Lizzie's Craft Club
I have been running my craft club since 2006 in the custom built art studio in the garden at my home in Sidlesham. The studio is wheelchair accessible as I am disabled. I welcome children of all abilities aged 4 to 11 to join the club, and have an assistant with me every week.
The club runs on term time Saturdays for 5 or 6 weeks from 2.30-4pm. Each 6 week Craft Club covers a different theme. The club is structured with up to 3 activities each week. After the 6 weeks, children take home everything they have made. All materials and refreshments are provided!
In 2010 I was able to provide nine free places at the club to children with special needs and their brothers and sisters. These places were funded by Wellspring West Sussex with the generous support of The Alchemy Foundation and we have received further funding from them so that I can continue to offer free places during 2012.
"I was overjoyed at finding out about Lizzie's Craft Club because at last both my children could attend a club together, be supported to achieve, and enjoy themselves and each other! As a parent of children with differing needs, Lizzie's Craft Club uniquely provided a prolonged and focused activity over several weeks, that they were both challenged by and really enjoyed.” Grainne, parent
"I love doing different art every time I go. It is the fun that I have which makes it special and the teacher Lizzie is great. You will never want to stop going!" Jennah, aged 11
If you would like to book your child in for one of my Craft Clubs in 2012, please contact me. Do mention that you read this article! Click here to visit my website.
Creative Heads was formed in 2009 after I teamed up with two friends, Maria and Becky, to run combined craft, photography and creative writing workshops. At our workshops, Maria takes photographs of children in dressing up clothes, glasses and hats which we bring with us. The photo is then printed out and can be used to personalise the craft activity I provide, or the books made with Becky.
We have provided our workshops at leisure centre fun days across the county for the past two years as part of the Aiming High for Disabled Children project run by West Sussex County Council. It has been wonderful to see the creativity of all the children (and parents!) at our workshops and it has been especially exciting when we have met the same children at different locations.
Most recently we ran a workshop at the Dame Vera Lynn School for Parents 10th Anniversary party attended by over 100 children!
If your group or club are interested in booking us for a workshop, please contact me through the link on my website.
Lizzie Baily firstname.lastname@example.org