About the Course
Join a two day folk art workshop in Derbyshire. Folk art is found all over the world, created by people to mark their special moments and to celebrate things that matter; home, loved ones, marriages, work and adventures. Sue, who is an award winning contemporary folk artist, will guide you through the simple techniques to produce your own folk art celebrations in the Swedish style of 'Bonad' painting.
Day one: After a short presentation about the history and background of folk art, you will learn all the techniques of egg tempera folk art painting, including making the paints and producing a small sampler.
Day two: You will create a larger piece of work to your own design. If you have a particular idea in mind, it would be useful to bring any reference pictures or sketches with you.
The workshop takes place in the beautiful restored, stone Haybarn on Sue's organic farm, Beechenhill Farm in the Peak District National Park. It's on a hill over looking Ilam by the picturesque Dovedale Gorge. The Haybarn is well equipped and has underfloor heating so is a cosy place to work!
If you have already attended a beginner workshop, and you'd like to spend two days creating a large piece, please get in touch so Sue can prepare your canvas beforehand.
The workshop is suitable for groups of up to 12 people, no experience is necessary.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and equipment, tea, coffee, biscuits and cake. Please bring packed lunches, there is access to hot water and a microwave.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.