I set up Happy Planet Creative Arts in 2014 to enable people to explore the creative arts for the benefit of their own personal well-being, as well as mentoring people from crafting as a hobby to a business. Since the early days of working in a studio based in North Shields as well as trading at local fairs and markets, the business has grown and evolved to now being based in our lovely studio & gallery where I work and other artists sell their hand-crafted products.
We currently run two groups, Poetry with Friends has a group which runs in the evening fortnightly on a Tuesday. We also have a Arts with Friends group which meets on the first Sunday of the month.
Our regular creative workshops are published each term, offering a choice of accessible opportunities to everyone who would like to try their hand at some creative fun, whether it is is literary or artistic.
We welcome approaches from local artists who are looking for an outlet for their work. If you would like to talk to me about this please drop me an email to arrange a convenient meeting.
" lovely shop such variety beautiful window display and best of all the lady in the shop !Gail ! Happy New Year"
" Thank you Gail for a very enjoyable and relaxing evening spent at your needle felting workshop. I have always wanted to have a go at needle felting and was pleased to discover that you were holding workshops in your beautiful new shop just around the corner. I am delighted with my little robin and will certainly be back again to try another craft."
" Visited this lovely shop on its open day on Friday & was greeted with a smile by the lovely lady Gail. Spent a while browsing & chatting with Gail who can tell you all about the products & who has made them. Highly recommend if you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different.