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Powertex fabric sculpture introduction session

Mdf owl shape used as a base

About the Course

Are you ready to start your creative adventure?

Come and spend a relaxing few hours learning about Powertex in a small group within a dedicated studio setting.

We will be using notebooks, mirrors or mdf shapes, fabric and other 'findings' to create a unique project, which will be completed in time for you to take home.

This is an ideal starting point for those wanting to go further on their Powertex journey.

We will start the session with refreshments and a brief introduction to the Powertex medium.

I will then fully demonstrate the project before you start your own creative project and will be fully available for any questions you may have or help you may need.

This really is the beginning of an adventure as you will be truly addicted once you start....I was!!

I am a certified Powertex tutor, Creative team leader and also stock a range of Powertex products.

New dates being released all the time. Please contact me for further details.

If placing your project in the garden please allow 3 weeks indoor drying time.

Please see website for course start times.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials are provided along with refreshments.

As Powertex is a fabric hardener, I recommend you wear old clothes and shoes as once set it cannot be removed. I will be providing disposable aprons and gloves for your use.


Annette Smyth at Annette Smyth
St. James Meadow Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 6BZ
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
- - #30569

I have done three courses with Annette now- a dog, day of the dead lady and sumo lady. They are great fun to do. Annette is attentive, engaging and enthusiastic regarding powertex, and whilst she encourages you to do what you feel comfortable with in order to learn and achieve, she also steps in when you are not so confident. I always enjoy my creative days with her and always very pleased with the results!

Response from Annette Smyth:

Wendy. Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I’m so glad you enjoy our creative adventures and the art pieces you take home

Looking forward to our next adventure


In-person course
- - #29769

I am so glad I found Annette, having attended a few courses now with her, she has been a pleasure,
the day is very relaxed but very informative, Annette is very patient and takes you thru everything step by step, She is very knowledgeable & passionate about all the mediums, I cant wait to see her very soon for another course with lots of idea's

Response from Annette Smyth:

Hi Helen
Thank you for your kind review. Looking forward to our next workshop. Take care. Ax

In-person course
- - #27848

I cannot thank Annette enough for a wonderful, relaxing afternoon spent learning Powertex with my daughter. Annette is so patient, kind and knowledgable. No only did we pick up some great skills but came away with a beautiful piece of artwork. Thanks so much- we will definitely be back for more experiences.

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and the very talented Georgia and I look forward to working with you both again in the future. Ax

In-person course
- - #27622

Annette is a very talented instructor who is very patient and happy to explain and is there to help if you get into difficulties. This is the 2nd full day that my friend Sue and I have done and we are planning our next. Always a warm welcome plenty of refreshments delivered by her lovely husband George.

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you for your lovely review
George and I can’t wait to welcome you back.

In-person course
- - #27408

Annette is a fab tutor. It was lovely to spend the afternoon learning something new.
Thanks for a great workshop, can't wait to get started, I have lots of ideas buzzing around in my head.
Please thank George for the tea and cake!

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m really glad you had a great time. Give me a shout if you need any help in the future


In-person course
- - #23895

What an absolute delight spending the day with Annette. Her craft room is a magical wonderland of characters and art that she has created and she has even a storyline behind some of them. She was so calm and patient with me, gently guiding me with inspirations and cups of tea to making a lovely figurine that I'm so pleased with and proud of.
I will gladly be recommending her to all and everyone.
The dear friend who got me the voucher for my birthday and I are planning to go see her again and to come away inspired and buzzing again.

She's a lovely,lovely skilled woman.See you soon Annette and thank you so very much for all you did. X

P.S. You also get to have the company of her smashing dogs.

In-person course
- - #19988

Absolutely excellent class - loved it! Annette is a brilliant tutor, and has loads of bits and pieces to experiment with. I thoroughly recommend it.

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you for your lovely review. axx

In-person course
- - #19730

Had a fantastic afternoon. Booked to do another one. Annette took everything at our pace and explained everything very well

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you for your review Kathryn. Can't wait to make the gnome with you. Axx

In-person course
- - #19277

Annette is a beautiful tutor, full of knowledge and patience. She explains every little detail and you come away with a project to be proud of!

Response from Annette Smyth:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the class axx

In-person course
- - #18501

This course gave me the chance to be messy and creative with a completely new craft, and I loved it! Annette is a wonderful tutor and such a creative soul, it was lovely spending the morning learning from her, seeing her work, and her studio space is very enviable!! I will definitely be doing more with Powertex in the future and recommend this workshop to anyone who just fancies being creative and making something unique!

In-person course
- - #17906

I had a wonderful time on this introductory course. I attended knowing barely anything about powertex and with no firm idea about any designs i wanted to produce.
Annette was wonderfully informative and the class split between instruction and practical was spot on. The atmosphere was great and there was loads of choice to make something really creative rather than making a prescribed design. I would heartily recommend.

In-person course
- - #17752

I would highly recommend going on this 'Introduction to Powertex' with Annette. She is such a wonderful tutor with so passionate about what she does.
Thanks Annette for a fantastic workshop, we've come away with so many ideas and can't wait to get started - the possibilities are endless.......

Response from Annette Smyth:

Yvonne and Ian
Thank you for your lovely review. I can’t wait to see your creations. Exciting.


In-person course
- - #16780

I had a lovely time on this workshop last Saturday. Annette is so welcoming and has a wonderful space in her studio with inspiration at every turn! She is so knowledgeable and passionate about her medium. The time flew by and I was really pleased with my finished piece.

In-person course
- - #16615

I cannot recommend this introductory course highly enough. Annette is generous with her time, knowledge and materials. I did not expect to achieve a completed piece in such a short amount of time. Beware this craft is highly addictive and I'm already excited to sign up to one of Annette's full workshops.

In-person course
- - #13891

Spent the morning doing the taster course. Annette is an excellent tutor, extremely knowledgeable and very generous with her time, materials and cake! The time flew, have come away inspired and keen to do more.

In-person course
- - #11163

I really enjoyed this course. Despite arriving late Annette still guided me through the techniques required skilfully and I completed a dragonfly garden ornament during just a half day session. I was amazed at how it was possible to make something so presentable in such a short time and in a lovely purpose built room with lots of examples of Powertex creations for inspiration. I also came away with a basic Powertex kit for a reasonable price and am looking forward to make more outdoor ornaments. Thank you Annette.

In-person course
- - #10205

Great teacher, so engaging, absolutely loved the workshop and so pleased with the results, never felt at all rushed, had plenty of time to play with the materials and create something I'm proud of. Highly recommend but be warned, this medium is very addictive and you'll be wanting to come back and learn more, I know I am.

In-person course
- - #8935

Annette was absolutely lovely, patient & encouraging. The workshop was lots of fun & it was amazing to see what can be done with Powertex. Our creativity has been reignited & we've been inspired to play some more with Powertex!

In-person course
- - #3139

First class instruction from a charming and enthusiastic teacher who made us feel very welcome and comfortable with her encouragement and clear advice. Thank you.

In-person course
- - #2839

Had such a brilliant time doing the introduction to Annette's Powertex Courses- so much so that I've booked in straightaway to do her Angel Workshop day. I am so thrilled with my plaque. All credit to Annette for her patience and teaching.

In-person course
- - #2563

I had such a wondeful time 'playing' & being a Creative Goddess for the morning. Annette is so gently encouraging that she gives you the belief that you will achieve a great result - and I did. I'm thrilled to bits with my plaque & can't wait to do much more. I really loved the workshop & Annette too who shared her knowledge so generously.
Roll on the next workshop to get lost in creating my next piece. Drinks & scrummy cakes as well, all added to making me feel very looked after for the whole workshop. Brilliant!!

In-person course
- - #2404

I had the most wonderful time on the course, and created something I didn't think I could achieve. Annette is a very lovely, relaxed and informative teacher. I cannot wait to do more!!

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