Christmas Workshop at The Old Royal Naval College

£8.00 - £12.00
  • Christmas Workshop at The Old Royal Naval College
  • Christmas Workshop at The Old Royal Naval College
  • Christmas Workshop at The Old Royal Naval College
  • Christmas Workshop at The Old Royal Naval College

Nov 28th is Museum Shops Sunday, a national day of activities to promote the fantastic retail offers of Heritage & Cultural sites. As a supplier of the gift shops at The Old Royal Naval College I have been invited to create these special festive creative sessions within the stunning college surroundings.

We'll be making Christmas decorations with your drawings preserved forever and working in a spacious level access education room right at the centre of the beautiful surroundings of The Old Royal Naval College. We will be using a traditional studio ceramics technique called Sgraffito, scratching through a coloured layer on a contrasting clay colour to reveal the clay underneath.

For this session I will have prepared a rich dark studio grade stoneware clay into shapes and over painted with a contrasting white clay, these shapes will be stiff and partially dry. (There is also wetter clay to work with for fun as a separate activity on another table).

This session allows for settling in, sketching a few ideas, and then the careful scratching through to reveal your design. The cost includes the studio prep & kiln costs. You can pre-book additional decorations to draw on. If breakages occur as we are in the making, I’ll have a limited number of smaller replacements that we’ll do instead rather than anyone going home disappointed.

*FREE* ; There will also be an additional table for longer free play with clay, this won't be charged or fired.

How it works:
🎄Book one session per person drawing, every session includes one pre-made decoration, state which you'd prefer: tree, snowman or Gingerbread man. You can buy additional decorations which will also be ready for you when you arrive for your session.

🎄Session times are booked & spaced to avoid too many people in the room, though it is a large well ventilated space.

🎄We’ll carefully scratch onto our decorations. From observation this works for children over 7 alone, younger will need supervision and help from you. The tools can be fairly sharp so your child uses with your risk and your guidance. Adults enjoy this activity too!

🎄Your work will be marked with initials and class & I’ll return them to my studio and tidy rough edges etc. They will then be fired in my kiln, threaded & returned to the Shop at Discover Greenwich for your collection from Dec 11th, earlier if I can (and you'll be notified).

This is for adults or children. It is an accessible activity - the access is level, in a calm and well ordered room & toilets are nearby in the visitors centre. I have plenty of teaching experience & am fully DBS certified. It's not hugely messy but if you need to preserve special outfits do feel free to bring your own aprons / cover all.