Amazing Facts You Won’t Know about Oil Painting

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Oil painting is seen as one of the most prestigious and difficult mediums to create in, but we think we should all just get stuck in! You can’t get good at something if you don’t try, so that’s why we worked with local artist Jemisha Maadhavj… Read more

The Importance of Supporting Local Artists

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All AAaH kits are curated in collaboration with artists, not only from the UK but internationally. As important as it is to celebrate artists from all places, today we put a spotlight on our local artists. As a part of the Attenborough Arts C… Read more

Ways Arts and Crafts Improves Quality of Life

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Here at the AAaH, we love arts. We love crafts. And we want you to reap the benefits of it just as much as we do. Like all creative pursuits, arts and crafts have the ability to improve the quality of our lives through the process of creation… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 12: Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments

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If you are a seasoned crafter, you will probably have some cabbage stashed away as its too good to throw away but not good enough to be put with your other fabrics (cabbage meaning leftover fabric scraps, not the vegetable). In that case, its… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 11: Craft Mini Rosemary Wreaths For All

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You’ve seen our wreath making classes on offer at Attenborough Arts Centre, but maybe you couldn’t make the classes or are still have a hankering for more. Well, how about mini wreaths made with rosemary! These mini wreaths are perfect for an… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 10: Bring Back Historical Crafts With These Pin Pricked Cards

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Cards are a huge part of any holiday, but when they are homemade it makes them extra special. There are so many ways to decorate a card, but one technique that you might not have thought of is pin pricking. The history of the Christmas card d… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 9: Save the Orange Peel for Holiday Ornaments

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On day 2 of our 12 days of crafting we showed you how to make a citrus garland and know we have more! We are bringing back the orange-goodness with our orange peel ornaments. First off, with all these orange decorations your house is going to… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 8: Did You Know the Origin of the Christmas Cracker?

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The Christmas cracker is a firm holiday staple, appearing not only on our dinner tables but as decorations on our trees. We here at the AAaH absolutely love them – especially when they are homemade – but even we found this history of the crac… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 7: Earth-Friendly Holiday Twig Ornaments

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When those cold crisp winter days roll in it feels so good to get all wrapped up in your favourite coat and explore the great outdoors. To pair with these days of fun in nature, we have a craft that involves just that! It is the perfect time … Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 6: Make Your Own 3D Paper Ornaments

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Holiday ornaments can liven up any room with their fun and eye-catching designs, but did you know you can make your own with just some paper and string? Let us show you how. This craft is so simple and yet, when paired with beautiful colours … Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 5: Christingle – Do You Know Its History?

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For many of us across the UK the Christingle was a cherished and slightly odd part of our Christmas celebrations. But where did it come from and how can you carry on this quirky tradition? The tradition started in 1747 in Germany by John de W… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 4: Fun for All Making a Popsicle Toy Solider Ornament

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One of the most iconic symbols for Christmas is that of the toy solider. Bring this tradition into your home with us by making your very own toy solider ornament out of popsicles. But first, did you know that the prevalence of the toy solider… Read more