Thursday, 28 April 2011

Poppies Watercolour Class - 28 April 2011


We had lovely day today, painting a wild flower meadow which featured lots of Poppies.

We also added buttercups and daisies.

The day involved mixing a variety of colours and some masking of small flower shapes and poppy outlines, after lunch the poppies really began to take shape, especially when we dropped the black watercolour into the centre.






Here is Claire demonstrating a technique to us.




Monday, 18 April 2011

Happy Easter from Treetops


The sun is shining and the garden is blooming.

The doors may be closed to classes for the holidays, but there is alot going on behind the scenes, new dates being planned, meals being tested, admin being done and bookings being taken.

The butter is out of the fridge softening ready for some new cupcakes to be made later (http://colourfulcucapkes-newbury.blogspot.com)

The bookings for Autumn Term's watercolour dates are already underway:

Beginners Watercolour - Tuesday 20 September
Animals in a Scene - Wednesday 21 September
Autumn Glow - Friday 21 October
Venice - Thursday 10 November
A Winter Scene - Thursday 17 November
A Winter Scene - Tuesday 22 November

Watercolour classes cost £70 and include all of your materials, a 2 course lunch with wine and refreshments throughout the day.  It is a full day class from 9.30am - 3-3.30pm.  Claire teaches in a step by step style and you will take home a finished painting at the end of the day.

If I quietly mention CHRISTMAS classes, just so that you have the dates for your diary, these get booked up very very quickly each year.

Christmas Aga with Sarah is on Friday 25 November from 9.45am -1.30pm.  £60.

Last year we did Turkey this year we are cooking Beef Wellington and a large glazed Ham, there will be plenty of opportunity to talk Turkey, so don't worry!

Christmas Flowers with Susanna is on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, you choose.  The class runs from 9.45am - 2pm.  £80.

Susanna provides everything from flowers, foliage, fruits, aprons, secateurs whilst I get busy with a simple lunch and glass of mulled wine for you.  You can make a wreath for your front door, or something for your home.  Susanna demonstrates a variety of new ideas to decorate your home this Christmas.  It's definitely a class to get you into the Christmas Spirit!  The smells are divine!

Cupcake continue to be very popular, keep checking the cupcake blog for new dates and ideas.

Saturday Dates:
 8 October 10am - 12 noon or 3pm - 5pm
12 November 2pm - 4pm
Christmas Cupcakes 3 December 10am - 12noon or 3pm - 5pm
Christmas Cupcakes 10 December 2pm - 4pm

Classes cost £50 and sell out QUICKLY!

Weekday Classes:
Friday 30 September
Christmas Cupcakes Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November.

If you are a group of 6 and would like to book your own date please call me to book a date.

Gift Vouchers are available for all the classes.




Saturday, 2 April 2011

Easter Chocolate Cupcakes Class 2 April 2011


We had a very colourful class today; lots of chocolate eggs, sprinkles, chicks and glitter.  I was really impressed with everyone's enthusiasm and creativity.

Using the new nozzle, we made buttercream grass and chocolate nests.

Below are two of the beautiful boxes that went home today.