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Let's Make Art is available for interview and can supply professional photographic images to complement stories about our work or kids and art in general.

For more information, contact info@letsmakeart.co.uk

About Let’s Make Art:
Karen is an artist and designer with a degree in Textiles and Fashion and ten years experience teaching art to young children. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Henbury School. She also runs workshops in printmaking and sewing at registered charity One25.

Alice is an artist and a teacher. Her degree is in primary education and she has a background in fine art. Alice has taught in Finland and the UK, specialising in literacy and art. She also runs workshops for children at the RWA and is the specialist photographer for Art magazine. Alice is an award-winning photographer, working freelance in Bristol and beyond.

Both are fully CRB checked.

Press release: 6  February 2013

Bristol toddlers to dress as buildings and creatures in new sculpture course

Preschool children are in for a treat later this month.  A new Bristol company – Let's Make Art – is offering a short course for toddlers focusing on sculpture, thought to be the first of its kind in the city.

The course teaches the basics of sculpture, using various materials to make wearable works of art, elaborate constructions, pliable creations and giant cardboard cities. To introduce sculpture in a familiar way, each session will include a well-loved children’s book or artist. Inspired by the art and exhibitions created by the Japanese couple who started Tupera Tupera, children are invited to get creative alongside their parents or guardians, allowing imaginations to run free - the wilder the better!
  
Run by two artist / teachers, Karen Davies and Alice Hendy, Let's Make Art was launched in 2012 to provide high quality, well-resourced art sessions for children aged 2 - 11 + years.

Karen explains:
"As parents we understand that it can be a struggle to think of new ideas for creative play and the mess created can be daunting. Let's Make Art gives children the opportunity to discover and create high quality artwork. They also get to spend time with their parent/guardian, learning important communication and relationship skills in a safe environment."

Alice agrees:
"We believe art strengthens all aspects of learning: by encouraging your child's creativity, success in other areas of their life will follow. The classes we provide introduce and develop the concepts of colour, texture, composition and technique. As well as developing fine motor and problem-solving skills, your children will get messy and have fun with a wide variety of art materials, proudly taking home plenty of masterpieces to show friends and family."

Four ninety-minute sessions are offer on Friday mornings in Bedminster, beginning 22 February 2013. The month's course can be booked for £25, which includes all materials and refreshments for children and parents/guardians. One-off sessions cost £6 - some of the activities have been planned for completion across four weeks, but there will be plenty of activities that stand alone as well.

The course begins on Friday 22 February 2013, 10am-11.30am, at Bedminster Methodist Church, British Road, Bedminster, Bristol.

To book, email info@letsmakeart.co.uk.
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Notes to editors:
High resolution images are available – email alicehendy@me.com or download from http://www.flickr.com/photos/85387436@N06/sets/72157632130792776/

Alice and Karen are available for interview. 
Press contact: Lottie Storey, lottiestorey@icloud.com or 07973 686590

About the sculpture course:
The four-week course begins on Friday 22 February at 10am.
Sessions take place on 22 February, 1, 8, 15 March.
Sessions last 90 minutes, running from 10am-11.30am.
The course takes place at:
Bedminster Methodist Church Hall, British Road, Bedminster, Bristol BS3
The course costs £25, or £6 per session drop-in.
To book, info@letsmakeart.co.uk / call Alice (07951 448022) or Karen (07974 332213).
Courses are suitable for children aged 2 and above.

About Let’s Make Art:
Karen is an artist and designer with a degree in Textiles and Fashion and ten years experience teaching art to young children. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Henbury School. She also runs workshops in printmaking and sewing at registered charity One25.

Alice is an artist and a teacher. Her degree is in primary education and she has a background in fine art. Alice has taught in Finland and the UK, specialising in literacy and art. She also runs workshops for children at the RWA and is the specialist photographer for Art magazine. Alice is an award-winning photographer, working freelance in Bristol and beyond.

Both are fully CRB checked.