Powertex Highland Cow Sculpture - Stone Art Clay and Fabric Sculpting - by Inky Escapades

Highland Cow
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Description

Come and create this fabulous Highland Cow Sculpture using Powertex Stone Art Clay , Fabric Sculpting and fabric sculpt the finish (hair/Fur)
Anyone with a reasonable degree of dexterity, can create this. no experience necessary - This is a quite challenging subject because of the repetitive nature of adding the hair
NB: This is a two Session Workshop
I will lead you through creating the armature. clothing it in Stone Art Clay and then adding Cotton Threads.
We will use stone art clay to cover the armature and for the features
{It is advisable to complete this project over two days to allow for drying times

You will need to leave your Cow with me overnight to allow to dry before colouring.
I am happy to facilitate the colouring in an evening if you prefer

In the one to two hour session I will show you how to colour the Highland Cow using pigments and water based varnish ( this is the wow factor)

Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Powertex.

It is a water based, non toxic and environmentally friendly universal medium it is a liquid essentially a paint and glue combined and it is a fabric hardener, used to create 2D or 3D sculptures.

Where possible I use recycled products and recycled fabrics. I haunt the charity shops for 100% cotton clothes to use in my art works. I also use broken jewellery and often re-cycle and re-purpose many items.

I will supply all materials, including gloves & apron since Powertex is a messy, but extremely creative business. I will guide you through the construction/creation of the piece and the colouring process.

Workshops start at 10am, break when all the wet work is done, so they can be dried off, and then we start the colouring, this is where the magic happens!

Sometimes workshops exceed the finish time by as much as an hour please allow for this when booking.

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
apron
gloves
beverages
Please bring your own lunch on the first day
Maximum attendance 4

Contact

Karen Hewitt at Inky Escapades
28 Alameda Rd
Purbrook
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 5HD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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Reviews

In-person course
Helen Harris - - #30663

We attended our first powertex workshop not really knowing what to expect. Karen was very welcoming and immediately put us at ease. The studio was set up to comply with Covid 19 regulations whilst still achieving an informal friendly space. Karen was an informative, patient teacher and guided us through the lesson allowing us to work at our own pace and explore our own creativity whilst keeping a close eye on us.
Lunch was in her lovely garden with social distancing. We ended the course with items that we were very happy with and never thought we could actually achieve. We are already talking about what item we are going to make on our next visit. 😃.

In-person course
Kathryn - - #30201

This was a fabulous course and we really loved our Hares! they take pride of place in our lounge. Karen was an amazing teacher and instructed us throughout the day enabling us to work at our own pace but keeping us on track! The facilities are brilliant and there was a lovely garden for sitting in at lunch time, refreshments were made available and there was plenty of anti bacterial wash in all areas with paper towels to comply with current corona legislation. Thoroughly recommend and we will be back!

Response from Inky Escapades:

How kind of you to leave me such a lovely review, I really enjoyed meeting you both and helping you create your fabulous Stone Art Hares. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day and that your Hares are on display in your lounge no less!
I look forward to hosting another workshop for you in the future
Kind Regards
Karen Hewitt
Certified Powertex Tutor

In-person course
Kirsty Burridge - - #27588

What a tremendous experience!
I am a complete novice when it comes to working with mixed media but fortunately I didn’t let this deter me. As a result, I left the course with a fabulous piece of art work and have already booked a second workshop!
Karen’s expertise and passion for her work is reflected in her calm, encouraging teaching style. The venue is comfortable and we were totally looked after by Karen and ‘her team’ throughout the day. The coffee and delicious homemade cakes were a particularly nice extra touch.

Response from Inky Escapades:

Thank You very much Kirsty for you lovely review
I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience and I really enjoyed meeting you.
I look forward to helping you create more lovely art using this fabulous medium that is Powertex!
Kind Regards
Karen Hewitt
Certified Powertex Tutor

In-person course
Leigh Oliver - - #27292

I attended the course on 12th January 2020. I am a complete novice to all things craft, so starting from a blank canvas as far as my skill set is concerned. Karen took us through, step by step how to build our masterpiece, not just explaining how but showing us how, which was extremely useful. The course was well run and suited all abilities with each of us producing a decorative piece for our gardens.
Karen's attention to detail throughout was fabulous and she was very supportive. The workshop was a perfect creative environment and everything I needed was provided.
A lot of thought and imagination had gone into running this course and it showed in the final results.
I would recommend this course to anyone who just wants to give something new/different a go. With such an inspirational teacher everyone will produce something amazing!

Response from Inky Escapades:

Why Thank you Leigh for your very kind words
The Owl is such a lovely subject I love helping people to create such a lovely garden sculpture
I am very glad you enjoyed your day and I hope you get great enjoyment from looking at the beautiful Owl you created.
Well done and I hope to see you for another Powertex Workshop some time in the future
Kind Regards
Karen Hewitt

In-person course
Bernardette Patrick - - #24939

Attended the course on the 28th September 2019 and it was absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

From arriving and over the whole session Karen and her team (hubby working away) were outstanding.

We were both complete novices and managed to make 2 stunning pieces of work, that we took away with us on the day.

Everything was provided and Karen made the time to explain clearly the steps that needed to be done and what to be aware of, if you did not do specific tasks. Karen is definitely aware of how Powertex works and is someone who passes on that knowledge willingly and with flare.

Karen made us feel very welcome in her home and he workshop is a little haven at the bottom of the garden, which shows off her work with flare. The cake was too yummy to pass up.

Definitely be back.

Response from Inky Escapades:

Thank You so much for your kind words and for taking the trouble to leave me a review - I am so pleased you both loved your workshop and your introduction to Powertex. Do let me know whether Asia managed to obtain extra credits based on the fabulous piece she created from her photograph
Kind Regards
Karen Hewitt Certified Powertex Tutor

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