It's our 4th Birthday this month! 🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday to us!
Time really does fly when you are having fun!
Thank you to all the talented young students who have made this possible and make The Hub an incredible amount of fun to be in. Thank you to all the amazing Artists who have helped and tutored our young Hubbers! And of course thank you to all the supportive parents!
Please take a look at our recent video shot by Entity Eleven. They helped us capture our event "The Big Draw" hosted by us, The Creative Hub in East Grinstead, which was part of The 2016 Big Draw festival.
Overall we had up to 100 people attend from all ages. Everyone came together to draw, creature pictures using electronic sound with Scientist Laura McLoughlin, be inspired by short videos sent by Australian art teacher Renee Rawlinson from "Show me the Monet" and take part in the large scale artwork with every day objects with Risa Moro.
For further details about The Big Draw visit their website.
THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL 2016, the world’s biggest celebration of drawing,
AT THE CREATIVE HUB
We are a proud member of the The Big Draw charity and is hosting this years drawing extravaganza family event on the 2nd of October, in which children and adults of all ages, who fancy engaging with their artistic-side are welcome.
The 2016 Big Draw theme is: STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. It's a take on the STEM subject by adding in an 'A' (Art), placing art up there as being as important as the other.
We are delighted etc. magazine featured us in their September issue.
Please take a look...
This summer we ran our first 4 week Art Camp- it was 3 weeks but we recently added a few more extra sessions due to popular demand! We had over 200 students making amazing masks, designing paper mache hot air balloons, creating with clay and drawing and painting tons of fantastic pictures.
Thank you to those who could make it. Our autumn workshop dates are coming soon!
With Halloween only around the corner and what with it being perfectly timed around half term, we wanted to let you know what we plan to do during the up and coming school holiday workshops!
In recent years we have painted fun pumpkins, designed actual wicked witches shoes and painted and drawn lots of spooky Halloween pictures.
This year I wanted to focus on the Day of the Dead, traditionally celebrated in Mexico around 2nd November for close loved ones long gone. The holiday includes festivals and parades, building private altars honouring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favourite foods and beverages of the departed.
A good children's movie to watch which is themed around this festival is The Story of Life - the film actually gave me the idea to focus on this for Halloween at The Creative Hub. The artwork and creations in the film are specular.
At The Creative Hub this Halloween we will be designing and making our own Day of the Dead Skulls, lanterns, haunted houses and lots more!
These are by far the most popular of workshops, call now to book your child a place. The studio can take up to 8 children at one time - why not book a group and take over the studio?
To learn more click here, or call 07595 360 300 email
Whenever I am out of town I love to check out the local craft and fabric shops in the area. So when I recently ventured down to Poole and The New Forest for the weekend I automatically grabbed my phone and searched for such shops close by to where we were staying.
Much to my surprise a whole array of tempting shops were calling out to me, wanting me to go visit them!! After persuading my husband that "yes, it really was necessary that we visit Fabric Land in Poole at 5pm. And no, I am not mad, there will be lots of other people there too at that time!" he decided we should go as he would not hear the last of it!
When we pulled up out side the shop next to a whole line of cars full of bored looking men sat waiting for their ladies who were busy at work inside the land of fabric (literally)!! I walked in with a massive smile on my face and was automatically met with lots of happy shoppers and six lovely shop assistants running around cutting up fabric and bagging up buttons, beads and all sorts of haberdashery things!
Next Sunday we run our first adult sewing afternoon at The Creative Hub so it was the perfect opportunity to buy embroidery hoops, fabric and well, even more fabric!
I managed to find the prefect design fabric for a pair of PJ's I plan to make this winter. Plus the ideal fabric for sashes which will made and used by our young artists at our first art exhibition and The Big Draw on 18th October 2015.
I think the fact that I ended up buying so much wonderful good quality fabric (of which I could not stop stroking and admiring all the way home much to my husbands disbelief!) I was pleasantly surprised at how little it cost, so it really is worth shopping around!