Make a Hat Day

Apparently today is make a hat day so theme for today’s blog is……… How to make a mini hat. Completely impractical and technically not sure if they qualify as a hat but I thought they might be a nice alternative to the paper hats you get in Christmas crackers. You’ll need a toilet roll tube, card, coloured paper, double sided tape or glue, scissors and … Continue reading Make a Hat Day

Cass Art Festival This Weekend

As its Friday 13th I did consider uploading another Halloween post but I decided instead to share details of a great event taking place in a week’s time. On the 19th of October Cass Art are staging their annual festival, billed as  an art-filled event celebrating all things Cass Art.  The events will host  over 150 artists , alongside a breadth of creative workshops and … Continue reading Cass Art Festival This Weekend

Celebrating Giacometti Part 5

Ok so today is Giacometti’s birth day so an appropriate time to finish my figure. Your plaster figure should now be completely dry and sturdy. For this stage you will need some Plaster of Paris powder again you can get this in any good craft store.  Measure out some powder, you generally need about 1.5 powder for every part water although you should pour the … Continue reading Celebrating Giacometti Part 5

Celebrating Giacometti Part 4

Your figure should now be dry and quite sturdy to work with. To make the base for your figure to stand on take a box, punch holes in the top and feed the wire attached to the feet through the holes.  Fill the box with something heavy to add weight as this will balance the figure when complete.  I used some broken terracotta pieces from … Continue reading Celebrating Giacometti Part 4