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Flowers in Mixed Media at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere

Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Run by: George Grange
at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane

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About the Course

Celebrate the abundance of flowers and plants found in the meadow, hedgerows and garden. Develop your design and drawing skills with this relaxed and informal approach that encourages playful experimentation with ink, pencil, watercolour/acrylic wash and pastel and collage. Combine different techniques and develop your skills with colour, composition and observation.

Start the day gathering material to work with, making quick sketches and taking photos on the farm. If it is wet we will provide a collection of flowers, plants and grasses for still life arrangements and individual studies. You will explore shape, texture and colour and create depth and definition by combining and layering different media for a fresh and exciting effect. Kate will help you every step of the way with demonstrations, advice and expert tips.

You don’t need to have had any previous experience. Those with some drawing experience will find new challenges in combining different media.

Kate Reid trained at Central School of Art in London in textile design, which led to work as a freelance knitwear designer and textile specialist. She now runs her own successful costume hire
company, designing and making bespoke costumes for both theatre productions and film. Kate is an inspiring teacher; she has loads of experience and will help you develop your creativity.

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education. .

For details on how to book: Please go to our website and click book.

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?

The workshop fee is £70 and includes a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner. There is an additional material fee of £5.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 21st July 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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