Creative Mini Parties

Contact me to discuss your wishes

You can still have a party, but with a maximun of three people!

A happy customer said: "We attended Helga's workshop on mandala making at Colourbuzz, as part of a birthday celebration. It was a fantastic way to celebrate - something a bit different and a way to get together with people and catch up whilst producing something beautiful to take home! All the resources for us were really well laid out, making it easy for us to create lovely things, without getting too hung up about whether we were 'arty' or not. Helga was a great facilitator, helping us feel at ease, offering us lots of cups and tea and offering a cosy, inspiring work space. I would highly recommend this sort of experience to anyone and we are really proud of our little pieces of art!"
Alex

Creative workshops Durham Birthday Party
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Workshops

Do you want to to try something new, creative and above all enjoyable? Colourbuzz workshops are all about that.


No experience is needed to enjoy any of our workshops.

  

 

Gift making

Polymer clay

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Fee: £40 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

In this workshop you will discover a Japanes technique called Mokune Gane, which will give you pieces fascinating patterns and great colours. It is your choice what you make; jewellery, key dishes or key rings.

In the live-online course you will make some key-rings, pendants and a ring dish.

You will receive all you need in a \Colourbuzz Craft Box.

Result!

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Monochrome detail

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Workshop in progress

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Turquoise and green

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Mini succulent pots and dishes

Polymer clay

Duration: around 3 hours

Fee: £35 

Deposit: £5 pp

You will be experimenting with polymer clay using a colour set of your preference. You even learn how to use different polishes, which is great fun and adding another skill to your reportoire.

At the end of the session you will have made a set of three plant pots and two or three dishes. You will also take home a gorgeous set of succulents (yes, you'll even get the stones and plants (or seeds if you prefer)


The sets need baking, but I will do that for you. 

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Plant pot decoupage

Duration: around 2.5 hours

Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Have you ever wanted to know what decoupage is and how to do it? Here's your chance. Join me in a decoupage workshop and go home with two plant pots to fill with plants or herbs.

You can choose from many different designs.

It is great fun and you willl think of a hundred other things to do with your new found skill.

With herbs

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Great gift, with amarylises

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Vegetable theme

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Christmas cards

Mixed media

Duration: around 2.5 hours

Fee: £30 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Is it lino cutting?

Is it stamping?

Is it metal work?

No, it's a unique way of making cards that shimmer and shine and brighten up everyone's day.

They are great fun to make and you'll learn at least three new skills!

Pictures in the making!

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Straw stars

Duration: around 2 hours

Fee: £25 (1x £5 discount if you book for three people)

Deposit: £5 pp

Autumn is here, but bring some of nature back in yuour house with these lovely straw stars.

They would also make natural looking Christmas decorations.

It takes some patience to make them, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to experiment with different designs.

All materials are provided and you can also purchase extra split straws and the jig to make them.

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Preparing the straw

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Phase 1

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Phase 2

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Close up

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Phase 3

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Phase 3

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Materials assembled

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Everything in a bag for 72 hours

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Ready to go!

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Having a good time!

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Colourbuzz

Love Creating

Looking to try something new, creative and above all enjoyable? Our workshops will give you all that. No experience is needed to enjoy any of our workshops.

Available now:

  • Polymer clay gift making (mokume Gane)

  • Mini succulent pots and dishes

  • Plant pot decoupage

  • (Christmas) cards, mixed media (coming soon)

  • Straw stars

  • Christmas/winter ornaments (polymer clay)

  • Relaxing 'Go with the Flow'workshops 

  • 8 week polymer clay mirror course

For groups between 4 and 8 the workshops will be in the lovely Colourbuzz studio and for larger groups we can arrange a different room in the same building or at a place of your choice. Let us know what you would like to do!.

 

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Santa Craft Kit

Great fun for the whole family

Fee: £15 (including postage, UK mainland) £12.50 for Durham (3 mile radius from centre WITH FREE DELIVERY)

You'll receive a bag full of creative goodies to do the Santa related crafts.

You will be emailed with detailed instructions and templates of all activities so you can make as many Santas as you like.

There's even a video for those who prefer, where you'll get some extra tips as well.

 

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Santa Craft Kit

Great fun for the whole family

Fee: £15 (including postage, UK mainland) £12.50 for Durham (3 mile radius from centre WITH FREE DELIVERY)

You'll receive a bag full of creative goodies to do the Santa related crafts.

You will be emailed with detailed instructions and templates of all activities so you can make as many Santas as you like.

There's even a video for those who prefer, where you'll get some extra tips as well.

 

Three mini succulent sets (live-online)

Polymer clay

Duration: around 3 hours

Fee: £35 (for the online workshops there's and additional £5 for postage)

A Colourbuzz kit with all you need will arrive on yourstep if you do the workshop online. This includes the tools that are needed and a tile to work on. During the session you will be experimenting with polymer clay using a colour set of your preference. You will also use gilding paste, which is great fun and adds another skill to your reportoire.

With all the material from the kit you will be able to decorate three mini plant pots and make three dishes.


Included are seeds, soil and decorative white stones. 

The sets need baking in a concentional or fan-assisted oven.

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Straw Stars Kit

A challenge

Duration: as long as you need

Fee: £20, postage £3.50  for UK mainland, contact me for other destinations)

This is a challenging eco-friendly activity that is not suitable for the impatient! But, once you get the hang of it, it is engrossing and will give you the satisfaction of having accomplished something hard and beautiful.

You will create geometric patterns using straws, making lovely Christmas stars, bringing a bit of nature inside to complement your Christmas decorations.

This activity will give you the skills with which you can create more and more intricate stars. 

It will keep you (or someone else) busy for hours and inspire to make more of your own design. 

It makes a perfect present for a crafty person who's looking to add a new skill to  to their repertoire.

Recycled and natural materials are used throughout, including in the packaging! Everything is made by hand, which means no two packages will look exactly the same.

If you want me to send it directly to someone else, I'll wrap it up in Christmas paper, attach a gift tag with your message for £1 extra.

Who will take up the challenge or who will you throw the gauntlet to?

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NEW

Make Christmas Copper

Wire form and wrap copper baubles

Duration: around 3 hours

Fee: £40 

This is a great introduction to wire wrapping and wire forming.


What better way of starting to think of the festive season than by using new skills to make it special.

By the end of the workshop you will have at least one copper bauble and the material and skills to end up with a gorgeous set of three to put on display.

The vintage world of wire wrapping will be open to you and you will be able to make many more creations, both ornamental and jewellery-related.

Copper is a beautiful metal that can be used bright and shiny or antiqued for a vintage look. You will learn how to create these effects, too.

Most of all, it's about the experience of working with copper and having a good time, which is why this workshop also works great as a party.

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Gorgeous Swirlsil

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Before beads

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I just couldn't stop!

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Gorgeous Swirlsil

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Classy Christmas Decorations

Polymer clay and metallic waxes

This is a fun workshop and great introduction into working with the versatile polymer clay.

You will learn the basics of conditioning, mixing, forming, shaping, cutting, texturising and embossing of polymer clay.

You're welcome to turn this into a party with friends/familey/collegues!

You will go home with a selection of beautiful festive white ornaments with a metallic accent of your own choice.


Let me know if you would like a different colour to work with and I'm sure I can do that too.

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Kit boxes for live online workshop

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