Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cornish Sunsets Watercolour Class


 Our recent Watercolour Class was Cornish Sunsets.

Beautiful colours, reflections and the setting of St Michaels Mount.







 

And a Porthmeor Beach, St Ives sunset ...


Our next class with spaces is Wednesday 3 June
Apple Blossoms
Acrylics, Inks and Tissues

or

Mixed Media with Watercolour on Tuesday 9 June

Both new and great fun!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Aga Dinner Parties with Sarah Whitaker


Sarah joined us on Friday for an Aga demo.

"Aga Dinner Parties"


Lots of delicious recipes, great tips on preparing things ahead and how to use the Aga ovens effectively and efficiently. 





There were a great selection of puddings, especially this fruity jelly topped with pomegranate seeds in jewelled bowl.







Sarah returns to Treetops on Wednesday 16 September with her brand new class
"One Pot Wonders"

It costs £65 and runs from 9.45am - 1.30pm

This includes a tasting lunch, a glass of wine and a copy of the recipes
to take home with you.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Feathered Friends Watercolour


A really successful day, everyone managed two paintings of little Feathered Friends


They make a great gallery ....











Bluebells Watercolour 2015


It was a beautiful day for painting Bluebells


This is one of our popular classes and we do it most years


We cover washes, keeping the light, trees, foliage, "glistening", but the most important thing at the beginning is getting the path right.






Artists took advantage of the lovely sunny day and had a walk out in the garden and down into the woods to see the bluebells.


But got very distracted with other lovely things such as rhodedendrons and wisteria!







At the end of the class, Claire puts all of the paintings into professional mounts which presents them beautifully, it's always great to see what everyone else has done during the day and pick up some useful tips and advice.