Christmas Workshops for ACL Staff

We have a range of festive activities for our staff to enjoy. Places are limited to 10 spaces per workshop, so please only book onto one. If there are remaining spaces on workshops, we will notify everyone a week before they are due to start.

To book onto a workshop, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Festive Cheer Caught on Camera

Tuesday 1st December
4.00 – 5.30

Make your Christmas truly memorable with fabulous photographs of your festivities.

Use your SMART phone or iPad to take some festive shots from around the house/garden.  Learn to add effects, manipulate and add captions using different Apps.  Upload your photo and we will have a competition to choose the best.

  • Smartphone, iPad or Camera

Floristry Make a Table Decoration

Tuesday 1st December
1.30 – 3.00

Create a fabulous floral table setting.

Create a magical Christmas display to decorate you table over the festive period. Assemble a circular table design with a candle, flowers and winter foliage finished with seasonal accessories.

  • One block of wet floral foam
  • One six-inch terracotta pot (or a pot cover of this size)
  • One sixteen-inch square of plastic (to line the container to ensure it is water proof)
  • One twelve-inch taper candle
  • Four cocktail sticks
  • Ten 0.71mm x 310mm stub wires (these or a similar size wire can be purchased in the florist or in various garden centres)
  • One pack of roses (normally sold in packs of 8-10)
  • Three stems of spray carnations
  • One stem of Gypsophilia
  • Three cones (not to big)
  • One bucket of winter foliage (holly, ivy, pines, stems of small shrubs from your garden)
  • Scissors and a knife

Photography Capturing Festive Fun

Wednesday 2nd December
10.30 – 12.00

Give your Christmas photos the wow factor.

If you are interested in photography and would like to get more out of your Smartphone or camera then this session is for you.  Improve your creative skills by using light, colour and composition to capture the festive fun.

  • Smartphone, iPad or Camera

Create your own Christmas Repeat Pattern

Thursday 3rd December
6.00 – 7.30

Make your wrapping truly unique.

Design and make your own festive repeat pattern by following along live with you tutor. Use this create your own wrapping paper or Christmas cards for a truly personal touch this festive season.

Some sweets/chocolates.  A template and suggestions for the decoration will be e-mailed.

  • Pencil
  • Black marker pen
  • Scissors
  • Paper or card
  • Colour pencils or paint

Festive Christmas Decorations

Thursday 3rd December
6.00 – 7.30

Have fun with fabric and make unique festive decorations.

Get in the festive spirit by making your own Christmas pudding tree decoration.  Learn techniques that will add handmade glamour to your festive decoration.

  • White wool 100g
  • Brown wool 25g
  • Green Felt A4 sheet size
  • 2 Red mini bells or 2 red buttons
  • Strong cardboard such as a box to create pom pom maker
  • A mug or tin to create a large circle and smaller item to create a small circle (eg a large bottle top)
  • Scissors

Floristry Mini Christmas Garland

Friday 4th December
1.00 – 2.30

Create a fabulous floral mini garland to adorn your home.

Create a Christmas garland as a perfect addition to your coffee table, archway or stairs.  Learn how to use your Christmas decorations in a creative way.

  • 1 bunch of flowers (3-5 stems)
  • 50 cm string
  • Multipurpose scissors
  • Optional – 1 set of battery powered fairy lights or 1 metre of thin decorative ribbon.

Christmas Tree Treats

Friday 4th December
11.00 – 12.00

Get into the Christmas spirit with festive goodies.

A fun session to create a Christmas tree decoration and add your favourite sweets or chocolates.

Some sweets/chocolates.  A template and suggestions for the decoration will be e-mailed.