Kids to get crafty with Fleet Arts

Young imaginations will be “running wild” at half-term workshops organised by a Belper arts organisation.

Children aged between five and 12 can get involved in the series of creative sessions at Fleet Arts, based in The Fleet.

On October 29, youngsters can try making their own printing blocks before using them to print onto paper or card. They will also be able to try printing with their fingers.

The following day children can get busy weaving pictures using different materials, including paper. They will also be able to try their hand at circular weaving on hula hoops.

And on November 1 there will be 3D polystyrene model-making and everyone will be able to make and decorate or paint their own creation to take home with them.

Fleet Arts Director, Sarah Laman, said: “During this half term we are running some new activities and some of these were from suggestions that the children made at our summer workshops.

“We have been able to run them again at this cost, by using part of a grant from Belper Town Council. We also have new volunteers helping out and sharing some new techniques. With all this going on I’m sure everyone will be kept very busy!

“All the children need to bring is their imagination, curiosity and a packed lunch – and remember to wear old clothes.”

The activities cost £7.50 per child per day or £4.25 for families on low incomes.

People can get booking forms and more details by contacting Jane at Fleet Arts on 01773 820484 or