Thursday, 12 December 2019

Spring 2020 Art Dates with Claire Warner

(Tree: Ham Yard Hotel London)

In amongst all the festive festivities Claire and I have put together next term's Art dates!

Please email me if you would like any further information

February
Wednesday 26th - Watercolour "Tulips"
Thursday 27th - Pen & Wash "A Spanish Port"


March
Tuesday 3rd - Watercolour "Boats/Reflections/Mist in Scotland"
Friday 13th - Watercolour for Beginners & Refreshers


April
Wednesday 1st - Watercolour "Poppies"
Thursday 2nd - Pen & Wash "Down on the Farm"
Tuesday 7th - Acrylics "Under the Waves"


All our classes run from 9:30am - approx 3pm and cost £75 (acrylics and pen & wash cost £80)

All of your materials are included in this price along with a 2 course lunch with wine and refreshments throughout the day.

(Gift vouchers are available for a specific class)




Monday, 9 December 2019

Winter Scene Pen & Wash


Another day, another Winter Scene, but this time was a Pen & Wash class


Our artists spent a large part of the day drawing their scene from Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds


Before adding washes later on in the day


Some glitter to give a frosty atmosphere




One of our artists, brought in her home made cushions that were en-route to the Cats Trust, we managed to take half of them off her hands and monies into the charity's pocket, they were gorgeous.


That's the end of term folks, thanks for joining us this term and year, we look forward to seeing you  in 2020.

Claire and I will be sending out the new dates shortly, watch the blog dates page and you email inbox






Thursday, 5 December 2019

Winter Scene Watercolour



A festive sparkly class today with Claire


The morning was spent drawing and masking


There were some beautiful washes created for the skies and water


Lovely reflections and bullrushes


and the addition of glitter!



Father & Daughter with their great paintings ready to become Christmas Cards!


I'm now off to hoover up the glitter before tomorrow's class!




Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Luxury Christmas Wreath Workshop



We had the lovely Lindsey from The White Horse Flower Company here today to run our Luxury Festive Wreath Workshop


This year was all about the eco friendly moss base and natural accessories.

We call this workshop the 'Luxury' class due to the incredible amount of stunning fresh foliage, ribbons, dried fruits, feathers and berries that Lindsey brings with her.  There is so much choice to create an amazing wreath.


Lindsey demonstrates how to prep and start making the wreath


We had a lovely group in today to work whilst the sun shone through the window


It was lovely to see so many variations of wreaths made from the same ingredients!



Just one section of foliage!


There were plenty of refreshments, cake and mulled wine served throughout the morning.


Below are the beautiful wreaths ready to adorn doors in Berkshire, North Hampshire, East Sussex, Gloucestershire, Surrey!





Below is Lindsey's finished Wreath that she started demonstrating this morning.

For all her floral love and inspiration you can follow Lindsey on instagram: @thewhitehorseflower


Fingers crossed Lindsey will be back to join us for another workshop around Easter time.