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Arnolfini - est 1961
images by Alice Hendy against Hassan Hajjaj designed wallpaper

We invited the wonderful artists at Let’s Make Art to run a series of fun workshops to develop your own stand out style! Inspired by Hassan Hajjaj’s celebration of his Moroccan heritage and cultural influences, we celebrate the beautiful diversity that make Bristol such a great city to live in.

Our first workshop, Language Hats was inspired by the bold and vibrant styles seen in Hassan Hajjaj: The Path exhibition, where children created jaunty, handmade hat from international newspaper pages in languages spoken in Bristol.

In case you missed it, or would like to make another Language Hat, Alice and Karen from Let’s Make Art have created a step by step guide to make a stylish hat from international newspaper sheets and simple paper decorations.

Let’s Make Art Arnolfini DIY Language Hat

particpants from Language Hats workshop, August 2020. images by Alice Hendy against Hassan Hajjaj designed wallpaper


Our other We Are Family Summer Workshops all have downloadable instructions for you to create at home:

Paper Weaving

DIY Babouche Slippers

Paper Jackets

All activities are free to download. If you’re able to, we would really appreciate a small donation to help fund future activities here. Thank you.