Dia de Los Muertos Festival at redbridge library, london
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Dia de Los Muertos Festival at redbridge library, london

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Join Redbridge Culture & Libraries for a vibrant celebration of life & death in this family friendly arts festival based on Mexican traditions.

There will be loads to see and do including arts & crafts with The Amazing Art Cart, arts exhibitions, films, storytelling with Shed of Stories, face painting, a death café, live music and entertainment by mariachi band Los Soneros and musical statues Skelivs & Grisella.

Look out for Mandinga Arts grand carnival parade of extravagant puppets, glamorous Catrinas, cheeky skeletons and infectious Mexican music. Join the procession and come dressed as the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, or opt for a colourful skeleton inspired by the films Coco and the Book of Life. We want as many of you in costume as possible!

Library staff will look out for your amazing costumes throughout the day and prizes will be awarded to the best ones.

Free, some events/activities may incur a charge.

All activities in the library will finish at 4pm. The Carnival parade will begin at 4pm, starting at Redbridge Central Library and moving into the main town centre. It will last 45 minutes to an hour.

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Geometric badge making at Fun House Festival, hastings
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Geometric badge making at Fun House Festival, hastings

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Little Mashers in collaboration with The Hastings Contemporary and St Mary’s in the Castle will be producing the Fun House Festival.

an immersive, creative festival that places children at the heart of its programming. At this one day festival children will experience printmaking, animation, puppetry, poetry, craft, design and art and leave with an armload of Fun House fodder to remind them of their day. The Amazing Art Cart will be helping you make a create your own badge!

Fun House Festival is taking place on Friday 23rd August. The festival will be split into morning and afternoon slots, the morning session will run from 10am to 1:30pm and the afternoon session will run from 1:30pm to 5pm.

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Flag making workshop at Drift Sea Change Festival
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Flag making workshop at Drift Sea Change Festival

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Really excited to be collaborating with GF Paper for our upcoming workshop at Drift Sea Change Festival Flag making and creating with their beautiful ‘Extract’ paper made from recycled co ee cups in a ‘zero waste process’. Come see us at a brilliant, intimate festival focusing on good times and doing its best by the environment.

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S.T.E.A.M. FAIR – LAB LIVE: CURIOSITY WITH THE INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION + Okido Magazine
May
18
to May 19

S.T.E.A.M. FAIR – LAB LIVE: CURIOSITY WITH THE INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION + Okido Magazine

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Following the huge success of last year’s sell out Lab Live: Why oh Why?, OKIDO and the Institute of Imagination have teamed up again to continue their mission of inspiring the next generation of innovators, scientists and makers. Have you ever designed a space robot? explored an exoplanet? or wondered what nature looks like up close? From space exploration to LEGO coding, there’s something for all the family to enjoy across 12 engaging activities.

This Lab Live will inspire the next generation of innovators, scientists, makers and inventors by testing their curiosity, exploring new worlds and seeking out new ideas.

The Amazing Art cart will be there exploring pattern, colour and shapes and how they are used in everyday design with creative fun combining maths and art and making geometric badge designs.

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Ceramic Easter Eggs Workshops at Fortnum and Mason
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Easter Eggs Workshops at Fortnum and Mason

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s where The Amazing Art Cart will teach young Fortnum’s visitors how to decorate ceramic eggs, just in time for the Easter celebrations.  Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s where The Amazing Art Cart will teach young Fortnum’s visitors how to decorate ceramic eggs, just in time for the Easter celebrations.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Easter Bonnet Workshops at Fortnum & Mason
Apr
16
10:30 AM10:30

Easter Bonnet Workshops at Fortnum & Mason

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s to join The Amazing Art Cart to create their own Easter Bonnet in colourful fashion, just in time for the Easter celebrations.  Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s to join The Amazing Art Cart to create their own Easter Bonnet in colourful fashion, just in time for the Easter celebrations.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Easter Bonnet Making and Spring Bouquet making with The Flower Appreciation Society
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Bonnet Making and Spring Bouquet making with The Flower Appreciation Society

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We are very excited to be heading to the Flower Appreciation Society’s East London studio for a very special Child and Parent joint workshop this Easter holiday.

Join us for a morning of flowery fun. The children will use paper craft to make their own wonderful easter bonnets while the adults will be busy learning how to make and package a Spring Bouquet using lovely seasonal blooms and foliage.

Suitable for children aged 8-12 and adults of all ages.

Limited spaces, and more the one child per adult welcome.

All materials and flowers provided.

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Ceramic Easter Egg Decorating
Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ceramic Easter Egg Decorating

Join the Amazing Art Cart for a ceramic easter egg painting workshop and create your very own box of colourful easter decorations.  Workshops are aimed at children aged 5 - 12. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop, children 9 and over may be left but parents have to stay within the cafe building.

Join the Amazing Art Cart for a ceramic easter egg painting workshop and create your very own box of colourful easter decorations.

Workshops are aimed at children aged 5 - 12. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop, children 9 and over may be left but parents have to stay within the cafe building.

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LETS PLAY at KINGS X
Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

LETS PLAY at KINGS X

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Its going to be a cracking Easter at King's Cross with a whole two weeks of fun activities, and of course the big finale on Easter weekend with the Easter Canopy Market featuring a petting zoo and the great Easter Egg Hunt. Plus don't miss the 'Flower Power' take-over at Coal Drops Yard.

The Amazing Art Cart will be making a stop at Coal Drops Yard on April 10th for fun, creative workshops for all ages.

10 April, 12-5pm Coal Drops Yard.

More details to follow.

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Christmas Stockings Workshop
Dec
16
10:30 AM10:30

Christmas Stockings Workshop

Join the Amazing Art Cart for a seasonal stockings workshop. You’ll have material stockings, felt and pom poms to help you create a christmassy masterpiece. Workshops are aimed at children aged 5 - 12. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop, children 9 and over may be left but parents have to stay within the cafe building.

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Creative Workshop + Festive Supper Club with the Kleen Kitchen
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Creative Workshop + Festive Supper Club with the Kleen Kitchen

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Festive Supper Club and Creative Workshop

Join us for an evening a Christmas wrapping paper lino printing workshop with Dawn from The Amazing Art Cart followed by a two course Winter Plant Based Feast from Nicola from The Kleen Kitchen.

The event will be held in the coffee shop The Villas, it is a wonderful space that we are both very excited about sharing with you.

The evening will begin with a warming welcome drink then we'll teach you the basics of block printing, some rules of pattern and how to apply the paint successfully. It's a great opportunity to learn a new creative skill or reconnect with an old one. You'll make your own wooden and lino printing block and sheets of hand printed wrapping paper to take home at the end of the evening.

The Kleen Kitchen will be making a tasty two course plant-based feast using seasonal and local ingredients. The main course will be wholesome and nourishing followed by one of Nicola signature raw cakes for dessert. Both courses will be made with 100% organic ingredients, gluten free and vegan.

There will be an affordable bar will be open for the duration of the evening, serving wine, beer and prosecco. All materials for the workshop including aprons are provided.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking.

For more information please email dawn@theamazingartcart.com or thekleenkitchen@gmail.com.

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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Cracker Workshops
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Cracker Workshops

Legend goes that the inventor of the Christmas cracker in 1845, Tom Smith, was inspired by the crackles and pops of a winter fire. Now, they are a festive favourite – and your wee ones can get in on the act with our Christmas Cracker Making Workshop

Fortnum and Mason are welcoming children aged between 5 and 12 into The Cook Shop on Fortnum’s First Floor, where they can decorate and assemble their very own Fortnum’s crackers with so much festive gold and glitter that Christmas Day is sure to go off with a bang.

Make sure to book your spot early, as we can only host 16 children per session. Participating children must be aged 5 and over. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

Sessions 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 1:30

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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Stocking Workshops
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Stocking Workshops

Let your kids create an awe-inspiring winter wonderland this Christmas by hanging their very own Fortnum’s stocking on the mantelpiece – certain to catch the Man in Red’s eye once he’s squeezed out of the chimney.

We’re inviting children aged between 5 and 12 to our Christmas stocking decorating event, where they can decorate and take away a Christmas stocking, ready to hang by the fireplace (or wherever you happen to hang them).

Be sure to book your spot quickly – places are limited to 16 per session. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

Saturday November 17

10:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 1:30 pm

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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Stocking Workshops
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Stocking Workshops

Let your kids create an awe-inspiring winter wonderland this Christmas by hanging their very own Fortnum’s stocking on the mantelpiece – certain to catch the Man in Red’s eye once he’s squeezed out of the chimney.

Fortnum and Mason are inviting children aged between 5 and 12 to our Christmas stocking decorating event, where they can decorate and take away a Christmas stocking, ready to hang by the fireplace (or wherever you happen to hang them).

Be sure to book your spot quickly – places are limited to 16 per session. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

Sunday November 11

10:30 - 11:30am or 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Saturday November 17

10:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 1:30 pm

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Fortnum & Mason Christmas Cracker Workshops
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Cracker Workshops

Legend goes that the inventor of the Christmas cracker in 1845, Tom Smith, was inspired by the crackles and pops of a winter fire. Now, they are a festive favourite – and your wee ones can get in on the act with our Christmas Cracker Making Workshop

Fortnum & Mason are welcoming children aged between 5 and 12 into The Cook Shop the Fortnum’s First Floor, where they can decorate and assemble their very own Fortnum’s crackers with so much festive gold and glitter that Christmas Day is sure to go off with a bang.

Make sure to book your spot early, as we can only host 16 children per session. Participating children must be aged 5 and over. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

Sessions 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 1:30

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Day of the Dead workshops at Redbridge Museum
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Day of the Dead workshops at Redbridge Museum

Join The Amazing Art art for they FREE family event at Redbridge Museum in London. We'll be making paper Frida Kahlo inspired head-dresses and skull masks.

The Mexican Day of the Dead festival is a unique celebration, where those that we have loved and lost are remembered. Redbridge Libraries invite you to a vibrant celebration of life & death in this free family friendly arts festival based on Dia de Los Muertos. Watch Ilford High Street come alive in a grand spectacle of colourful costumes, giant Day of the Dead puppets, loud music and energetic dance led by carnival arts company Mandinga Arts. Redbridge Central Library will host a day of storytelling, films, live music and arts, crafts and much more. Take a moment to honour your loved ones and join the celebration of life! Activities run 10am-4pm. Parade will be approximately at 3.30 / 4pm

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Power Banner workshop at The FMLY Store
Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

Power Banner workshop at The FMLY Store

THE AMAZING ART CART is sending a package of crafty goodness all the way from Brighton to Bruton!

Join the FMLY Store for a fun, FREE, Bedroom Banners workshop.

Kids can create a cool banner to hang in their bedroom, with positive messages that empower and inspire them to celebrate their place in the world as global citizens – around themes such as change, love, peace, bravery and kindness. Or they might just want to use their names.

I'll be sending us the instructions for this activity – please be advised that some kids may need assistance. Drop-ins are welcome on the day between 11:00-14:00, but we cannot guarantee a place if you haven’t booked.

Younger siblings can enjoy our giant Lego and colouring area, and our in-store café will be open as usual.

11:00-12:00

13:00-14:00.

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Block Printing Workshop at The Hive, Hove
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Block Printing Workshop at The Hive, Hove

Join artists, makers, illustrators and dreamers in evenings designed to add a portion of creativity to your evening meal.

During the evening there will be plenty of time to share ideas and chat with others or book a delicious supper in the cafe.

We'll be continuing this series of workshops with an evening of wood block printing on paper. We'll teach you the basics of block printing, some rules of pattern and how to apply the ink successfully. Join us in a relaxed, friendly, supportive, experiment where you can learn a new (or revive a previous) skill and take home something you feel proud enough to frame! All ink, wood, tools and materials provided.

Dinner is provided by the Hive and included in the price.

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Crown Making Workshop at Fortnum & Mason
May
12
12:30 PM12:30

Crown Making Workshop at Fortnum & Mason

Children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s for a special Royal Wedding themed arts & crafts workshop. Join our resident arty experts as they teach young Fortnum’s visitors how to create and decorate their own crowns to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Join us for a drop-in session 12pm-2pm. Participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Ceramic Easter Egg Decorating at Fortnum & Mason
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

Ceramic Easter Egg Decorating at Fortnum & Mason

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s to join our resident arty experts as they teach young Fortnum’s visitors how to decorate ceramic eggs, just in time for the Easter celebrations.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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East Bonnet Workshop at Fortnum & Mason
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

East Bonnet Workshop at Fortnum & Mason

This Easter holiday, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum’s to join our resident arty experts as they teach young Fortnum’s visitors how to create their own Easter Bonnet in colourful fashion, just in time for the Easter celebrations.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Mothers Day Workshop at Fortnum & Mason
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Mothers Day Workshop at Fortnum & Mason

Children aged 5-12 with an appetite for creativity are invited to Fortnum’s for an exciting Cupcake Decorating event where they’ll have the chance to create tasty (and tasteful) cupcakes, just in time for Mother's Day. Delicious!

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

Workshops 10:30am - 11:30am and 2pm - 3pm 

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Valentines workshops at The Wee Store, Hove
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Valentines workshops at The Wee Store, Hove

Come get crafty with The Amazing Art Cart at the wonderful NEW childrens shop The Wee Store in Hove. We'll help you design and make your own valentines day cards and badges all ready for you to take home and give to somone special. Workshops are aimed at children age 5 - 12 and last for approximately 45 mins - 1 hour. Materials and aprons provided.

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Fortnum & Mason Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Fortnum & Mason Gingerbread House Workshop

Join The Amazing Art Cart to build and decorate your very own Gingerbread House and decorate your box, ready to take home and devour during the festive season.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

 

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Fortnum & Mason Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec
2
11:30 AM11:30

Fortnum & Mason Gingerbread House Workshop

Join The Amazing Art Cart to build and decorate your very own Gingerbread House and box, ready to take home and devour during the festive season.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Biscuit and box decorating at Fortnum & Mason
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Biscuit and box decorating at Fortnum & Mason

Join The Amazing Art Cart at Fortnum’s to decorate Christmas-shaped biscuits and their boxes in all the colours of the festive season, at this special workshop where the icing sugar, chocolate buttons and sugar sprinkles are sure to fly!

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

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Biscuit and box decorating at Fortnum & Mason
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

Biscuit and box decorating at Fortnum & Mason

Join The Amazing Art Cart at Fortnum’s to decorate Christmas-shaped biscuits and their boxes in all the colours of the festive season, at this special workshop where the icing sugar, chocolate buttons and sugar sprinkles are sure to fly! 

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

 

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Fortnum & Mason Winter Cupcake and Box Decorating Workshop
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

Fortnum & Mason Winter Cupcake and Box Decorating Workshop

Children aged 5-12 with an appetite for creativity are invited to Fortnum’s for an exciting Cupcake Decorating event where they’ll have the chance to create tasty (and tasteful) cupcakes, ready for Father Christmas’ arrival.

Places are limited to 16 per class, and participating children must be aged 5+. Children up to the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, while children aged 9 and over may be left unattended, but parents must remain in store while the workshop is running.

 

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