Creative Talents: A month long exhibition & workshops series celebrating Open Door's talented tutors

During August, Open Door is inviting the community in to experience the wealth of Creative Talent amongst its artists, tutors, volunteers, hirers and pupils! Open Door is awash with talent, with regular exhibitions and a range of creative classes and workshops taking place each month for the local community to benefit from.
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To showcase this talent, from 31st July – 26th August 2023, Open Door’s gallery walls will be filled with work from a breadth of people in the Open Door family. Featuring drawings, pottery, needle felting, crochet, paintings – the list goes on…

To further exhibit the vast creativity that goes on at Open Door, tutors and hirers are laying on a variety of free workshops throughout the month – they are all suitable for children and adults, and all free of charge – a brilliant way to try new things, or keep the kids occupied this summer!

  • 1st August - Beautiful Block Printing with Paula Watkins
Sewing workshop at Open DoorSewing workshop at Open Door
Sewing workshop at Open Door
  • 8th August - Make a Bee Brooch - needle felting with Jackie Bennett

  • 8th August - Make a Sheep Brooch - needle felting with Jackie Bennett

  • 10th August - Biscuit making with Joan Fisher

  • 10th August - Sewing Machine Basics with Jane Vellacott

  • 11th August - Have a go acrylics workshop with Louise Williams

  • 16th Aug - Try out crochet with Jane Kendal

  • 18th August - Watercolour and Pen Bookmarks with Katie Jones

  • 22nd August - Make a Ladybird Brooch - needle felting with Jackie Bennett

  • 22nd August - Make a Cat Brooch - needle felting with Jackie Bennett

  • 26th August - Gentle Yoga for all with Raccine

  • 29th August - Repair Café for Kids with Richard & John

  • Garden workshops will be added shortly, see website for details.

  • Save the date for free pottery taster sessions at our Pottery Shed open day on Saturday 30th September!

Find full details and book your free places at - scroll down to the Creative Talents exhibition details.


Sarah Osborne, Exhibition Manager at Open Door said:

“We’re so fortunate to be a creative hub within Berkhamsted, and we want more people to experience all that there is to offer at Open Door. Doing something creative has so many benefits to adults and children alike, so we look forward to our community experiencing something new, and perhaps taking up a new hobby! A huge thank you to all of our artists, tutors, volunteers, hirers and pupils for making this exhibition happen, and giving their time to run workshops and classes.”

The exhibition runs from 31st July – 26th August 2023, and is open Monday – Friday 10:30-3:30 & Saturday 10:30-1pm. Hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, snacks and light lunches are available in Open Door’s new look donations café – see the menu at

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