Creative Talents at Open Door

Living Magazines Open Door Creative Talents Felt a bee brooch with Jackie Bennett

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.

To showcase this talent, from 31 July-26 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.

  • 1 August – Beautiful Block Printing with Paula Watkins
  • 8 August – Make a Bee Brooch – needle felting with Jackie Bennett
  • 8 August – Make a Sheep Brooch – needle felting with Jackie Bennett
  • 10 August – Biscuit making with Joan Fisher
  • 10 August – Sewing Machine Basics with Jane Vellacott
  • 11 August – Have-a-go acrylics workshop with Louise Williams
  • 16 Aug – Try out crochet with Jane Kendal
  • 18 August – Watercolour and Pen Bookmarks with Katie Jones
  • 22 August – Make a Ladybird Brooch – needle felting with Jackie Bennett
  • 22 August – Make a Cat Brooch – needle felting with Jackie Bennett
  • 26 August – Gentle Yoga for all with Raccine
  • 29 August – Repair Café for Kids with Richard and John
  • Garden workshops will be added shortly, see website for details
  • Save the date for free pottery taster sessions at the Pottery Shed open day on Saturday 30 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 31 July-26 August 2023, and is open Monday-Friday 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 10.30am-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