Makendoo run painting and making workshops for children of all ages. With over twenty years of experience we can provide creative entertainment for every event, perfect for festivals, fun days, corporate events and shopping centres. We have a huge range of workshops and themes so whether you are looking for Halloween entertainment for your centre, a pirate theme for your fun day or parade banners for a festival talk to us.


‘Fantastic! Unforgettable! Now one of the family, Makendoo provide lots of colour and
lots of laughter as a regular feature of our summer programme. Not to be missed!’

Sara Clews, Jersey Arts Centre

Makendoo were brilliant, nothing was a problem and they coped with the numbers beautifully.
We would certainly use them again, very professional and had a lovely approach with the kids and parents.
The masks/hats etc were fabulous and the kids had a ball creating them.’

Workshops

Makendoo drop in workshops can accommodate large numbers at busy events and our simple makes ensure everyone goes home with artworks to be proud of. As well as classics such as Jungle, Carnival and Pirates and Mermaids, we have workshops for all calendar events from Easter to Halloween and a huge range of themes - Dinosaurs World, Circus, and Space to name just a few. - We are constantly creating new designs and can theme for specific events such as The Royal Wedding or the Olympics. We can also run workshops to create bigger projects such as parades or site specific installations, so if you have a particular idea in mind talk to us.

Jungle

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Pirates

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Carnival

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Bugs

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Halloween

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Christmas

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Easter

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Parades

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Circus

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Medieval

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Special Events

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Bespoke themes

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Chinese New Year

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St Patricks day

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Space

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Seaside

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside..... especially if there is a Makendoo workshop going on. Makes include starfish, dolphins, sunshine masks ice-creams, flags, hats and fish on lines. A perfect day of summer fun for all the family.

Cards for all occasions

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Dinosaurs

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Bigger projects

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Historical events

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About us

Makendoo was established by Katy English and Gabrielle Bradshaw

Gabrielle and Katy met at Camberwell School of Art and later collaborated on several children’s arts films for the BBC. In 1992 they set up Makendoo, running creative workshops for children of all ages at festivals, corporate events and in Shopping Centres. The business quickly grew and within a couple of years they were running workshops all over the UK and beyond. Regular bookings include Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Cushendun Big Arts Weekend. They have also travelled as far afield as Singapore, Arab Emirates and Australia.
 Gabrielle and Katy have always been passionate about getting kids to discover, enjoy and develop their own creative skills and over the years they have built up a team of artists and workshop leaders who feel the same way. Parades, festivals, fun days and celebratory events are all brought to life with the addition of colourful workshops and children are always thrilled and proud to take home artworks they have created themselves. A vibrant and lasting reminder of a great day out.

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