A scientist and an artist have teamed up to create art and craft workshops for youngsters.
After many years at Shell UK’s Thornton Research Centre former lab supervisor Sue Harper has joined forces with her artist cousin Christine Holme to form BuzzyB art and craft workshops.
Sue was made redundant at Christmas and took the decision to turn a life long love of crafts into a career opportunity.
She took a part time job and enrolled on a craft course at West Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port campus.
“Being made redundant has given me the opportunity to spend time doing the things I enjoy most,” said Sue.
“As a Mad Science presenter running after school clubs in primary schools I get to work with children and I love it!
“Doing the craft course has been a dream come true.
“I have loved knitting and sewing from an early age and have enjoyed doing lots of crafts over the years.”
BuzzyB sparked off when Sue and Christine, an artist, art tutor and primary teacher, realised how much they had in common.
Joining forces to run art and craft workshops seemed the perfect idea for a partnership.
“There are so many people interested in art and craft and we want to encourage their creativity.
“We are going to provide art and craft workshops, initially for children aged seven-11, every Wednesday during the summer holidays from July 30 and we have plans for a Saturday morning art and craft club from September,” said Sue.
“We want BuzzyB workshops to be instructive, friendly and fun.
“Group sizes will be kept small to ensure everyone gets the most enjoyment from their art and craft experience.”
The workshops will be based at Little Stanney Village Hall just over the way from Cheshire Oaks.
BuzzyB also intends to develop a course of ‘come and try’ sessions designed especially for grown ups who want to try something creative.