Unique Creative Experiences in Bristol City Centre
Join us for unique, creative experiences in Bristol with the UK’s leading contemporary, sustainable designers.
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Perfect for friends, family and colleague get togethers in Bristol. Our Bristol workshop space is accessible and located right in Bristol's city centre.
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Special offer: All workshops participants will receive 10% off any purchases made in-store at Prior. This is only valid for the day of your workshop so if your booking is an evening class, please arrive early to shop!
Creative Wanderlust : A playful, explorative workshop
This workshop is for you if:
You’re keen to re discover the childlike joy of creating freely
You’re afraid you’re not ‘creative’ but want to have a go. You’re a creative, tired of the digital, wanting a chance to be more hands on. Mindfulness & meditation is too hard, but you want to find a way to calm your mind & relax
£22.50 per participant
Thurs 6th Oct 6:30pm - 8:45pm
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 8th Oct 10:30am - 1:30pm
Thurs 3rd Nov 5:45pm - 8:45pm
Ayurvedic incense making workshop
Incense doesn't just smell incredible - burning it can promote relaxation, reduce stress levels, aid sleep, and encourage us to become more mindful and kind. Wouldn't you love to learn how to make it?
In this workshop you will:
Learn from a skilled aromatherapist how to make incense
Get introduced to basic Ayurveda principles which can improve your life
Step away with your own beautiful smelling incense
£35 per participant (8+)
Sat 15th Oct 3pm - 4:30pm
Sat 19th Nov 3pm - 4:30pm
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.
£39 per participant (8+)
Thurs 20th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm
Thurs 17th Nov 6pm - 8:30pm
Thurs 15th Dec 6pm - 8:30pm
Berry Basket Workshop
Using tried and tested weaving techniques, you will go home with a round-base berry basket made using Somerset willow. Learn a new skill and take home your very own basket woven with natural materials and made with your own hands!
Sat 22nd Oct: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Make coil baskets from sea plastic
Get the chance to master the basics of coil basketry and transform plastic fishing waste (collected from Welsh beaches) with Nina Brabbins Design. Learn a new skill and the basic techniques you'll need to continue your creative journey at home - no previous experience needed.
£30 per participant (15+)
Sun 23rd Oct 11am - 3pm
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!
£55 per participant (16+)
Sat 29th Oct 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Thurs 8th Dec 5pm -8pm
Meet the Maker in-house market
Join us for a monthly in-house Meet the Maker Market at our Cabot Circus store
With each weekend showcasing a new line up of independent local makers these markets are not to be missed!
Sat 12th Nov (10am - 6pm)
Sun 13th Nov (11am - 5pm)
Sat 17th Dec (10am - 6pm)
Sun 18th Dec (10am - 5pm)
Festive Edition: Scent Blending & Candle Making Workshop
Join Mooke in creating a festive scented candle, and learn the art of candle making as a way of creating gifts for all your loved ones! You will blend Christmassy scents to make your own gorgeous Christmas candle!
In this scent blending workshop, experience the sensory delight of creating your own festive-themed aromatherapy candle to take home and enjoy. Take your pick from a range of festive inspired essential oils on offer, to create a scent that will just sing winter holidays
£30 per participant (12+)
Thurs 24th Nov 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thurs 22nd Dec 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Christmas 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.
Whether you crave being able to add magic to your Christmas cards, write present tags for under the tree, add a personal touch to your wrapping paper or create festive place name cards for around your table this year - learning calligraphy will help you add a flair to your Christmas crafting this festive season!
£40 per participant
Sat 26th Nov 10:30am - 1pm
Sat 10th Dec 2:30pm - 5pm
Festive paper-cutting workshop
Get to grips with the fundamentals of paper-cutting in this crafty experience. Focus your mind, steady your hand and enjoy a serene sense of achievement.
Your wonderful host Sarah will guide you through this creative and therapeutic experience. Sharing her knowledge on this centuries-old and ever-evolving art form.
Sarah will show you all the top techniques and tips you need to know, before embarking on your own artistic journey. Learn how to feel confident using a craft knife and about the types of paper which are perfect for this art form.
£30 per participant
Sat 10th Dec 10am - 1pm