MAKERS MARKET & WORKSHOPS. 1st December - 23rd December.
November 29, 2023
THIS SEASON, CREATE AND BUY GIFTS THAT FLIP THE SCRIPT – AT OUR MAKERS MARKET AND WORKSHOPS.
This season, we’re flipping the script. It’s time to give with attitude. Join us in store to make and buy alternative gifts at our makers market and workshops. From 1st December, artists are taking over Vans Store Oxford Street and Vans Store Covent Garden to showcase their freaky work and show you how to get weird, your way. No booking needed – just swing by and get stuck in.
Gnarly gifts for all.
Why show you care with the same old same old? This year, we’re wishing you and your loved ones joy, on your terms. To celebrate the Vans DIY spirit, we’re inviting alternative artists to reimagine gifting – with guts.
Shop the makers market - Every Saturday at Vans Store Covent Garden
Swing by the makers market any Saturday before Christmas to buy gifts that’ll get a reaction. Buy directly from the makers and artists for one-of-a-kind finds with a true personal touch. What’s in store? Clothes. Art. Ceramics. Jewellery. Wrapping. Cards. Curiosities.
Make it your own by making it yourself. Take part in our series of creative workshops at Vans Store Oxford Street, led by selected artists. Everyone is welcome – just turn up and join in. DIY custom mugs, craft unexpected jewellery, make a pot with personality, or create wild gift wrap and cards. The more real and random, the better.
What’s on: The workshops
VANS x LOVENSKATE | Unconventional decorations When: Friday 1st December. 4PM - 7PM. Where: Vans Oxford Street
Pop by the store on Friday to customise your very own holiday mug! To be used as a fun gift for family or friends or, a very unique holiday card with your personalised greeting! The brilliant Lovenskate will be in the customs lab giving you the chance to take home your own free personalised Lovenskate holiday mug.
VANS x SKEN STUDIOS | Jewellery When: Friday 8th December. 3PM - 7PM. Where: Vans Oxford Street
Create a custom ring or pendant using the lost wax technique. Sabira of Sken Studios will inspire you to create a piece that’s cheeky, comedic and packed with personality. The goal? Jewellery that feels raw, honest and even gets a laugh. After the workshop, your wax design will be cast in silver and delivered to your address.
VANS x PONKYWOTS | Ceramics When: Friday 15th December. 3PM - 7PM. Where: Vans Oxford Street
Turn ceramics on its head and craft a pot with character. Jade Groves AKA PonkyWots will help you dream up and make a piece that defies seasonal clichés. Bring your curious creature to life to create an unexpected holiday icon. Sculpt it. Paint it. Glaze it. And give someone the gift of colour, fun and humour.
VANS x ZOMBIE SQUEEGEE | Gift Wrap When: Friday 22nd December. 3PM - 7PM. Where: Vans Oxford Street
Unleash your creativity and make gift wrap your canvas. Ben Rider AKA Zombie Squeegee will share his obsession with fluorescent inks and twisted sketches, helping you decorate your holiday wrapping in his trademark rough, raw and punky style. Create a card to match. Or – even better – clash.