Inspire * Believe * Create * Imagine
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In 2000, after the birth of my first child, I made the decision that a suit and office was not for me!
I turned my weekend-hobby making cushions, curtains, driftwood mirrors and accessories into a business. I found creating bespoke, hand made pieces really rewarding, and through various fairs and events, found a world of creative people to share ideas and skills.
Christmas 2001 - I ditched the trawling of busy town centres and decided on a completely home-made Christmas. I made candles, tree decorations, bunting, table decorations, wreaths, napkin rings and gifts. It was the most relaxing and rewarding Christmas ever! Hence the start of the 'Homemade Christmas' Workshop, held in November each year.
For my sons 5th birthday we held a craft party. I learnt how inspiring it was, to see the different results each child could create from the same materials. The imagination and creativity of children is truly rewarding, and from this initial party grew Bodley Craft!
Starting with a mobile "Craft Van" I ran workshops, parties and events across Somerset and Devon. In 2014 we ran our first holiday club from Bodley Studio for 6 years and over. We now offer holiday clubs during EVERY school holiday. Days are packed full of art and craft activities both in our studio and outside. A place where children are free to relax and create in a safe environment.
We have A Great Space to Create and offer;
Bespoke Birthday parties (whether you are 6 or 65!)
Holiday Clubs from 6 years;
Saturday morning Junior Art sessions;
Creative Workshops for children, teenagers and adults
Varied Team Building Days (Outdoor Leadership Challenges and Indoor Team Building Activities) for those wanting to refresh, reconnect and discover clearer thinking!
Art Journaling Courses - for teenagers and adults
We also have a great outside space to relax and enjoy fantastic views over the Blackdown Hills!
We all get stuck in the DO-DO-DO mode, but we can all benefit from having time out and doing something creative.
So whether you are looking for time-out for you to reconnect with yourself, or for your children to have a break from screens/social media/pressures and be creative, or to boost your work colleagues morale on one of our team building days, we guarantee you a warm welcome and something a little bit different which is sure to be rewarding and therapeutic.
I hope you like this website, and are inspired to book on to something creative!
Sam Riley x