The eternal question of how to entertain the kids may well have been answered with the opening of Poponin, a brand new arts and crafts shop and business owned by Jess Adams, and run with the assistance of Stacey Armstrong and the team.
What was the Mint House has been transformed, with wooden benches, funky wallpaper and art materials galore.
Jess and Stacey will help you choose a project, help you gather together all the bits and pieces you need and away you go. They’re super helpful, but if you feel like you just want to be left alone to express your inner Van Gogh, they leave you to get on with it too.
Don’t worry about making too much mess, it’s all part of the creative process; and there are many projects to choose from, including painting masks and money boxes, making jewellery trees and puppets, decorating mugs, designing your own sword, painting ceramics, the list is endless.
If you’re faced with a school project and don’t have the correct glitter/toilet rolls/tissue paper required to make that international space station, Poponin will help you create your masterpiece.
Poponin isn’t just for kids, the space is designed for everyone to take part, with adult painting /craft parties available, and learning to knit, life drawing, learning to sew and many more workshops in the pipeline. Poponin would love you to get in touch if you’re interested in teaching anything arts and crafts based, or just ‘pop in’ and check out the space for yourself.