Archive

Children

3 New Titles by HARRIET RUSSELL

HARRIET RUSSELL – Eleanor and the Eagle  £9.50

HARRIET RUSSELL – Drawing in Space  £14.50

HARRIET RUSSELL – Goodbye Oil  £14.50

NOEMI VOLA – Bear with Me  £12

3 Colouring Books by MARTI GUIXE  £12.50 – £14.50

ARTISTS BOOKS for CHILDREN – inspiring, timeless and cherishable… available now in our children’s section at the Chapel.

Corraini Edizioni is an Italian publishing workshop open to international artists, illustrators, designers and educators such as the eclectic, brilliant Bruno Munari.

Their exceptional catalogue has been created alongside their art gallery and includes, among many others, works by Glasgow School of Art and St Martins’s graduate Harriet Russell, recent graduate in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Noemi Vola and Barcelona artist Marti Guixe. (New book titles by all three can be seen here.)

The London based artist Harriet Russell regularly works for publishing houses such as Penguin and Phaidon. Noemi Vola is the founder of Bianca, a self-produced magazine for children that collects comics and illustrated stories. Marti Guixe describes himself as an ‘ex-designer’ inventing ‘brilliantly simple ideas of curious significance’ working for companies such as Alessi and Camper, and exhibiting at MoMA, New York, the London Museum of Design and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Above all Corraini gives artists a space in which to create, to invent, to collaborate, to innovate and to educate…

 

 

The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde £10.95

Dover Yellow Fairy Book – Andrew Lang £8.99

We are a one stop shop for children’s gifts this Christmas – and you don’t even have to leave your door. Shop online by category for gifts and get them delivered to you in time to go under the tree.

Our top picks are…

STOCKING FILLERS

Stabilo Woody Pencils £1.41 Their luxurious buttery texture and vibrancy of colour make these firm favourites for all ages. Draw on any smooth surface and blend with water to create a painterly effect.

Koh-i-Noor 4 Tier Watercolour Set  At £6.65 this is an all-rounder watercolour set that can travel, takes up barely any room and is very easy to use. With 24 beautiful colours, you can’t go wrong.

FIMO Soft Modelling Clay £2.38 Let your child get creative with this brightly coloured clay. Once baked and cooled, their creations can be cut, sawn, glued, varnished and painted

Marabu Porcelain Painter Pens £3.84 Draw these directly on to ceramics or glass in lots of bright, opaque colours and decorate your own dishwasher-friendly crockery without baking. Tried and tested with a huge thumbs up!

FOR THE STORY LOVERS

‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring £10.95. First published in 1888, Wilde’s beautiful and romantic winter’s tale comes to life with Shearring’s delightful drawings.

‘The Yellow Fairy Book’ edited by Andrew Lang £8.99. 48 Classic fairy tales with hundreds of woodcuts and illustrations, there is so much to take from this magical tome. Not only are Lang’s Coloured Fairy Books generally considered to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range.

FOR THE SERIOUS CREATIVE

The Art Shop Card Printing Kit £52.95. All you need to make your own hand-printed cards. Carve your own design with the lino-cutting tool set and print with high-quality black and gold or silver ink on beautiful Fabriano Mediovalis folded cards with matching envelopes. In an archival box, this makes a very special gift.

4 of our top book picks at the Chapel, great gifts for all ages…

A CHILDREN’S BOOK – Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body £18.95
A huge, gloriously informative book for curious children!

A MAGAZINE – Soon £10
The brainchild of the daughter of abstract painter Helen Booth (exhibitor at The Art Shop), SOON is a celebration of ‘the art of making something out of nothing’.

A NOVEL – The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher £8.99
‘I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose’, W. H. Auden wrote of Fisher. This exuberant tale of suspended morals in Lake Geneva in the 1930s is the perfect antidote to a wet Wales in winter.

AN ART BOOK – The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How E. H. Shephard Illustrated an Icon £25
Packed full of exquisite drawings and photographs, this volume reveals anecdotes and images of a heartfelt creative process.

…of course there are lots more titles to choose from for adults and children on our bookshelves at the Chapel.

 

Inspiring gifts for that hard person to choose for and out of the ordinary stocking fillers.

Festive and warming preserves and sweets to wrap up and take home.

Sumptuous art materials and books to fire up creative children.

More than cards… give a little bit of theatre this Christmas…

 

Produce from our larder – boxes, bottles & jars of festive edible delights

Pollock’s Toy Theatre shadow cards & wrappings

Children’s Corner  – illustrated story & activity books for all ages

Winter exhibition of paintings, drawings, jewellery, ceramics & textiles

casper colour webWe are launching a new series of Children’s Workshops at the Chapel starting later this month. For example Story-Making & Creative Writing and Kundalini Yoga, involving beneficial calming techniques.

For lots more information, dates, prices and booking, see our events page.

STOP PRESS!

Dear Children, we are not holding workshops with Denni Dennis on…

Saturday 30th April & Saturday 14th May

…but see you all on

Saturday 7th May & then Saturday 21st May onwards

Read more about Denni’s workshop here

 

 

dan2asher1asher2dan, santo 1On Saturday 6th February at 6pm, upstairs at the Chapel, will be a private view of drawings, designs, paper costumes, masks, sets, sounds and the video performance of ‘A Winter Wildness’.

Come and meet the group of children who collaborated with 3 artists – Denni Dennis, Clare Parry-Jones and Leona Jones – over 6 afternoon creative workshops exploring light and shadow, imagination, dance and sound, culminating in a performance on the Winter Solstice.

Read more about the workshops and the artists on our events page

The exhibition will continue until Saturday 13th February

news2news 3news 4news 1Now half way through creating A Winter Wildness’.

The children, aged between 4 and 10, have generated initial ideas, and are enthusiastically designing and making costumes, movements and sounds.

On 22nd December at 6.30pm, all their imaginative work will produce a magical evening performance of light, shadows and dreams celebrating the Winter Solstice… Under the guidance of 3 artists Dennis Dennis, Leona Jones and Clare Parry-Jones.

Read more about the workshops and the artists here.

If you would like to book a ticket for the performance £6, please phone 01873 736430.

 

3

7259517182016Thank you to costume designer Tamsin Thorne of IWISHIWASA (clothing accessories for children) for running our ‘Insect Wing Making’ workshop this Saturday at the Chapel. Lots of innovative, creative, industrious activity as you can see from our willing, budding would-be insects…

Firstly some drawing and painting to get ideas flowing, then these willow wing frames were covered, collaged, embellished and painted into new life!

More workshops to come from Tamsin later in the year. Keep in touch or go on our mailing list.

Come on in...

Come on in…

Coffee & teas

Simple, delicious food & coffee from our Chapel kitchen

Keeping busy in our children's corner

Keeping busy in our children’s corner

Inspiring books & independent magazines

Inspiring books & independent magazines

At long last the renovation programme is complete and we are now open downstairs at the Chapel.

Come down to our secret, wild, wonderful garden where the sun can shine all day. From here you can enter into the lower ground floor, our everyday trading space, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Here you’ll find old cabinets of ceramics and jewellery. There are books and magazines not widely seen, all to inspire, delight and nourish. There is also a small, delightful children’s corner.

From our kitchen eat simple, delicious food (breakfast and lunch) made everyday from our well stocked Chapel larder. There is good coffee and wine from a small French family owned vineyard.

…plus free wifi and wheelchair access.

Upstairs in the Chapel is a venue for regular workshops, events and performances and this space is available for hire.

We’ll keep you posted…

After the celebration supper on Friday 24th upstairs at the Chapel taken by Dr Peter Wakelin

After the celebration supper on Friday 24th upstairs at the Chapel, taken by James Joseph of Abergavenny Music