Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Cupcake Class and latest class info

We had an enjoyable Cupcake Class yesterday morning, pretty pastel colours and valentine love hearts.

Cupcake classes are still really popular and selling out very quickly, at the moment I only have spaces available on Wednesday 29 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm.

New Spring Term dates will be out shortly.

I have a few spaces left on this Friday's Aga Class, Sarah is coming to demonstrate Aga Roasts and Puddings.  9.45am - 1.30pm  £65, to include a glass of wine and a tasting lunch of all the delicious food cooked.

Sarah is also here on Friday 23 March for Casual and Comfort Aga Cooking.

Our NEW SEWING CLASS, still has spaces available on Friday 2 March, this is from 10am - 12.30pm, and involves using a sewing machine to make a really pretty bag, you can choose your fabric and lining. £50

There are some Watercolour classes with spaces available this term:

BEGINNERS on Wednesday 22 February
ACRYLICS on Thursday 8 March
WATERCOLOUR:  "A Day at the Races" on Friday 16 March

Painting classes run from 9.30am - approx 3pm and cost £70, this includes all of your materials, a 2 course lunch with wine and plenty of refreshments and freshly baked biscuits throughout the day.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Watercolour - Downton Abbey - Highclere

Beautiful Highclere Castle, set just 5 minutes from Treetops is a beautiful building, but oh boy is it hard to draw!

We spent the morning drawing our castle with pencils, rulers, vanishing points, angles, turrets, flagpoles.  You could feel the stress in the room.

But it was a new start to the year, and we had an experienced group that Claire wanted to stretch, and if you want to paint better, you need to start drawing better .... apparently!

Here is Claire's picture, with her first wash painted on. 

Adding the three greens that made up the large cedar trees.

And here are our finished works of art ..... some of us did think we would be here for dinner too, not just lunch!

It was a hard day, but really successful, everyone did really really well. 

A Busy Cupcake Day

We started our Saturday morning with a Stage 2 Cupcake Class

We spent more time on shaping our flowers with flower paste, making buttercream roses and shaping petals into larger roses.

In the afternoon we had a Stage 1 Cupcake Class, here are a selection of the photos, for more details and photographs please visit the Colourful Cupcakes blog: