Unique Creative Experiences in Bristol City Centre

Join us for unique, creative experiences in Bristol with the UK’s leading contemporary, sustainable designers.

Click on each link below to find out more information and to book your place. 

Perfect for friends, family and colleague get togethers in Bristol. Our Bristol workshop space is accessible and located right in Bristol's city centre. 

We are constantly adding new workshops to this list so make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to be the first to know! You can sign up at the bottom of this page. 

Exclusive to PRIOR -  If you attend one of our workshops you also receive the following perks:

  • 10% off any purchase in PRIOR on the day of your workshop.  
  • We've also partnered with the following local businesses in Quakers Friars:
    • CÔTE BRASSERIE  - If you fancy a lazy weekend breakfast or stylish lunch/dinner on the day of your workshop - you'll get a free glass of Prosecco with your meal. 
    • Mila Coffee - If you mention PRIOR at Mila coffee - you'll get any hot drink half price.
    • Cuup - For all your bubble tea needs. All Prior workshop participants get 20% off all drink orders.
  • Just show your workshop confirmation email to the staff at these outlets

If you are a workshop leader and would like to host a workshop here in our Central Bristol events space, click here.

 

Make a Merchant & Mills Garment

In this comprehensive seven-hour workshop you’ll make your very own garment from scratch using a stylish Merchant and Mills sewing pattern, supplied via Millie Moon shop in Frome. 

Your host, professional seamstress and dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery, will guide you through all steps from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. 

This workshop is suitable for beginner and progressing dressmakers who are confident using a sewing machine.

£95 per participant

Sat 4th Feb 10am - 5pm

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Create your own eco-friendly jesmonite jewellery

Learn how to make your own unique pieces of beautiful eco-friendly jesmonite stone jewellery. Join Promises Promises owner and professional jewellery designer Vicky Myatt and make either four necklace pendants or four pairs of earrings in this three hour workshop

£45 per participant (14+)

Sat 4th Feb 10:30am - 1:30pm

Sat 4th March 10:30am - 1:30pm

Sat 1st April 10:30am - 1:30pm

Upstairs workshop space

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Glitter Makeup Artist Training with Eco Glitter Fun

An eco glitter makeup training course designed for anyone who aspires to become an eco glitter makeup artist either for friends or as a business of their own

Upstairs workshop space

£100 per participant or 2 for £150

Sat 4th Feb 3pm - 5pm

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Linocut: Beginners Taster Class

In this hands-on workshop, you'll focus on simple line and shape designs to perfect your carving skills. Discover how to print with hand pressure, bamboo barens, rollers and the trusty spoon. You will be guided through the entire print process from start to finish. Right from preparing your initial drawing so it's print-ready, to finally inking up and pulling off a valid print.

£45 per participant (18+)

Downstairs workshop space

Sun 5th Feb 12:30pm - 3pm

Sat 11th March 2:30pm - 5pm

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Natural Perfume Blending Workshop

Join co-founders of TRUE. for an afternoon of perfume blending.

This is a 90 minute interactive workshop encouraging you to connect with your senses, giving you the tools to intuitively blend your own natural, personalised scent

£30 per participant

Upstairs workshop space

Sun 12th Feb 2pm - 3:30pm

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Make herbal bath salts & an aromatherapy room mist

Fancy learning how to make your own aromatic and herbal products? Ones which will make you feel lovely and boost your wellbeing too?

In this special two-hour experience, you'll learn all about the sweet-smelling magic of aromatherapy and herbalism. Discover the basics of aromatherapy history, blending science and phytochemistry. Sample a range of base oils, essential oils and herbs, learning about their therapeutic properties and create two seasonal products to take home.

A range of hand-blended, organic herbal teas will also be included in this relaxing and restorative experience.

£45 per participant (8+)

Upstairs workshop space

Thurs 16th Feb 6pm - 8:30pm

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Scent Blending & Candle Making

Indulge your senses and learn a new craft at the Scent Blending & Candle Making workshop, with Mooke.

In this workshop you will explore more than 20 essential oils to create an aromatherapy fragrance as unique as you. Your host will provide group and one-to-one guidance to understand how to blend oils to produce a beautiful, balanced aroma for your candle. You will then go through the step-by-step process of turning your essential oil blend into a gorgeously scented soy wax candle, housed in a reusable and recyclable amber glass jar with a lid

£30 per participant

Thurs 16th Feb 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Sat 18th March 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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Explore Colour and Paint an Abstract Canvas

This workshop will guide you in learning to paint an expressive, abstract piece of art. Your host Sky will guide you throughout the session, and you will learn how to paint intuitively and enjoy the process, rather than focusing too much on the outcome

£40 per participant

Upstairs workshop space

Sun 19th Feb 11:30am - 2:30pm

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Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Learn the art of modern calligraphy in the lovely dip pen and ink style. Add flair and a touch of luxury to your handwriting with Hunter Gatherings at Cabot Circus' Prior Shop. 

£40 per participant

Downstairs workshop space

Sun 5th Mar 2pm - 4:30pm

Sun 23rd April 1:30pm - 4pm

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Bag Making for Beginners

In this three hour beginner's sewing workshop you’ll make a beautiful cotton shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets to take home after. You’ll have the choice of two different fabrics to make your tote bag with and it will be matched with a waterproof wax canvas, cotton lining and strong carry handles. Fancy!

£65 per participant (16+)

Sun 19th March 11am - 2pm

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Gelliplate Monoprinting Workshop

Gelliplate printing is a vibrant, effective - and quick- printing technique! Want to have a go at making printed art? Not sure where to begin? Well, this fun and simple printing approach is a great place to start! 

£30 per participant

Upstairs workshop space

Sun 30th April 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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