Thursday, 21 October 2010

Autumn Watercolour Class 2010

Today was a perfect autumn's day to hold our Watercolour Class.
Using a wide palette of colours we created yellows, oranges, greens, browns, purples and pinks (so many colours in fact we all armed ourselves with notepads each time Claire took us through a different stage of the painting!)

It also turned into more of a Masterclass as we covered masking, glistening, negative painting (my favourite... hmmm) we were all very quiet and in deep concentration for much of the afternoon.

The paintings were brilliant, as you can see below:

There are a few spaces left for Winter Scenes, choose from either Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th November, call me to check availability.  

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Christmas Cupcake Classes

Here is the availability for our Christmas Cupcake Classes:

Monday 8 November - 4 spaces
Tuesday 23 November - 1 space

I'm looking forward to these classes, we'll have some lovely Christmas smells baking in the kitchen, and some new festive sprinkles and twinkles.

We've had two really good classes this week, creativity in abundance!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Aga 1:1 Introductory Lessons

I was in Alresford this morning doing an Aga 1:1 introductory lesson.

This is a great idea if you have just moved into a house with an Aga, and just need some help in understanding the Aga, what it can do, how to get the most out of it and how to not lose the heat!

I bring various pans and trays with me, so you can see what items are useful to buy.  I also show you various Aga cookbooks that I trust and I leave you with a leaflet of top tips from cleaning the Aga to getting the best popcorn popping in your Aga!

The lesson costs £45 (with petrol/mileage charged when over 30 miles)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Autumn Watercolour - Spaces Available

I've just walked around the garden and the colours are definitely changing, the sunshine was beautiful today and really showing the bright oranges and reds.

We are going to be painting a great vibrant colourful Autumn watercolour on Thursday 21 October, just before we break for half-term.

There are spaces available, come along and give it a go!

9.30am - 3pm
All your materials, a 2 course lunch, glass of wine and refreshments throughout the day are included.

Stormy Seas Watercolour

Claire returned today for a very popular class "Stormy Seas"

Waves lashing against a pier, creating spray and movement.  It was hard as we didn't use masking fluid, we had to remember where our 'lights' were and create around those areas.

At the end we used ink to mark the lights and railings, which really brought the paintings alive.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Term Update of spaces available

I thought a quick update of spaces available might be useful for you:

Watercolour - Autumn Colours - a bright vibrant picture - Thursday 21 October   9.30am - 3pm   £65
Watercolour - A Winter Scene  - Tuesday 16 November   9.30am - 3pm   £65
Watercolour - A Winter Scene - Wednesday 17 November   9.30am - 3pm   £65

Cupcakes  - Thursday 14 October  10am - 12 noon  £45
Christmas Cupcakes - Monday 8 November  10am - 12 noon  £45
Christmas Cupcakes - Tuesday 23 November  10am - 12 noon  £45

Festive Flowers, are both now fully booked

Christmas Aga is now fully booked