Thursday, 6 December 2018

Water Lily Oils Class

Yesterday was our Oil Class

Water Lilies

Following a short morning demonstration, the artists worked hard to create these beautiful and vibrant paintings ....

I meanwhile had far too much fun making waterlilies out of paper napkins for the lunch table!

Bookings are now open for our 2019 classes.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Treetops Festive Gift Guide

(image from pinterest)

With 20 days to go until the big day, I thought I would share with you some of our tutor's lovely offerings, they would make great presents and it's always a good thing to support small businesses!

Starting with Laura our Relax & Restore Yoga tutor, she runs a website called The Wellbeing Feeling and is offering Treetops customers 20% off her Herbal Teas with the code 'Treetops'.  Last deliveries for Christmas will be on Saturday 15 December.

  Visit her website to see all her other beautiful offerings, which include gorgeous candles.

Next is Rachel our AromaYoga tutor, she has made some amazing essential oil aromatherapy rollerballs for £12 each, I am using mine daily!

There are 4 available (the oils are blended with a coconut oil base)

Relax: Lavender, Bergamot and Cedarwood
Uplift: Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lime
Headache Relief: Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary
Immune Support: 'On Guard' blend, Tea Tree and Oregano

To order them please email Rachel

Sarah our Aga Tutor has a great range of recipe books that are available from her shop including her really useful Christmas book;

Her other books are
Relaxed Aga Cooking
Casual Cooking
Effortless Cooking
Confident Cooking

Claire our Watercolour and Art tutor is selling some great Watercolour Starter Kits, over £80 worth of materials for just an amazing Christmas Offer price of £48!  The offer also includes a long brush case.

Inside you will find 5 paints, 3 brushes, a plastic palette, a pipette, a rubber, a fabel castell 9000 graphite lead pencil B

(NB: the christmas set includes 5 paints)

Claire's Watercolour Pads are always popular and make a great gift for any artist, they are £11.99 each or £20 for two.

A few years ago Claire developed her own range of watercolour paints, they are lovely to use.  The colours in her range are:

Warm yellow, Honey, Rose Pink, Poppy Red, Autumn Berry, Lilac, Aubergine, Sky Blue, Transparent Cerulean, Light Green and Dark Green (both warm colours) Cool Green

The paints are £6.50 per tube
£5.75 each for 3 or more
£5.25 each for 6 or more
£5 each for 10 or more

You can order any of Claire's items and have them delivered here next Tuesday 11th December, and they will be here for collection.

Or please contact Claire to arrange p&p, last orders by Saturday 15 December

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Acrylics - Boats on the Beach

Everyone enjoyed their Acrylics Class last week, Boats on the Beach

Great paintings, with textured sand, rolling waves and lovely skies.

We had the last of the Treetops apples in an autumnal crumble alongside pears and blackberries, delicious!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

2019 Art Dates- Now taking Bookings

We are now taking bookings for our 2019 dates:

Wednesday 27 February
A Walk in the Cotswolds Watercolour

Thursday 28 February
 Magnolia Spring Blossom Watercolour

Thursday 21 March
Pen & Wash
Fur and Feathers

Tuesday 26 March
Beginners & Refreshers Watercolour

Wednesday 27 March
Singing in the Rain Watercolour
(splashing in puddles, umbrellas, wellies)

Thursday 4 April
 A Colourful Market Scene Watercolour
(fruit, flowers, vegetables, people, colour)

Friday 5 April
 Beautiful Buildings Watercolour
(looking at texture, crumbling masonry, old bricks, tonal values)

Wednesday 17 April
 An Introduction to Brusho Paints
(brilliantly intense paint powders)

Boats in the Harbour Watercolour
(11:30am - 5pm)

Wednesday 5 June
Afternoon Tea in the Garden Watercolour

Thursday 6 June
Room with a View Watercolour

Wednesday 10 July
Portmeirion Watercolour
(an enchanting, colourful Italianate village on the coast of North Wales)

Thursday 11 July
A Tropical Sunset Watercolour

All of our classes cost £75 (apart from the Brusho class which costs £80)

The classes run from 9:30am - approximately 3pm

 The day includes all of your materials, refreshments throughout the day, a 2 course lunch and a glass of wine.

To book please email me:

Christmas Aga with Sarah Whitaker

Delicious and Festive

A great morning with Sarah and her Christmas recipes, ideas for the day itself and the days surrounding Christmas when you may be entertaining.

Plenty of top tips to do with ingredients, oven juggling, freezing and making ahead.

It's amazing what Sarah can achieve in 2.5 hours!

We had the turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables galore, a vegan curry, a rice dish, a vegetarian tart and 3 puddings!

The red cabbage below was delicious after it's simmer in mulled wine ....

The lighting of the Christmas Pud ...

After Sarah has finished, everyone enjoys a tasting lunch of all the food cooked along with some mulled wine.

Thanks to Sarah for another great Treetops Aga class.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Candlelit Yoga and Supper Evening

We had a a lovely Candlelit Yoga Supper Evening with Laura recently.

The room was really cosy and lit with candles whilst Laura led us through a gentle Yoga practice.

Supper was served mid-way through

Following that we snuggled under our duvets with warming eye masks for some blissful relaxation and sound meditation.

Laura is back for more evenings on:

Tuesday 29 January
Tuesday 26 February
Friday 22 March

The evenings run from 7pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, 15 November 2018

AromaYoga Evening with Rachel

Last night Rachel returned for another AromaYoga class, with the lights dimmed and the diffusers giving out a lovely sweet orange smell, we started off with a relaxation practice.

Rachel spoke to us about the evening's chosen oils which included bergamot, sweet orange, fir tree and lavender.

We followed a gentle hatha practice with some gentle stretches and introduced the pigeon pose, which was new to some.

After our savasana wrapped in cosy duvets with beautiful piano music playing we enjoyed some delicious nibbles.

Rachel will be back with us in early 2019