Posts from the “Adult workshops” Category

Recollection project at The Holburne starting 28th April 2016

Recollection and Afternoon Tea

A weekly project for people with memory problems and their carers

Recollection is a project I co-created back in 2014 with artist Gillian McFarland  and art psychotherapist Rose Pickett for people with memory problems such as dementia and their carer, a relative or friend. It’s an amazing project in collaboration with The Holburne Museum and No1 Royal Crescent both based in Bath. The project runs for 12 weeks, this time it will be based at The Holburne Museum for 6 weeks and No1 Royal Crescent for 6 weeks.

The project offers participants a chance to recharge their batteries and have a break from everyday life, to immerse themselves in the relaxing, non clinical environments that the museums offer. Over the weeks we take a look at different parts of the museum’s exhibits, have afternoon tea and get creative with non threatening activities where all levels of ability can achieve something.

The previous two projects have been a great success, and have been an important part of the week for those who have attended.

For more information, take a look at the video we had made during the first project:

If you are interested in the project or would like to find out more contact Rose Picket on 01225 371414



Family Fun – Two Day Screen Printing Course

One of my two day screen printing courses this Summer has been with a lovely family (mum and two daughters), they had a great time learning to screen print whilst spending time together. They all produced some great prints, below is a selection of what they produced.

“Thank you so much for a great two days. We learned so much and were very pleased with what we did. It is great to learn in a small group so that everyone can get on at their own pace and I am sure that with your notes we will be able to do some printing at home.”

If you are interested in attending one of my screen printing courses, please take a look at my workshops: or get in touch via 07889119907 or and please be aware that I will only be running these until the end of the year as I will be going on maternity leave at the end of December.

Bridal Bunting Hen Party with Vintage Afternoon Tea & Fizz in Bath

A fantastic afternoon making bridal bunting with another lovely group…. Looking forward to seeing photos of it up at the wedding.

Take a look at this and the other options available here:


“Had a fab day making bunting for my friends hen do! Paula was lovely and very helpful. A great day was had by all. Lots of fun!”

“Paula created a wonderful environment for our party. Everything was thought of and help was on hand for any embroidery nightmares. It was fun and an incredibly relaxing day. Highly recommended”

“Had such a great time being creative and making something special for our hen to use at her wedding”

“Brilliant! I haven’t been this creative in years”

“This was an amazing experience. I have had a wonderful. So relaxing, a perfect hen party for me. Thank you so much”

Fabric Brooch Making Hen Party in Bath

A really great morning with a lovely group making fabric brooches.

Take a look at this and the other options available here:

Screen Printing a Lampshade with Your Own Design

Stages of  Screen Printing a Lampshade

This shows the stages I went through to produce this lampshade from trials on paper to building up the design on fabric to the finished lampshade….

If you would like to design, print and make your own lampshade, take a look at my ‘Screen Print Your Own Lampshade Workshop’ here:  or call 07889119907 or email

Screen Printing Two Day Course


Screen Printing Two Day Course

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th October 10am – 3.30pm both days (If you would like to do this course sooner than this date, please get in touch)

Please email or ring 07889119907 to find out more information or to book.

£125 including some materials plus 1 Thermofax screen and stencils to keep with your own designs.

Immerse yourself in the world of screen printing for a weekend. Learn how to transfer permanent images and patterns onto fabrics and create designs for use as art or for a variety of craft projects, such as cushions, bags, patchwork, applique and embroidery.We will be using stencils and Thermofax screens.This course does not cover exposing screens with photo emulsion.

There will be a maximum of 3 participants for this course.

” I had been trying to find a screen printing course for some time before discovering Paula’s 2 day course, and what a fabulous 2 days we had. I learnt so much and now have enough confidence to do my own prints at home, enjoying every moment. Paula is patient, encouraging and inspirational, can’t recommend her enough.” Sarah Harmer

“Paula, A huge thanks for a really excellent course!
Everything about it was just right : you didn’t rush us, you shared your resources with generosity, you made us all feel ‘able’ , you plied us with tea and carrot cake and really I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Two days was the right length of course for me and I think it was excellent value….I couldn’t believe I got the three screens as well!
I wholeheartedly recommend the course and hope our paths cross again.
Thank you and very best of wishes to you,
Izzi Ellerby x”

“Thank you Paula for such an enjoyable weekend workshop, everything was just brilliant.   Our little group was so friendly and relaxed, and the two days just whizzed by.  I was nervous about trying something new but can honestly say your tuition was fabulous and I have come away with some new skills that I can’t wait to use in my artistic work.” Sheena Spacey

If you would like more information or to book on this course please contact me here, email or ring 07889119907

Please read my Terms & Conditions here

Screen Printing Summer Schools 2013

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th August 2013, 10am – 4pm daily – FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th August 2013, 10am – 4pm daily

£195 including equipment, some materials and a Thermofax screen with your own design.

Immerse yourself in the world of screen printing for for 3 days this Summer. Learn how to transfer permanent images and patterns onto fabrics and papers and create designs for use as art or for a variety of craft projects, such as cushions, bags, patchwork, applique, wrapping paper and cards etc.

With guidence, you will work on your own projects at your own pace. You could experiment with pre-made screens, as well as create your own designs via screen printing with stencils and Thermofax screens. You will get one Thermofax screen as part of the price and are welcome to purchase more if you so choose. Learn about colour separation & building up multicoloured designs. There will also be a chance to work with foiling if you choose.

Suitable for beginners and those with experience.

If you would like to book on this course or discuss it with me you can contact me here or email or phone 07889119907 for more information.

Please read my Terms & Conditions here


Crafty Hen Parties

Hen Party Banner

If you are planning a hen party in Bath or the surrounding areas and are looking for a fun crafty activity for a few hours then look no further. You are welcome to bring a long your own drinks or I can arrange fizz and cakes with a vintage twist to save you the hassle. You can come to me or I can come to your home or accommodation. Prices start form £25 per person and sessions will last around 3 hours including the cake break option. Get in touch to discuss options on 07889119907, or fill out my contact form here. I am open to suggestions if you have an idea for an activity that you can’t see below, just get in touch to have a chat.

Options Include:

Bridal Bunting: Spend a few hours in the company of old and new friends and produce a unique string of bunting for the bride to be to keep and treasure as a momentum of her fabulous hen party. Choose from a large selection of fabrics provided and bring your own special/meaningful fabrics to include if you wish.

Creative Card Making: Make a selection of cards to take home, use a variety of papers and fabrics and experiment with various techniques including printing, stamping, collage, stitch, applique.

Hanky Panky: Screen print the details of the hen party and customise your hanky with applique and stitch.

Journaling: Create a unique journal for the bride to be to keep, customise it with collage, stamps, stitch, drawings and doodles and fill it full of stories and messages. Produce spare pages to complete over the rest of the weekend and beyond.

Fabric Brooch Making: Chose from a selection of fabrics, buttons and ribbons and make your own one of a kind beautiful brooch.

The above activities are for 2.5 hours and start at £25 depending on the size of the group.

Screen Printing: Screen print your own tote bag and remember the day every time you go shopping!

This session will last for 3 hours and costs £35 per person. There is a maximum of 12 people for this session.

Fizz and Cakes: Add on another 30 minutes to your activity and take a break to toast the bride to be with something bubbly and enjoy cakes (also with tea & coffee for those who prefer) in vintage tea party style. Please ask for prices.

Feedback from lovely participants:

“Thank you so much Paula for a fun and productive afternoon. It’s great to have something unique to keep and I can’t wait to see it in the Marquee! Thanks for making it so easy to organise and being so approachable.” 

“Thank you for a really memorable hen party. LOVE the bunting” 

 “Well blow me down I can sew! Thanks for a productive afternoon and for helping make Zoe’s weekend unique” 

“Thanks for a fun filled, entertaining afternoon”

“What a brilliant idea! Had So much fun!”

“Something new for a craft virgin. Thanks for your patience. Great fun!”

“A great afternoon! thank you for putting up wuth us and making it such an enjoyable afternoon! A really unique and fun thing to do. Thanks Paula”

Get in touch to discuss options on 07889119907,,uk or fill out my contact form here.