Come along to this fun day workshop and create your own unique Highlander cow.
We will be building a base armature with wire, defining the form of the sculpture then covering with Powertex Stone Art clay before we use fabric sculpting techniques to add the coat and colouring.
This workshop is suitable for beginners. It is not recommended for children.
Your statue will be finished ready for you to take home with you.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All materials including gloves and aprons will be provided however please wear old clothes.
Refreshments are available throughout the day.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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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
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
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:Rachael
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
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:Debbie
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!!