Sunday, 31 October 2021

So exciting, our new Website is LIVE!


 You can now buy Claire's Workshops to do ONLINE!

In the comfort of your own home, pause when you want, rewind, rewatch ...

The films have been professionally made and are fantastic.

We have launched with 7 Workshops:

Autumn Berries Watercolour

Rhododendrons Watercolour

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Watercolour

Reflections in Croatia Watercolour

A Cottage Door in the Cotswolds Watercolour

Cyril the Squirrel Pen and Wash

Beginners Watercolour

They are all priced at £40, you can keep them forever.

You will receive a materials needed list, a paint chart, some top tips from Claire and images of the stages to help you paint along.

The videos vary in length from an hour to one hour 45 minutes, they are broken down into Claire's step by step style of teaching, so if you've been to Treetops classes before you will recognise the style.

We have also decided now was a good time to launch our Online Shop

You can buy a Materials Box of all the basic equipment you need to get started, this costs £75 and is 20% off the RRP, it would make a great gift for someone.

We have packs of Saunders Waterford Paper, our high quality Mounts, Claire's own range of watercolour paints, her sketchbook (this has the thickest paper on the market, ideal for paint washes) and Gift Vouchers, just in time for Christmas!

We really hope you find a Workshop to suit you, let us know how you get on, we'd love to see photos of your artwork!

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Online Art Workshops coming soon!



You will be able to buy these VERY SOON from a new Treetops website and online shop.  An announcement will come to you via email.

We have 7 Workshops to offer you on our Launch date, with more to follow.

When you have chosen and bought a Workshop, you will be sent a private link to connect to your Workshop on your computer, ipad or even television if you have a Vimeo app.  You can watch in peace, press pause when you need to and rewind if you need to watch a section again.  It's yours to keep, it doesn't expire, just make sure you download your Workshop within 30 days.

There are Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Workshops to choose from, and some suitable for all.  We have Watercolour and Pen & Wash to start you off with.  Claire will be teaching in her usual step by step style, for those of you that are used to coming to classes here at Treetops.  

You will also receive instruction notes, painting information, a workshop materials list and a selection of images as PDF's to accompany your Workshop.  We have thought of everything you may need.  (Just no cuppa or lunch from me sadly!)

We have put together a really useful Materials Box that you can buy, that includes the majority of the things you will need such as paper, paints, brushes, palettes, masking fluid etc.  It costs £75 (20% off the RRP).  If a workshop requires additional paint colours or texture paste the notes will let you know.

You can also buy packs of Saunders Waterford quality watercolour paper, Gerald's fantastic mounts along with Claire's Sketchpads and her wonderful watercolour paints.

As it's nearly Christmas we will also have Gift Vouchers available.  I have some festive tissue paper at the ready, to wrap anything you would like to gift someone.

We really can't wait to launch and to hear what you think of our new venture.  (Don't worry Treetops Classes will hopefully be resuming in early 2022 and we will continue to create more Workshops).

I must thank my two boys who have worked really hard behind the scenes; filming, photographing, editing and sound engineering the entire process.  Covid has hit those in their 20's who work in the Arts particularly badly, so it's been good to make use of their professional skills whilst they've been here!