A fun creative workshop full of colour for any level and perfect gift for Mother's Day! Barbola which was a popular technique found in the 1930's. You may have seen these beautiful vintage pieces? This technique was often found on mirrors, trinket boxes, fire screens and cigarette holders. It was originally made from gesso in the shape of flowers, fruit and leaves. On the day you will learn how to make your own flowers and leaves using moulds using a fluid product which creates pottery like flowers. This workshop is suitable for parent and child and teaches you how to make your piece of Barbola charm of the 1930's! We will need any dietary requirements as a luxury cream tea lunch with a pot of tea or fizz will be served.. whatever you prefer! This one day event includes small items for you to work on or bring your own keepsake to work on! It also includes all your materials and paint from Sophie James Decor. Optional- bring your own keepsake like a shoe, picture frame, hard back book etc

What's included in the price?

All your materials to create your Barbola art. You also have the option to purchase other paints for a small amount from Sophie James Decor colour range. And a scrumptious cream tea lunch!


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



ReVamp Boutique

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Sarah, Creative Director at ReVamp Boutique loves sharing her Upcycling secrets and getting you inspired! Having experience in teaching Interior Design at a local College she gives confidence and encouragement to even the most uncreative! Our workshops vary from upcycling furniture to reusing fabric. So, for beginners or the more advanced looking to learn a new skill, possibly change direction in work or just want to have some fun we have the course just for you, an escape from everyday life.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Limited mobility
  • Father's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Spooky
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Pet lovers
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
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