Drag and Draw – Life Drawing

Life drawing for adults at La Vida. All skill levels welcome! 18+

£20 per person. Ticket includes art materials and a cocktail.
The class will be led by a professional artist and our beautiful model will be head to toe in drag. Fun times guaranteed!

Thursday 2 Feb, 6 April, 8 June, 7-9pm

La Vida, Mannings Amusement, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DN

www.lavidashowbar.co.uk

Gift Vouchers – Art Classes for Adults/Kids

Gift Vouchers – The perfect gift for any art enthusiast!

Gift Vouchers are supplied as a red, 5″x7″ card, in a red envelope. Great for writing a personalised message inside!

Select from the following options:

* Kids Saturday Morning Art Club – These classes are held once a month on a Saturday morning at The Waffle Shack, Beach Street Felixstowe, IP11 2GN. £15 is for one child (7-13 years) to attend one class. Art materials, a waffle and a drink are included in the ticket price of £15.

* Adult Art Workshop/Class – Choose from; a workshop at The Waffle Shack, Beach Street Felixstowe, IP11 2GN, held once a month on a Wednesday evening, *OR* at The Little Wine Bar, Walton. £20 is the ticket price for one adult to attend one workshop/class, with art materials, a slice of waffle cake and a drink included at The Waffle Shack *OR* art materials and wine at The Little Wine Bar.

The recipient of the Gift Voucher is free to choose which upcoming workshop/class they would like to attend. The options will be made clear once they contact us to book and redeem their gift voucher. All classes (adults/kids) are in a group setting. Gift Voucher valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Applications are OPEN!

After the success of our first Art at the Beach event last month, we have two dates secured for 2023.

If you want to exhibit, please follow the link below to apply for Saturday 3 June 2023.

Applicants will go through a selection process for the June exhibition. Applicants will receive an automated email confirming acknowledgement of their application and can expect an answer in December 2022 regarding the status of their application. If you are successful, you will be emailed a link to make payment for your pitch.

Click the button below to read the full T&Cs and to apply.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application!

Sunday Sketch at Felixstowe Museum

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with the incredible Felixstowe Museum, to offer you a new art class called ‘Sunday Sketch at the Museum’!

Our first class is on Sunday 23 October 2022, 11:00 – 12:30.

Art for adults and families at Felixstowe Museum. All abilities welcome. Each participant will be provided with a basic art set to use for the class. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook, drawing and colouring pencils. No paint or liquids. The class will focus on observational drawing and will vary slightly each month.

  • Suitable for ages 7+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult 
  • £12 per adult and £6 per child
  • Once a month on a Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30
  • Art class followed by a drink and some biscuits! 

Tickets can be purchased on the day and in advance. Tickets available to buy here.

Christmas Workshops

Christmas Workshops at The Waffle Shack!

Creative workshops for adults. All skill levels welcome. £25 – £45 per person. Ticket includes materials, hot drink and a slice of waffle cake! Workshops are held at The Waffle Shack, Felixstowe and spaces are limited. 18:30 – 20:00 on a Wednesday evening. Tis the season to be creative!

CLICK HERE to book.

  • 30 November – Wreath Making

Create your own wreath in time for Christmas and add some festive charm to your home. £45 per person.

  • 7 December – Macrame Christmas Decorations

This class will be led by macrame extraordinaire, Gemma Gilbert. This lady knows her stuff when it comes to macrame and we are very lucky to have her this Christmas season, helping us to create some new Christmas decorations for our trees! £35 per person.

  • 14 December – Christmas Collage

This class will be led by the incredibly talented, Thaksala Haylock, who will guide us through an evening of Christmas themed collage and baubles! £25 per person.

  • 21 December – Christmas Watercolours

This class will be led by local artist, Victoria Petchey, who will guide you through some easy watercolour techniques and help you to design a wonderful Christmas themed artwork using watercolours. £25 per person.

Art at the Beach 2022

Photo by Fern Nicholson

WOW! What an event!

First of all, a huge thank you to all the exhibitors, visitors and supporters of the event, without you, none of this would be possible!

On the day we had an eclectic mixture of artworks on show and what a feast for the eyes it was! We also had a demo tent which housed Lois Cordelia, Catalina Carvajal and Toby Mayhew, who all demonstrated their incredible talents as artists by painting live.

We also had an activity tent that was free to visitors on the day. The tent was run by five wonderful ladies from the After Hours Collective and they helped guide people through the activities available, which varied from pebble decoration, mini flags and beach themed collage.

A unique van was also on display and this was kindly brought to the event by Suzanne and Alex from inc_Suffolk (menta). The van was painted by artist, My Dog Sighs, and it made for an exciting addition to Art at the Beach.

To see more photographs of the day, please click here. Photography by Fern Nicholson and if you share/use these images, please give her credit, thank you.

Art & Wine

We have just teamed up with The Little Wine Bar in Walton to offer you the wonderful combination of art and wine!

Tickets are now on sale and available by clicking here.

Art for adults. All skill levels welcome! £15 per person. Ticket includes a wine or beer upon arrival. Art materials provided. Each month we will be using different mediums, techniques and methods. 228 High Street, IP11 9DS.

Held once a month on a Wednesday. Limited availability. See you there!

  • Wednesday August 24th – Watercolour bouquet – Learn some simple watercolour techniques to paint an array of beautiful flowers.
  • Wednesday September 21st – Cat collage – Inspired by the work of Nia Gould, we will be looking to create cat portraits through the medium of collage.
  • Wednesday October 19th – Frida Kahlo – Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, is the inspiration of this workshop and we will be combining it with painting onto wine bottles!
  • Wednesday November 23rd – Christmas watercolours and calligraphy – Paint a beautiful Christmas inspired watercolour artwork framing some sentimental Christmas words in calligraphy.

Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

This weekend, Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

It was carnival weekend in Felixstowe and what a glorious event it was! The theme for the carnival was ‘hero’s and villains’, so it was only right that I dressed up as my artistic hero, Frida Kahlo.

A huge thank you to the organisers of the event, the supporters and spectators.

Photo credit to Alan Boyle, Felixstowe News, Susie Sparkle and my parents 🙂

Thanks again,

Victoria

We are moving!

Dear friends, colleagues and customers of The Gallery Box,

I want to let you know that this summer, The Gallery Box will be departing from Beach Street Felixstowe. I have enjoyed my time at this exciting location, but it’s time for me to embark on a new chapter in my art journey.

I am passionate about art (it’s my life!) and I will be continuing to teach art classes, work on commissions and organise exhibitions, festivals and other art related projects. The only difference, for now, is that The Gallery Box will not be a physical shop. However, I will be posting regularly on Instagram and Facebook to let you know what I’m working on and keep you updated with art classes and other art related projects.

Thank you all for your support – please stay in touch and I look forward to working with some of you in the very near future!

Victoria