Get creative with an Arts and Crafts Experience!

 

 

There are lots of creative television programmes on at the moment, from sewing to painting, and baking to gardening.   On Thursday 16 September at 2:15, BBC2’s The Big Painting Challenge comes from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.    The theme of the programme on that particular day is Animals.  

The idea behind the series is that amateur artists undertake a 6 week intensive, which the BBC describes as an “artistic boot camp”.  They are aiming to perfect their skills and be the overall champion.  The hosts are Mariella Frostrup and the Rev Richard Coles.  Mentors Pascal and Diana are on hand to help the contestants along the way.  The 8 amateur artists still in the competition are asked to paint animals.   They face the flamingos first, and then it’s on to the elephant enclosure.

There are a lot of painting programmes on at the moment and one of my favourites is Bob Ross who is on BBC4 at 7:30 most evenings with his programme, The Joy of Painting.  Ross paints the most incredible landscape pictures calmly and quietly, telling you all the different techniques you can use to achieve different effects.  His voice is soothing and gentle and encouraging and it is amazing to see how he goes from a blank canvas to a painting in 30 minutes on each show. 

BuyaGift have lots of arts and crafts experiences to choose from, including a Watercolour Painting Workshop in Derbyshire
BuyaGift have lots of arts and crafts experiences to choose from,
including a Watercolour Painting Workshop in Derbyshire
Use our exclusive code 15AHW2021 and get 15% off* at BuyaGift until 31 Dec 2021

So if these give you the nudge to try your hand at being creative, or you know of a loved one who fancies giving a creative hobby a go, then you could give them an experience day.  There's quite a range of them now available  

Red Letter Days has a number of arts and crafts experiences, including painting and photography, and these could be a great gift for someone who wants to do something a bit different that’s creative.

Take a look at the Arts and Crafts experiences with Red Letter Days
Take a look at the Arts and Crafts experiences with Red Letter Days
There's 15% off** until 31 December 2021 with the code AHW2021RED


There are lots of different experiences available:  art, sewing, candle making, Highland Cow sculpturing, still life drawing, painting, art printing, weaving, silversmithing, a fused art class, pottery, photography and glass making!  You can also create your own perfume!

 What about a photography experience?
What about a photography experience?

Gifts like this give people the chance to have a go and see how they get on - the experience can give someone the feeling of "wow, I did that!" and possibly inspire and/or encourage them to take up a new hobby.   As well as experiences in the traditional sense of hte word, where you go somewhere to do it, you can also now do many experiences online and pick up hints and tips that way, all without leaving home!  You can come home and show off your images to friends and family and tell them what your day involved!

*Some products are non-discountable

**Some products are non-discountable