Lots of fun, chat, creativity and tea and coffee!

Art & Craft workshops

Just minutes from Wellington town centre, and set in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, Bodley Studio is the perfect light and airy space to unwind and let your imagination take over!

With a huge selection of materials and ideas to choose from we run workshops throughout the year to suit children and adults of all abilities. From sewing to deco-patch, painting to mosaics. Prices from £20 per person.

Bespoke workshops

If you have a group of 4 or more wanting to do a particular craft, let us know. Whether it is for a team building exercise, a celebration, or a get-together with friends, we will build the workshop around you!

Christmas

Christmas Wreath Workshops - 2019 dates TBC £29 per person.

Come and make a beautiful natural foliage moss-filled wreath to create a stunning entrance to your home. Full instruction given and loads of choice to make yours unique!

Book early to avoid disappointment!

 Art Sessions for All!

Junior Art Sessions, 6-12 Yrs (10-11.30am)

Saturday mornings, term-time only

Calling all young Artists! Come and explore a variety of techniques whilst improving your skills with watercolour, acrylic, pastels and more to create works of art to remember! A fun 1½ hour session each week aimed at young artists to show creativity through art. Sessions run in 4-week blocks. Each session will guide you through the basics on selected mediums, and techniques in a relaxed environment, with no pressure to produce a masterpiece!

£40 for all 4 sessions. 

Mixed Media Art Journaling Sessions, 12-16 Yrs (12-2pm)

Saturdays during term-time only.

With various pressures on teenagers, this is a great creative release! Each 6-week block brings new ideas and techniques, whilst allowing each child to explore their own ideas and creativity. A relaxed and calm environment away from stress and worries everyday teenage life can bring! Great for gaining confidence and new techniques whilst having fun and sharing ideas. 

£90 per 6 sessions.

Adults Mixed Media Art Journaling - Thursday 7.15-9pm. £10 per session

These relaxed, fun sessions are for anyone wanting to learn about Mixed Media and Art Journaling. It is a time for you to create your own pages in your own time. We are happy to give advice and share techniques and give themes or ideas when needed.  So whether you are new to Journaling or been doing it for years, come along and journal together in a friendly relaxed environment. The time is yours to create whatever you choose.

 

The purpose of these sessions is to create a space for YOU. To leave busy lives behind for a couple of hours and get stuck in to time out! Make new friends, chat or don’t chat – just relax and make it YOU time.

 

A selection of materials from our stocked studio will be provided each week, but we are hoping some weeks you will bring some to incorporate in your creations! If you don’t have your own art book, take advantage of our trade discount and purchase one from us on your first visit.

If you are even the tiniest bit intrigued, please contact me for our next sessions. I would love to hear from you! 

Adults Workshop - An Introduction to Art Journaling

Saturday 20th July 10-1pm. £20 per person or £35 for two.

Come and create your own mini-journal. We will show you step-by-step how to create a summer-themed journal using a variety of techniques and materials. This is all about the process and enjoyment of creating. No pressure to produce a masterpiece! Suitable for teenagers* and adults. 

PixelHobby

Children and adults alike will love this craft! Totally addictive and open to all. Create some lovely Pixel Art pictures using these clever pixels! Lots of ideas, lots of fun and a great chance to either join in a workshop with your children, or leave them to be creative! 

Please contact us for details of our next workshop. 

 

Team Building

We all get on the treadmill of do, do, do leaving little time for reflection, understanding and allowing solutions to emerge.

Spending time outdoors has been proven in a recent study to increase performance in problem solving by up to 50%!  And hands-on creativity, ie. making, art or crafting shows a significant improvement in psychological resilience, as well as increased connectivity in peoples brains.  In other words they feel happier and have clearer minds!

 

Working with Lyn Paxman from Evolve, who has over 25 years of experience in training and development with a variety of sectors, working with leadership teams, managing change and employee engagement, we are now offering companies team building and creative sessions.

With Lyn's experience and Sam's creative flair, these days are not only hugely inspiring, but also therapeutic and creative!

 

If something more physical is your thing, then we also offer outdoor command challenges with Navy trained Nick, who will put teams through their paces with leadership and team building exercises, guaranteed to get your team working together and strengthening bonds.  

Range of flexible half or full-day packages available.

Please email sam@bodleycraft.co.uk for more details.

Buy a Gift Experience!

Vouchers available from £10

Vouchers can be exchanged for:

PixelHobby Products, Holiday Club days or a place for an adult or child on one of our Workshops

So whatever your budget, we have the creative gift for you!

Felting Workshops

We run a range of needle and wet felting workshops throughout the year...

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We offer an exciting range of workshops for beginners, or the more experienced felter, we run both needle and wet felting workshops to create varied fabulous creations!

Contact us for our future dates! 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A BOOKING FORM

PixelHobby Stockist and Workshops

If you haven't heard of PixelHobby then don't miss out any longer! You and your children will love this new craft, and be totally hooked - it is additive! This craft is suitable for workshops and birthday parties!

A new craft that is perfect for children and adults.Come along and give it a go! 

We stock PixelHobby products at discounted prices, so whether its a birthday present or stocking fillers - contact me for details or visit our SALE days during Summer holidays and during November, ready for Christmas!

Coffee & Craft Mornings (for Adults)

After launching this in 2018, our coffee mornings have been a great success! Running every FIRST Wednesday of the month, 10-11.30 £5 per session to cover all materials and refreshments.

A chance to come and be creative over coffee (and cake!!) 

Very relaxed fun session. Each month we show a simple craft idea which you are welcome to have a go at, or you are free to bring your own project. We welcome any ideas and would love you to show off what you make. It is all about meeting creative people, sharing/learning skills and having a natter! 

February 6th - Fruity Felt Keyrings

March 6th - Spring-time Origami

April 3rd - Felting for Easter

May 1st - Deco-patch

June 5th - Bottle wrapping (MOVED TO 12TH JUNE!)

July 3rd - Wet Felting

August 7th - NO COFFEE MORNING DUE TO HOLIDAY CLUBS

September 4th - Painted Pebble Mandalas 

October 2nd - Activity TBC

November 6th - Poppy Accessories

December 4th - Christmas Decorations

I hope you will be able to come along to some if not all our sessions! Let us know if you can make it so we know to cater for you! Everyone welcome.

 

 

Testimonials

It just shows - you are never too old for craft. You made us all very welcome. Fantastic studio, great views and I love the cushion I made. I think we all far exceeded our expectations of what was possible, and couldn't have done so without your ideas and creativity. Many thanks - cant wait until we have another excuse to come back!  Mrs L, Wellington

 Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop on Saturday morning. I am so pleased with my bunting, and cant wait to display my Christmas decorations. Cant wait for the next one!  Mrs D, Taunton

I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your sewing machine workshop. It was lovely to spend time with my daughter doing girlie things, and we are so proud of our apron! You did so well with everyone - you have endless patience, and lovely ideas. It was a great morning, and lots of fun! Let us know when you have another! Mrs B, Tiverton

For the third year running I have enjoyed your Christmas wreath making. Your workshops are so relaxing and fun, not to mention cheaper than any others in the area! Your materials are great quality and you always put the group at ease with your calm nature. It is a lovely start to the festive season to come to Bodley Studio. I look forward to returning next year. Ed, Bridgwater

Thank you for making our office party one to remember. We left your studio simply buzzing! You made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Even the less 'crafty' enjoyed it and said how therapeutic it was to relax and create - thank you! Taunton Branch

We found Bodley Craft on Google and booked 3 sessions with Sam for my son to prepare for his art scholarship. Sam was amazing! Her never ending encouragement and enthusiasm was inspiring. My son has a new energy for art since the sessions. We can't thank you enough... oh, and he got the scholarship! Thank you! xxx Mrs H-J, Taunton.

My daughter attended both the Junior and now Teenager art courses.She has loved your relaxed and calm approach to art. Her art has hugely improved. Your encouragement has taught us that it is not all about the end result but about the creative process - and the enjoyment gained from that process. You are an inspiration Sam, we love you! Mrs N, Illminster.

Before my child attended Sam's art session she only drew in black and white.  After one session with Sam I noticed a difference in her. Sam allowed her the space to be her, without judging or pressure, Sam allowed her to create how she chose and through this freedom came colour! Hooray, Sam you are a true gem. so glad we found you! S. D, Wellington 

I was told at school I would never be an artist and to basically stop wasting time trying. 30 years later I found Bodley Studio. Wow! Sam made me realise that "art is a personal journey, a chance for expression not perfection, for play not work". I can't believe I allowed one person all those years ago to restrict my creativity. The adult sessions have transformed my life and made it possible for me to enjoy art again - no matter what the outcome. Sam, you are a shining light in the dark xx  M G, Hemyock.

My home educated children love Bodley Studio. The Life Skills workshops are so useful. They have learnt so much from how to sew on buttons, fix clothing, knitting, sewing, learnt about nature, recycling and more! They now teach me! As soon as they leave Bodley they are asking when they can go back! R Mann, Tiverton.

 

 

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