I’ve recently left my job as Head of Art at a high school on the coast in Norfolk. I have taught Art and Design to hundreds of children and teenagers and my most treasured memories will be of all the times I saw my students develop their own creative talents beyond what they originally thought they were capable of.
Although I’ve now moved on to a different stage of my life, I couldn’t leave teaching behind completely. I have planned a variety of different creative classes to teach to a range of different age groups from very small children to adults of any age.
My good friend Phoebe runs a company called vegucation which specialises in engaging, hands-on workshops for children & young adults, using a variety of activities to explore food seasonality, preparation and origin.
Since we both enjoy teaching children how to cook, bake and decorate their food, it was only natural that we team up to provide seasonal school holiday events. Phoebe and I are both keen on creating themed parties and events so we always try to design interesting workshops for children.
Last Halloween we ran a workshop with where the children baked 2 autumnal flavoured cupcakes and then spent time creating creepy decorations.
We had toyed with the idea of getting the children to dress up but didn’t want to give the parents another thing to think about!
As it was, we had a very cute witch and her zombie brother in our class and they were both marvellous at both the baking and the decorating.
We had a fantastic morning and the children all enjoyed themselves as well as learning new skills. The feedback forms said it all.
So that was last year and fast approaching is this years Halloween Creative Kitchen Class.
Keep a look out for photos from this event.