ART + CRAFT
The art and craft option is one of the original activities Art+Soul established 8 years ago and is where creativity and experimenting runs rampant.
The art and craft option is designed to facilitate all levels of skill and ability and we are proud to say that no idea goes unnoticed. Within our venue we have two areas to work in, wet and dry, thus allowing the use of our wonderful range of mediums to work and trial. Including paints, drawing mediums, soaps and body products, Sizzix, cards, up-cycling furniture and photography!
We offer structured timelines and timetables for our members to meet deadlines with upcoming sale days, commissions, or community projects.
Our goal is for the artists to become confident with their chosen medium and be able to explore new ones under the guidance of our trained staff while engaging with their peers and feeling comfortable and safe in their work environment!
Soap + Body Products
Within the art projects we strive to cater to a variety of like and needs. Art + Soul's body product range is perfect for anyone who likes to follow instructions, partake in actions and meticulous steps and see instant results.
We create a luxurious range of handmade soaps, bath bombs, and bath salts. Using specific, safe equipment, a multitude of eye-catching moulds and natural ingredients/oils, all members are able to have an input to our seasonal soaps collection. Our scents range from a mixture of fragrant raw teas to classics like rose, lavender, sweet orange, mango, vanilla and an invigorating coffee!
Our bath salts are a more recent addition to the collection. We use pure sea salts and pink Himalayan salts mixed with raw ingredients to compliment scents along with a lovely moisturising coconut oil base!
Each product provides another avenue for our members to sell to the public and get a little messy while ensuring they have purpose to their fun.
Wall Art + Furniture
Our members also have the option of creating wall art including; canvases, framed art, 3D imagery and mixed media.
All mediums and techniques we have been playing with are all simple enough but still extremely effective for our members. Using methods like the acrylic fluid pours onto canvas to create lovely organic patterns, utilising everyday objects like house plants to create prints, creating mixed media pieces by adding interesting materials and shapes to create scenes.
If you don't like the idea of putting your creativity down on paper, we have a selection practical options of up-cycled chairs that our members have worked on to make look absolutely brand new! We are also designing small stools for children's rooms. Involvement begins right down to the basics like sanding and restructuring.
There are two types of cards we produce; crafted and printed. Our cards are one of the best ways for the public to support and interact with the members of Art+Soul and are constantly changing. Our ranges are seasonal as we adapt our designs to what our members are creating at the time!
They have been sold in numerous stores within Devonport over the years and are one of our biggest sellers over the Christmas period.
For those with little dexterity to complete colour geniuses, everyone member can have a part of making our cards. Colouring is used as a stepping stool for our new members as an introduction to our art and to gauge their ability. Colouring is then developed into illustrations which can be manipulated to fit any creative need like the cards or most recently - illustrating children books!
All envelopes are handmade and all cards are produced on-site in our Milford Venue.
UPCOMING SALE DATES 2021
THURSDAYS + FRIDAYS - Milford Couryard
10AM - 2PM
Every week until the 17th of December
Art + Soul is manning a stall as a way to keep our members connected to the community through sales. All other markets have been cancelled due to COVID and thanks to Murray from Milford Business Association, we are able to bring our stunning products to the street.
CHRISTMAS SOAPS, CARDS, FURNITURE + MORE
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR ART GROUP FOR 2022 PLEASE CONTACT US NOW!
WE OPERATE MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:30AM-4:30PM