Crafting with Daddy

Do you live in/near Richmond?  Are you a Dad?  Then you need to get yourself along to Dad Day at the Old Town Hall on a Saturday morning!  Richmond Daddy has been taking Allegra (and sometimes baby C) for the last few weeks and together they have created…

dadcraft1…Apparently inspired by Picasso’s 1937 work “Portrait of Dora Maar Seated” – beautiful.  I think she captured the colours particularly well… ahem.

Then there was this sea-life inspired work:  “Octopus”…




And latterly, this rather adorable work in newspaper and tissue paper and feathers and card:  Daisy the Dinosaur…



Who even enjoyed a trip to the playground after her creation…



Allegra has REALLY enjoyed her Saturday morning trips off with Daddy to Dad Day crafting and it has given them some lovely one-to-one time, without me hovering over the two of them and of course, I get to enjoy a couple of hours of time to myself (during which I usually end up doing house stuff or other chores – yes, get the violins out! – but I do enjoy a bit of peace and quiet and alone time regardless).

So, if you’re a Dad living locally and you fancy giving it a go, Richmond Daddy gives it the thumbs-up, so here’s what you need to know:

“Dad Day is a weekly programme of creative activities for Dads with children from babies to 10 years. If you’re a Dad join us for practical artist-led workshops exploring different themes and techniques including animation, print-making, construction and painting. Have fun playing with clay, creating collages, making masks and much more!”

Cost:  £5 materials contribution fee per family, per session.

When:  Saturdays 10am – 12 noon

Where:  Whittaker Ellis Suite at Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1T

Dates to the end of this year:

Saturday 2 November

Saturday 9 November

Saturday 16 November

Saturday 23 November

Saturday 30 November

Saturday 7 December

For more information, go online here.


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