I’m thrilled to announce that I have secured a new venue to begin regular weekly art and craft classes in Leamington. Finally – hoorah! 😁
Kicking off with a complimentary taster session on Monday 11th Feb,10am-12pm, I will guide you through some Folk It! ‘dotty designs for Valentines’. There will be plenty of information on the day about the regular lessons, including costs, how to book, what will be provided and what you need to bring with you each week.
Classes will be held at St. John’s Church Hall, Tachbrook Street – which has great facilities with lovely spacious rooms and a fully fitted kitchen so tea/coffee and treats will be available throughout the mornings. Add to this free street parking – a rare thing these days – this venue just keeps giving.
Classes will begin fully on the 25th from 10am-12pm every Monday. Booking will be essential to ensure the correct amount of materials are available for every one each week. More details will follow here but if you have any burning questions in the meantime I’d be delighted to hear from you.
After being knocked down by a 48-hour bug for a couple of days at the end of this week, I wasn’t sure I’d even make the summer fete today, so much so that last night my wonderful husband was ready to hold the fort for me if required. Thankfully (much to his relief I’m sure) that wasn’t necessary in the end and what a great day we had 🙂
I think a quick update is required first. You’ll remember how excited I was last week to announce a new venue for my workshops. Well, it looks like that may not happen now because, according to a social media post, the current owner with whom the arrangement was made, has ‘moved on to new ventures’! That came as a bit of a surprise to be honest, particularly as no direct contact has been made. Anyway, I, intend to see what the new owners think about keeping the arrangement but won’t know until next week so another ‘watch this space’ moment.
On a happier, and even more exciting note, I have shelf space in a local shop, hoorah…
LOTT Bazaar is a community shop for (and I use their own words)
‘talented crafters to rent space to sell their handcrafted goods and paintings’.
How cool is that! Such a brilliant idea and a fabulous way to support individuals who might find it difficult to get wider exposure of their work.
The voluntary team members are also involved in a number of initiatives to bring awareness to the whole area about how many great local trades people we have in what is know as ‘Old Town’, or ‘South Town’, which is often forgotten about by the district and county council when it comes to funding, improvements etc. I live south of the River so I’m really pleased to be part of this in some small way. So folks, there’s not a huge amount on it yet but here is my first lovely shelf which gives me a ‘high street presence’.
LOTT Bazaar also offers space at the rear of the shop for crafters to run small workshops, and this is where my next one will be so don’t forget, if you haven’t booked already it’s on 11th July, 7:00-9:00pm. Come and join me for a fun evening of Folk Art painting.
Have a wonderful Friday and stay safe in this heat 😊 x
The Leamington Canal Festival will be on 24th June 2018 and opens from 10:00am-6:00pm. There will be stalls, trade stands, food outlets plus live music on stage during the afternoon. To add to the fun there will be an inter-school model boat building competition too!
I’m pleased to be supporting this event by holding a stall so come visit me there and see demonstrations on the ‘dotty’ technique, and while you’re there why not have a go yourself 😊
Join us for our second beginners workshop in the main hall at St Mary’s Church Leamington on 16th June 2018.
We had a lovely time earlier this month and one of the ladies who attended shared a couple of lovely projects she had created since the workshop. I think she’s done a beautiful job of applying the dotting technique don’t you? 😊
As you can see, this technique can be used in all sorts of ways to create your own unique gifts and cards, or to simply update and brighten up objects to give them a new lease of life!
Come and join us at our first Folk art workshop where we will cover basing and distressing your projects, then transferring on a design prior to painting them using the ‘dotting’ technique. Dot painting is great fun and you can create some amazing designs and even if you do the same design over and over again, because they’re hand painted no two are ever the same.