Bird and Feather Theme
9 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – BYO theme
10 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Bird and Feather Theme
11 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Foliage theme
12 – Ezine Collage Book
13 – Drawing, Painting and Collage – Shell Theme
Therapeutic Art with Becky Booth
Using art for its therapeutic value, finding your inner calm and destress.
Becky offers taster sessions but recommends a course of 3. Each one using art techniques that take you on a journey to learn how to relax and breath, build confidence and self esteem, and getting back in touch with your self. This summer she will be doing only 2 courses, one in June and the second July.
Book now to secure your place
Creative fun for kids
We offer both an after schools club, and activities for the holidays.
The after schools club you sign up for 1/2 term, which is 7 weekly sessions. We will be covering a variety of activities, culminating in a finished project that they can share with their family.
The holiday fun are single sessions but you can book in advance multi sessions should you so wish. We will have suggested activities each week but we also like to go with what your child may want to do.
Our focus for the kids workshops is to have fun and follow their creative flow.
For more information please go to the booking page.
Free Drop In Sessions
Not wanting to exclude anyone we have free drop in sessions, including our wombling free, wombles club. Look at our timetable above and just pop down. No booking required.
Fun & relaxation for all the family
Fun & relaxation for all the community
Creating inspiration and opportunities for all
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts