Craft encourages us to think, learn and create in new and innovative ways. And, the creative bunch at North Berwick’s Rock and Bird have many an arty trick up their sleeves to encourage art and craft in our local community.
Situated on North Berwick’s high street, Rock and Bird is not only a gem of an art shop crammed with gorgeous things to make and do, but is fast becoming an arts and crafts hub in the local community. Artist and owner Julia Zeller-Jacques is committed to providing high quality art supplies and creative crafting opportunities for artists of all ages and skill levels. She says; “Taking on a high street shop means we really feel like we’re at the heart of the community in North Berwick. Whether you’re looking for just the right colour of oil paint for your latest project, want to post a notice about an event coming up in town, or just get a few photocopies, we want to be there to help.”
Rock and Bird’s series of making and crafting events, for children and adults alike, not only encourages creativity but also provides a chance to learn new skills and meet new people. Once a month, they hold free Crafty Sundays where people of all ages can pop along to the high street shop to draw, paint and stick – or a variety of all three. Regular drop-in sessions are also held for anyone interested in painting models. Julia adds; “Most of our regulars are painting Warhammer, but we’re open to anyone interested in painting tiny bits of plastic in whatever shape they prefer. The first session is free, and we can even provide a few models if people don’t have any of their own yet.”
Proud supporters of local artists, Rock and Bird also carry a wide range of prints, photographs and original works of art. And their window displays feature local guest artists, and occasionally, Julia’s own seasonal designs. They also hold workshops run by local artists, including recent oil painting and calligraphy sessions with East Lothian-based artist, George Birrell, and children’s nature art classes with Beach Bahookie. Pop into Rock and Bird as they have a great range of art supplies for the budding and experienced artist as well as stationery, activity and instructional books and a wide range of creative crafts and toys to engage curious minds.
So, whether you’re already a skilled crafter or just want to try something new, let your mind wander as you experiment and learn, and become a part of Rock and Bird’s creative local community.
ROCK AND BIRD
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