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From the garden: Still life with a mixed media approach

Duration: Full Day

Price: £75

Contact: Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

Whitewool Farm
East Meon
GU32 1HW

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Spring, summer and autumn can be an inspirational time for those with a love of gardens, with their beautiful colours, shapes and forms heralding a change in the seasons. Join us in the heart of the Meon Valley, to explore floral images through a mixed media approach.

The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler of Blooming Designs in her home studio. This is an inspirational space in a beautiful setting. With over 25 years experience as a textile designer and book illustrator, Alison will guide you through a range of exciting mixed media approaches, including drawing and painting, where there will be few, if any, rules.

Our inspiration will be taken from seasonal cuttings taken from the adjacent farm garden or alternatively you may wish to develop designs of your own choosing by bringing along images of flowers and foliage. We will also reference the work of Debbie George, Vanessa Bowman, Mary Fedden and Emma Dunbar .

This workshop is suitable for those with a range of creative experiences, for a maximum of 5 people.

Please bring along: an apron, optional - A4 floral ideas/drawings/images that inspire you, a newspaper and an A3 folder to transport your work home, a large pale plate or flat palette and a pencil case.

You may wish to extend your stay in the area and book one of our Shepherds Huts at the side of our fishing lake or alternatively, we have a glamping site with 6 Yurts, each with wood burning stoves.

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 will include all materials and equipment refreshments and homemade cakes will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch .

If you have any further questions or wish to book a place, please contact Alison Butler.

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