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From the garden: Still life with a mixed media approach


Duration: Full Day

Price: £75

Book with: Alison Butler
at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

Whitewool Farm
East Meon
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 1HW

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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. 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 Sumner and Sally Anne Fitter.

This workshop is suitable for those with a range of creative experiences, for a maximum of 6 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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Course Start Dates

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


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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