Original Creative Work

Original Creative Work


Today Brave Arts ran our workshop, inspiring the next generation with some of the brilliant lot from The Art Group (Chelmer Gate Youth Centre) organised by Original Creative Work - thank you to everyone involved and to the amazing Chelmsford Market for their support and the opportunity to use the space as the canvas! Make sure you head down to check out the end result!
There's no question that we have some incredible local artists and creatives here in Chelmsford! We're lucky to have a number of them involved with our first Street Art Festival, Concrete Canvas

We'll soon be letting them loose on a number of bollards and OpenReach boxes across the city centre and we can't wait to see the designs they conjure up!

Chelmsford Creative Collective, Openreach, Candy Joyce, Sam Maslanka, B.Coutinho-Artist, Brennan and Burch, CoCreate Tattoo & Art Space, Neil Fendell Posters, Nicola Osborne Art, Hayley Wells Illustration, Original Creative Work, Jonny Harvey-Thomas, Get Your Portraits, Lo Fi Guy, Lynn Excell Art, Simon Skipp, Claire Spake and A.P Ward
Chelmsford For You Podcast: The Mannequin Exhibition

Tune in to listen to Sara Tupper and Will Richards talk to some of the incredible artists involved with Original Creative Work Mannequin Trail and Exhibition – which we’ve loved supporting here at Chelmsford For You! There’s still a couple of days left for you to check out the exhibition at the Art Place Pop Up in High Chelmer!
Happy Valentine's Day 💕

Jennifer Flint of Original Creative Work created some of our social distancing signage as part of our High Hopes campaign. We hope you enjoy ❣️
Our virtual exhibition for December features the work of local artist Jennifer Flint of Original Creative Work

Jennifer is a freelance designer, illustrator and artist . This exhibition includes examples of her beautiful sign-writing, illustrations, portraits and posters designed for High Chelmer Shopping Centre social distancing campaign.

With thanks to Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective for the use of their song Dreams Can Come True from their Do What You Love album.

Learn how to make a beautiful seasonal wreath to put up with your xmas decorations!

REPOST • @ Original Creative Work
We have filled another workshop! So, we are going again! This really is the last time we will be opening up bookings. Once these spaces are gone, they’re gone! Of course we are limiting number this year so let me know ASAP on 07757 173415 if you’d like to book your place on our 4-6 pm slot on the 28th November at

The covid19 bit:
The workshop will take place in our large hall. You will need to bring a mask in order to enter the centre. A staff member will see you in. The workshop will be socially distanced throughout the whole session - even if you’re with a friend or family member. This is because it’s a workshop and not a social gathering.

Can’t believe we’re approaching that time of year already but if you’re a Christmas fanatic like me, or want to try something creative - book onto this wreath-making class to learn a new skill:

REPOST • Original Creative Work Overwhelmed by the response to our wreath making classes this year we have filled our Chelmsford class on 28th November. Thank you so much for your support, it’s so lovely to have so many returning customers 😊

We are delighted to add a new date on Saturday 5th December 7-9pm. If anyone would be interested in booking on this new date please get in touch ASAP 07757 173415.

Freelance designer, illustrator and artist. Also hosting creative workshops for all ages and abiliti

Operating as usual


Alongside the Out Of This World space trails taking place across the city centre businesses (Mon 23 - Sun 29 Oct) we have our fantastic and FREE Galactic activity programme 🚀

This includes our Galactic Goo - Cosmic Slime Making Workshop at Patch Places 🪐Get ready to dive into a world of gooey, stretchy and colourful slime hosted by Original Creative Work. Learn the science as you work through the steps to make your own personal galaxy goo with various colours and mix-ins 🧪

Activity date and times, along with the full programme lands next week www.chelmsfordforyou.co.uk/outofthisworld


Thrilled to be hosting some Out Of This World workshops this half term! And our first time at Patch Places! See CFY website for more details 🌎🪐🚀👩‍🚀

Alongside the Out Of This World space trails taking place across the city centre businesses (Mon 23 - Sun 29 Oct) we have our fantastic and FREE Galactic activity programme 🚀

This includes our Galactic Goo - Cosmic Slime Making Workshop at Patch Places 🪐Get ready to dive into a world of gooey, stretchy and colourful slime hosted by Original Creative Work. Learn the science as you work through the steps to make your own personal galaxy goo with various colours and mix-ins 🧪

Activity date and times, along with the full programme lands next week www.chelmsfordforyou.co.uk/outofthisworld


We are delighted to announce our popular wreath making workshops are back for our 7th year at the Beaulieu Community Centre!

And I just had to show you again this beautiful example of what can be achieved in one of our workshops 🥰😍

🗓️ Date: 25th November 2023
⏰ Time: 5-6.45pm and 7.30-9.15pm
📍Location: Beaulieu Community Centre, Chelmsford
🏷️ Price £40per person
❤️includes a wide range of materials, full instruction, music, unlimited hot drinks, mince pies and cakes!

Hurry! spaces are limited…we are only able to run 2 workshops in this venue this year!

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 16/09/2023

We had a fun day in Tindal Square celebrating Heritage Open Days. We made Roman inspired bookmarks and a huge mosaic. The word Caesaromagus is the name for the original roman settlement on which Chelmsford was built and means Caesar’s marketplace.

Thanks so much to for asking us to be there today and to my fellow Romans and for all@the laughs. It’s always a pleasure working with you guys.

Photos from Chelmsford For You's post 22/08/2023

Come and see us today in Chelmsford Cathedral and in Unit 32 the meadows shopping centre! We have had a very busy morning making lovely green things! 💚


Exciting news! Green City starts tomorrow 💚

Join us at The Art Place for a drop-in session where you can explore the art of paper cutting and create beautiful designs inspired by endangered animals. This unique opportunity allows you to channel your inner Matisse and make stunning paper creations with Original Creative Work.

You can choose to take your masterpiece home or showcase it as part of the Earth 23 exhibition, which aims to raise awareness about the urgent need to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Let's come together to create meaningful artwork and make a positive impact on our planet. These workshops are completely FREE, thanks to Chelmsford For You.

Photos from Chelmsford For You's post 16/08/2023

So excited to be part of this important eco festival now in its 2nd year. Go Chelmsford!

Photos from Chelmsford For You's post 08/08/2023

Woo hoo! What a lineup 🤩 so excited to be hosting workshops for this amazing festival!

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 31/07/2023

Join us this Saturday for some Mediterranean vibes We will be making mosaic coasters and wax resist seashells. Fun for all the family!

Let’s hope we get some of that sunshine! ☀️


We will be hosting creative workshops for children all day on the 5th and 12th August. Looks amazing…Can’t wait!


Tomorrow! Please come along and say hi 👋 we have lots of arts and crafts stalls, live art demonstrations, live portrait competition, crafts for the kids, talk to the festival team about our programme of events in the next month, and talk to Ignite about their cultural vision for Chelmsford. It’s going to be a great day 😃☀️

One week to go!! Another brand new event created for the feasrival courtesy of artist Jennifer Flint.

Please show your support and pop along. Open 10am - 4pm


Thank you for having me! M&S - Chelmsford High Street And thank you for the opportunity Chelmsford For You

Check out our amazing Pride window
Created by the talented Original Creative Work and organised by Chelmsford For You we are very proud to be supporting Pride month
If you take a selfie make sure you tag us in it



This Saturday! 🥳

Who's ready for the Concrete Canvas 2023 Street Party? We certainly are! Join us this Saturday (27 May) as we take over the Bond Street Bowl and help us celebrate as we officially launch Chelmsford's extended art trail across the city centre 🖤

Here's a taste of what we've got lined up...
🎨 LIVE art from Scotty Brave, Benzi Brofman, Simon Skip, Neonita Le Sueur and Woskerski art
🖊️ LIVE Doodle Wall by Scott Walker and POSCA UK
🛍️ Local Art Market from Original Creative Work
🎧 Record Fair by Intense Records
🎵 Music from Hot Box Live Events
🍺 Bar courtesy of Voodoo Keller Bar & Chelmsford Brew Co
🖤 And more...

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 06/05/2023

A great big thanks to for having us today at their wonderful street party, we had so much fun! Thank you also to all our little helpers who did such a great job making crowns and streamers it was so lovely to meet you all!!


Extremely proud to be painting another mural in Chelmsford as part of concrete canvas. I would say there are very few things that give me as much joy as decorating my home city’s streets. I hope you will all love my CCTV base which will be in Bond Street and will feature themes from our purple flag status.


Extremely proud to be painting ANOTHER mural in Chelmsford as part of concrete canvas.


Come along and see us tomorrow 2-4pm where we will be creating these fabulous crowns and ribbon streamers with bells!

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 18/03/2023

We had an such a great day at The Chelmsford Takeover! So lovely to meet so many little superheroes whilst raising money for Thank you for being such amazing hosts and for the opportunity!


Eco cape and cuff making workshop in John Lewis Chelmsford today 11-1pm and 2-4pm as part of The Chelmsford Takeover

Photos from Chelmsford For You's post 11/03/2023

Next week! 💥


So excited to be providing two workshops for this brand new event…Details coming very soon! So much fun to be had

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 27/02/2023

I had a great morning with illustrator chatting about new creative projects!

How lovely is !? I can’t recommend them enough. They have a courtyard too for sunny days ☀️

I am so grateful to them for commissioning me to create these lovely pieces 🎨🥰


February is LGBTQ+ History Month and here is my portrait of the legendary Keith Haring which is currently featured in an exhibition at The Art Place Chelmsford: LGBTQ+ Historical Icons. 🏳️‍🌈 Check it out! The exhibition runs from the 1st -28th Feb. And predominantly features works from local young artists.



This portrait of a much loved family boat was created from a faded photograph. I love creating these meaningful custom prints 🥰⛵️


From house portraits to pet portraits, this one has been very popular! ❤️🐾


Spent the day with working on our gorgeous new collection of gift wrap and accessories. We want to focus on unusual designs you can’t find anywhere else. What would you like to see included?

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 01/02/2023

An amazing commission from i had a great time painting 4 window designs and 5 boards for them 🥰

The red details on the windows were designed to make them look Christmassy (they were painted in December 🙈) and could be cleaned off in the new year!

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 12/01/2023

I teach a youth group every Saturday at the Chelmer Gate Youth Centre. And we are looking for new young people (11-19) to join us who are passionate about the arts. Please help me spread the word!

Just looking back over some of our adventures in the last 1.5 years (wow that has gone quick!!) its amazing all the adventures we have had. It’s just £1 per session as it’s generously funded by the Chelmsford Youth Strategy Group. We arrange free trips to galleries, explore all painting, drawing, sculpture, street art, ceramics, mosaics the list goes on. There is the opportunity to get involved with loads of exciting community projects, and gain an arts award.

It’s such great fun…the pictures speak for themselves! Every Saturday 2-4pm Chelmer Gate Youth Centre, Moulsham Street. Please email [email protected] or visit our social media pages

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 20/11/2022

Something a bit different for your front door this year? Wreaths made with dinosaurs, toy cars, toy soldiers! 👀 £30

# dinosaurs


On Chelmsford High Street today as part of the Christmas light switch on! 20% of all sales today go directly to to support their incredible work!


Here at we are rather proud of our ribbon collection! 🥰 we really do have a colour for every scheme!!

Still a few spaces left on our wreath making workshop at the from 7.30-9.15 on the 26th November. £35 You won’t be disappointed! Email [email protected]

Jennifer Flint - Ignite 09/11/2022

Jennifer Flint - Ignite My work mostly takes the form of limited edition prints and bespoke commissions although I also paint murals (including temporary window murals) and signs.


It wouldn’t be Christmas without the mince pies! Our fabulous wreath making workshops make a great social events. We serve unlimited hot drinks and treats on our beautiful vintage tea sets! What’s not to love? Limited spaces available on the 26th November, 7.30 session only. £35 please email [email protected]


Looking forward to collaborating with The Glasshouse Cafe Bar 👀😍Wowee look at those gorgeous cakes!!!

Fancy a little something nice, try one of these Biscoff & Salted Caramel cakes..on sale today 🙌🏼
Cakeaway available ✅

Photos from Original Creative Work's post 03/11/2022

Some fabulous examples from a few years ago. We have been running wreath making workshops for many moons now 🥰 we are looking forward to welcoming old and new faces alike. 2 workshops are now Sold out. We do have some spaces left on the 7.30 workshop on the 26th November at the Beaulieu Community Centre. Get in touch now to secure your place! ❤️🎄 £35 includes all materials, equipment, instruction, unlimited refreshments and freshly baked treats.


Another exciting workshop for the monster invasion today in ! Make a yarn monster with Heather and Georgia! 10-11am and 12-1pm.


Love the monsters?? Come along and make a fabulous monster themed trick or treat bag in today! Sessions run from 10-11 and from 12-1pm

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