Art Class on a Boat: Wire Sculpture

Make your own wire sculpture whilst enjoying the gentle waters of Portishead Marina.

2.5 hours Class size 2     label £49

Looking for unique things to do in Bristol? Come along and get crafty by the water with this special art class on a boat.

During this workshop in Portishead Marina, next to the Bristol Channel, you will learn how to make your own small-scale wire and bead sculptures which make ideal thoughtful gifts as well as keepsakes for your home. You will have the option to make a mobile hanging sculpture or a standing wire sculpture — the choice is yours.

The best part? You get to unleash your creativity on the comfortable and cosy (covered and heated) deck of a beautiful Caribbean Cruiser moored in picturesque Portishead marina. Use the gentle waters as inspiration for your art!

New to wire sculpting? Don't worry, your friendly teacher and award-winning sculptor, Barbara, will be there to guide you every step of the way and offer expert tricks and tips.

You will have everything you need to get creating, including examples for inspiration, a choice of coloured wires to work with and of course a glass of wine to get you into the creative flow.

At the end of the art class, you will have a finished impressive wire sculpture to take home, some newfound skills and a sense of relaxation having enjoyed crafting and creating in such a tranquil setting. What's not to love?

Knowledge required
Completely beginner-friendly.
What you'll get
  • All materials — including examples for inspiration, wire, beads and tools.
  • Your wire sculpture to keep.
  • Complimentary drink & nibbles/biscuits (wine, tea or coffee).

Bristol Art Workshops is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


The Portishead Art Boat - The closest landmark is Hall & Wodehouse pub, Portishead Marina, BS20 7FP.

Your teacher
Bristol Art Workshops
Bristol Art Workshops

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Bristol Art Workshops is run by talented artist and sculptor, Barbara. Barbara has a deep passion for her art and loves sharing her passion with others on her vintage Caribbean Cruiser. Art has always played a large role in Baraba's life and she has enjoyed experimenting and creating since she was a little girl.

Having studied fine art and completed a masters in sculpture, Barbara has gone on to exhibit her work and projects alongside creating commissions. Barbara has also spent 10 years in Bangalore and creating art in different parts of India, before returning to her home of Bristol, to live and create on a beautiful boat in Portishead.

As well as being a part-time tutor at the Folk House Barbara is now excited to offer her special art workshops which take place at her favourite spot, her boat. Bristol Art Workshops aim to offer a range of arty experiences as well as a peaceful place to relax, unwind and create!

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Lisa Collins Jan 2022

Teacher was lovely, very helpful and attentive. We loved it was on a boat. We were extremely pleased with what we managed to create

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