Friday, 1 July 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022
Thursday, 12 May 2022
We had a lovely day yesterday with Claire imagining ourselves on The Isles of Scilly with its blue skies, warm sunshine and clear seas.
Friday, 29 April 2022
Saturday, 16 April 2022
Saturday, 9 April 2022
The SAA stands for 'supporting all artists', one of the benefits of membership with them is the monthly magazine "Paint" full of paintings, competitions, artists and news.
Claire has used their products for years, we use their student quality paints and brushes at our classes at Treetops.
They have recently put together an Advisory Team of Professional Artists, to assist them in understanding and continually improving their membership and services, bringing their ideas, knowledge and expertise to the SAA.
And our Claire is one of the 12 chosen!
Watch this space!
They have also described Claire as a "Colour Connoisseur" and have let her create a mix of 8 watercolour SAA paints along with a guide that she has written which shows you how you can create 25 colours from these paints.
If you are already a member of the SAA you can buy the tin, paints and guide for £46 (RRP £59.99)
Wednesday, 6 April 2022
I have so much news to share with you, Spring has definitely started and Treetops is starting to blossom with new classes, workshops and a YouTube channel!
But first of all, for those of you have been so patient in waiting, our Watercolour Classes are back at Treetops with Claire THIS MONTH, we have 4 for you to choose from, full details are on the website:
BOOKING IS NOW DONE ON THE WEBSITE
Tuesday 26 April
Sand & Sea in The Isles of Scilly Watercolour
Wednesday 11 May
Thursday 26 May
Thursday 7 July
All of our classes run from 9:30am until approx 3pm
this includes all of your materials, a 2 course lunch, glass of wine and refreshments throughout the day.
Our Online Art Workshops are still available to buy if you are unable to join us at Treetops, filmed as though you are looking over Claire's shoulder, a great close up view, with plenty of detail and explanation. At the moment our Cottage Door in the Cotswolds is the most popular.
The team are just finishing filming and producing another 3 which will join us next month on the website.
You may have seen on Facebook that we have recently launched a Treetops Newbury YouTube channel. Here we will share short demonstration videos from Claire, so it is definitely worth subscribing to it, you just need to click the (FREE) subscribe button over on YouTube
We have plenty of paints, paper, mounts and Material Boxes available in our Shop we can post, deliver if you're in Newbury or you can collect from Treetops. If you are coming to a class; order beforehand and I can have it wrapped and ready for you when you arrive.
Claire's Sketch Pads are perfect for this time of year when you are out and about or on holiday. These are no ordinary sketching pads! These are ring bound so can be opened up flat and due to the thickness of paper you can use watercolour paint on both sides.
There are 12 sheets of 200lbs/425gsm Saunders Waterford Paper.
Currently the only Sketch Pad on the market not made using 140lb/300gsm paper.
If all that news had made you want to lie down, then Rachel is back for
Finding Calm AromaYoga
Wednesday 4 May
7pm - 9pm
this includes a warm drinks and snacks after the class.
Rachel's Online Yoga Workshop is available for £15, once downloaded you can keep it forever and practice your Yin, Hatha and Restorative Yoga as often as you want. It has been recorded in the woodlands at Treetops and is really relaxing and gentle. Rachel has also put together a Spotify playlist for you to play alongside your practice.
I really hope you can find something creative and relaxing to join us in during the next few months, if you have any questions, even technical ones 😄, please send me an email.