2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Funny Faces with Let’s Make Art

Let’s Make Art return with a new workshop for the festival – an opportunity to make a giant funny face.

Choose from a selection of bright and joyful materials to make your own funny face – one that perfectly suits your personality. Bring smiles to other festival visitors as you wear it out and about in Blackburn.

LET’S MAKE ART is an independent arts organisation run by artists and educators Alice Hendy and Karen Davies. They are artists in residence at the Arnolfini, Bristol’s International Centre for Contemporary Arts. Their fun and inventive style has led them to work with many like minded organisations and artists, delivering accomplished projects for diverse audiences.

This has given them the opportunity to present exclusive, contemporary and sometimes cheeky ways for children and grownups to express their creativity. They began in 2012, using their own collections of art supplies and a lot of imagination.

Since then Let’s Make Art has spread its wings and now prides itself as being one of the best arts providers and mobile studios in the UK. They are passionate about the importance of creative subjects in schools and truly believe that studying and participating in art supports learning in other subjects. They provide multimedia afterschool art provision at schools in Bristol and provide activities for Artists in Residence, an initiative which funds artists to visit schools in need of a creative boost. Their mission is to provide a safe and fun environment in which to produce high quality art with people that encourages their creativity.

In Autumn of 2022, LET’S MAKE ART published a book featuring 12 craft projects for children with clear instructions on how to make them at home. They reveal their top tips for creating stunning art work that parents and children will want to keep and display (rather than consign to the recycling bin)!



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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