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New - Explore Kitchenalia with line and wire in Hampshire.

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Kitchenalia - exploring vintage and retro design through drawing & sculpture.

If you are a keen cook, you are sure to have a fine collection of kitchenalia in your home, with pots and drawers rammed full of whisks, fish slices and ladles. We value them for their practical use to help use create our favourite dishes, but we should also look at the satisfying range of shapes and forms in their design. Who can resist a set of 1960’s utensils with their lovely painted handles?

Join us for a relaxing and creative day in our thatched long barn in the beautiful Meon Valley, to explore the shapes and patterns found in kitchenalia. With a particular focus on exploring line and colour we will experiment with a number of materials and processes to create lively and imaginative drawings, before we try our hand at developing images using a fine and flexible wire. Who wouldn’t want to create a wire fish or a decorative wire utensil?

This one day workshop is suitable for both beginners or folks who have experience with a range of creative processes and techniques.

We will be joined by artist and maker Liz Wellby, who lives and works on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. With over 25 years experience teaching and tutoring, Liz will guide and support you throughout the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for a range of abilities and creative experiences. Places are limited to just 10.
Please bring along: an apron, old drawings/watercolours etc to up cycle - optional, an old magazine to transport wet work home and your lunch.

In light of the COVID19 situation, appropriate cleaning will have taken place prior to each workshop and additional cleaning will be carried out during the day. Social distancing measures will be in place, including providing individual work places, materials and equipment. Face coverings/masks will need to be worn for limited times during the day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided, plus use of equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your own lunch.


Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn
Whitewool Farm
East Meon
GU32 1HW

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  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
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  • Hearing impaired
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  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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