Thursday, 12 May 2016

Beautiful Wild Flowers in the Pyrenees Watercolour

Treetops was a great place to be on a rainy Tuesday.

We painted beautiful wild flowers in the pyrenees.

It involved alot of masking before applying the first watercolour wash. 

Here are the stunning paintings, pretty flowers and striking mountains. 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Aga Class with Sarah Whitaker

It was great to welcome Sarah back to Treetops on Friday. 

Fantastic recipes and plenty of top tips.

Sarah showed everyone how to get the most out of their Agas, whether they are 2 door, 3 door, 4 door, with a module or without, gas, electric, oil, 20 years old or brand new dual control!  We had quite a variety this week.

A delicious oven baked tomato and parmesan risotto.

A plum cobbler, it's topped with a crunchy scone topping.

This prawn and plum stir fry was full of flavour.

A very useful Salmon roulade, that can either be rolled this way to be cut into slices as a starter, or if you roll it in the other way it can make small canapes.

There were so many other things made during the morning, a joint of ham, gammon steaks, beef, a prawn flan, beetroot mash, raspberry muffins.....

Lots of different things to plate up for a tasting lunch


After lunch there is time to look at Sarah's travelling shop, full of useful kitchen bits and pieces, her recipe books and Aga pans.

It's hard to believe that this time last week it was freezing cold and snowing!

Sarah will be back in September and November, email me if you would like to go on the mailing list.

Norfolk Broads Watercolour Class

We enjoyed an atmospheric Norfolk Broads class with beautiful sunset colours.

There was a bit of drawing on arrival, getting the boats and windmill in place.

Finishing off at the end of the day with reflections and shadows.


At the end of the class it's lovely to see one another's work.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Last few places for Friday's Aga Class

There are a few places left for our Aga class on Friday with Sarah Whitaker



10am - 1:30pm

Monday, 2 May 2016

Beginners and Refreshers Watercolour Class

Welcome to our new intake!

A brilliant class, everyone so keen and calm, it was a really enjoyable day.

Claire spent the day sharing techniques and tips and by the end of the day we had some fantastic watercolours. 

We hope to see you all again, keep practicing!

This term we have just ONE place remaining on Wildflowers in the Pyrenees on Tuesday 10 May

and THREE places on our brand NEW PEBEO paints class;  special effect glass paints which we paint onto board, and the theme for this class will be Butterflies and Kingfishers.  Great fun and a great technique.

The Yorkshire Dales Watercolour Class

Our new Watercolour term started with us painting The Yorkshire Dales

It was a crazy weather day; beautiful sunshine, huge hailstones and finally snow!

We had a lovely gallery of paintings to share at the end of the day.

Great skies and some excellent dry-stone walls.