Little School of Horrors is a Halloween Hit and gets set for Christmas

Halloween is but a distant memory of fake blood and plastic vampire teeth, but the fun that goes with dressing-up and face-painting never really fades. Everyone knows Scouse girls love to go the extra mile with make-up (see the mile long queue outside MAC, MetQuarter every weekend) so it’s no wonder the city is a national trend setter when it comes to the creative arts and in particular special effects!
Investing in Liverpool creative skills from a VERY young age is Hanover Street based workshop Little School of Horrors, who invited us down to try our hand at Zombie mask making. The workshop is an arty kid’s dream, a large room with paint spattered workspaces surrounded by all manner of beasts and monsters from a huge Frozen-style yeti and life-size freestanding wolf to Wicked green-faced witch and her loyal flying monkeys. Each and every one looks like they could just reach out and grab you, they’re that life like!

Amber, who owns and runs the workshops is all about inclusion, she encourages the kids to get involved in every stage of the creation process. From casting faces in latex to the messy paint and glue she’s constantly on her feet pulling out more and more boxes of leaves, beads, paints and crafting materials and allowing her students imaginations to run wild. Within 15 minutes I was having the time of my life stippling a latex zombie mask with paint and peeling glue from my hands like I was back at Knotty Ash Primary school!
Amber runs workshops throughout the year, working on different projects with kids from as young as 7 to big kids like me (pushing 33) and if you thought it was all over at Halloween…..just wait until you hear about Christmas!
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinemas shortly, Amber has put together an awesome two-date workshop in November ‘Force be with you’ for young fans to sculpt their very own mini models of fave characters or creatures from past films!
It’s less than 8 weeks until Christmas now and The Little School or Horrors is all over festive prep.

Cult film, Nightmare Before Christmas and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas take centre stage. In December students can create their very own Jack Skellington or naughty Grinch (complete with sack of stolen gifts). How about trying your hand at an alternative Christmas scene to take home or turn them into decorations for your tree!? Saturdays in December have never been so fun!
To find out more and book your little artists place call Amber on 07964 343 601 or email

All students must be booked into workshops and in my opinion, you’ll not find another activity like this to keep the kids entertained on the run up to Christmas.


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