Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tuesday's Winter Scene Watercolour


Again, a Winter Scene day, with some artists going off-piste and painting their own masterpieces.

Several of our artists are having their paintings made into Christmas Cards, they will look great.


This was our last Watercolour Class for the year.

Bookings are being taken for our Spring Classes.

Dates are HERE

We've got a great selection of subjects, and are also having an Introduction to Pastels on 14 February.














Monday's Winter Scene Watercolour



It's that time of year again for our popular Winter Scene Watercolour Class.

We've painted some very pretty snowy scenes over the years.


This week was a little welsh picture.




It was really enjoyable to paint, once we'd mastered vanishing points, perspective and the use of masking fluid.

Again, Claire manages to cover a variety of skills whilst teaching in a step by step style which makes it really enjoyable and (mostly!) stress free!










Winter's View at Treetops


Beautiful colours and mists at the bottom of the garden.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Beginners Watercolour Class


We had a lovely day today with our Beginners.

This is such a popular painting, the colours are gorgeous.

The painting enables Claire to cover a variety of skills during the day.

Well done everyone, I hope they are hanging on your wall soon!






Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Putting Life into Still Life Watercolour Class


Today we had a Watercolour Class with Claire, titled Putting Life into Still Life.

There was a wide variety of things to choose from.

Claire demonstrated stage by stage some flowers in a jug, but there were lots of items to put together ourselves, and the plan was to paint "Loose and Free", therefore quickening the process and enabling everyone to paint a couple of pictures during the day.  




Here is the Gallery of our paintings:




















Here is a selection of the paintings displayed at the end of the day, if you click on the photographs it should enlarge.




Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas Aga


Christmas came to Treetops on Friday with Sarah and her Christmas Aga Class.


Sarah made some delicious dishes and helped everyone plan what could be made ahead of time and frozen, how to juggle the ovens on the day, how to retain the heat of the Aga.  It was great, plenty of tips and questions going around the room.

The house smelt very festive thanks to my gorgeous new
mixed with the smells of red cabbage, rich gravy, bacon, stilton, walnut and pear tart, roast turkey, freshly baked bread, the rum (!) the brandy butter with orange zest, and loads more, it was a really wonderful spread!


Sarah returns on Friday 1 February for Winter Warmers.

9.45am - 1.30pm
£65


Her new book has just been published:






Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Beginners Watercolour


We have had 2 spaces become available for next Thursday's Beginners Watercolour class


It is from 9.30am - approximately 3pm

All of your materials are provided, along with a delicious 2 course lunch with a glass of wine.  The cost for the day is £70.

Claire takes you through the brushes, paints, papers, tips and advice needed to create a great painting.

Claire teaches in a step by step style, and helps create a lovely calm environment for you to paint.

To book please contact me
01635 44850




Next term, I have 1 space left on our Beginners class on
Wednesday 16 January and have just started taking bookings for
Tuesday 19 March.