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Level Best Art Cafe in August I

Level Best Art Cafe in August I

 

Welcome back

 

See all about us in August for the next 4 blog posts.

 

We started the month with hopes that we could return to the routine use of our cafe building and our first official sessions were held there on the 10th of August.

We are pleased to be operating a hybrid service of sessions at the cafe as well as online / outreach sessions for those not ready to return to us in person.

Interestingly, some of our service users have chosen online to be their main service from now on (at least until we have our pre lockdown numbers back, at which point we expect the social scene will draw even the most introverted of us back).

 

We have broken the Art Cafe up into 2 zones.

  • Zone 1 - The front of the cafe and art studio (accessible from the front door)
  • Zone 2 - The back of the building and kitchen (accessible from the back door)

 

We are still not open to customers but, we can have a socially distanced chat from our front door or cafe windows if you are passing Culver St East Monday - Friday .

At Level Best Art Cafe, we have several bubbles isolating staff & a number of trainees from each other on different days of the week, to help us with tracking and tracing in the event of an outbreak of COVID 19. 

Our blog (& other social media) continue to be the best place to see all of what we have been up to, so remember to click the link at the bottom of this post, to see photos and videos from weeks 2, 3 & 4 (and back again) in August!

 

 

To see previous posts from Level Best in lock-down, visit:

 

Level Best in lock-down: April round up

Level Best in lock-down: May Round Up

Level Best in lock-down: June Round Up

Level Best in lock-down: July Round Up

 

 

 

3rd to 7th August 2020

 

 

 


 

Bird, Goofy & Mickey Mouse drawing step by step Jamie Croft

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

Prepared tables in zone 2 for Daconbake sessions

 


 

muffins by Dale Northcott & Elizabeth Richardson

 



 

                                                                Sausage & egg pie by Tony Hale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

apple turnovers Daniel Lewis

 

 

 


 

chicken & leek pie by Angus Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 


 

Daconbake kitchen Alison Ling

 

 

 

 


 

Daconbake taster session zone 1 with Dean Simon & Daniel

 

 

 

 

 


 

Homemade easy ice cream tutorial by Sarah Herbert

 

 

 

 


 

sun flowers, home grown mint & veg patch by Daniel Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

sword & shield by Dale Northcott
& colouring in hearts by Jessica Allum Brown

 

 

 

 


 

painting Fish

 

 

 



Chicken, Pesto and Olive bake Jamie Croft

 

 

 

 

 

 

lemon Drizzle by Dean Smith

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

victoria sponge cake Simon Waller

 

 

 

 


 

allotment session with Daniel, Dean, Simon & Adam

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

baby Groot step by step by Stephen Davoine.

Stephen first drew this character in July with staff via Skype, but this 1 he did on his own
using the step by step tutorials available on our website

here

 

 

 

 

Daconbake session with Sarah, Darryl & Rebecca

 

 

 

 


 

drawing leaves: asparagus, cypru leylandii, grape,
strawberry, tomato & acacia by Dean Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

making cake Kyriaki Skambalis

 

 

 

 


 

cinnamon biscuits, pasta bake
& healthy chicken salad by Daniel Lewis

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

gluten free chocolate chip cookies by Tony Hale

 

 

 

 


 

Daconbake sssion in the kitchen with Alison Linda & Rebecca Brown

 

 

 

 

Level Best Art cafe aprons

 

 

 

 

Check out what we did in week 2 here

 


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CONTACT
LEVEL BEST

Level Best Art Cafe,
D'arcy House, 3 Culver Street East
Colchester, Essex C01 1LD

01206 366 059
LEVELBEST@DACONTRUST.CO.UK

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