Friday, 30 September 2011

A Hot Cupcake Class!


We managed to keep ourselves and the icing from melting today!

A great class; lots more info and photos on the Colourful Cupcakes blog:


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A new class at Treetops - SEWING!


WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW CLASS TO TREETOPS

Making and Sewing your own Bag

Run by lovely Amy from CoCo Crafts, it's a morning class with something beautiful to take home with you.

The bag we are going to make first is a poppered clutch bag, great for evenings, or for keeping jewellery in.


Our first class is on Friday 4 November at 10am - 12.30pm.  Price £50.

Amy brings a great choice of fabrics with her, including some lining fabrics, we cover cutting from the pattern, interfacing, machine sewing and the mastering of poppers!



I really enjoyed the class, I have barely any sewing experience and didn't think I could make such a great bag!  I love it.

The class is limited to six people so that we have plenty of space to work in and Amy has time to spend with everyone.

(if you would like to bring your own sewing machine, with which you have a great working relationship then please do, just let us know beforehand)

To book please contact me at Treetops
emily@treetops-newbury.co.uk 



Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Animals in Watercolour, 21 September 2011


Today Claire had in an experienced group of artists, who tackled animals.

The morning was spent just drawing animals as simple shapes and thinking of them as shapes linked together.

Then the favourite animal was sketched onto the Watercolour paper, the paints chosen and mixed and the paintings were underway.



We had fun giving the paintings titles!



At the end of the class there was a great selection of paintings, if you click on the top photograph it should hopefully enlarge for you to see them all.

There are some spaces available on our extra Autumn Glow class on Friday 11 November.  Please contact me if you would like to come.  Suitable for all levels, especially Beginners.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Beginners Watercolour Class - 20 September 2011


We had a Beginners Class today to start the new Autumn term.

Claire had chosen a pretty blue door painting and everyone did a fantastic job.



Claire covered washes, mixing, lights and darks, shadows and my favourite 'glistening'!



If you come to a Beginners Class, Claire talks about watercolour papers, brushes and paints, so that you get a really good foundation in watercolour painting.




The paintings were put in a mount and displayed in a gallery at the end for us all to see.

There was alot of hard work and concentration going on today which resulted in some exhausted artists!

We hope to see you again at another Treetops class.


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Autumn Glow Watercolour Class


The colours are starting to change in the garden, Autumn is on it's way.

We have some spaces still available on our Autumn Glow Watercolour class on Friday 11 November.

The class runs from 9.30am - approx 3pm and is suitable for all levels of artists, even beginners.

All your materials and a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine are included.

The cost for this class is £70.