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Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting

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About the Course

The Jo Garden Art two day sculpture workshop can be used to create your own unique piece of art. See the photos for ideas which include cats, dogs, large hares, Giacometti inspired pieces (those tall men and women!), or your own design.

Although absolutely no previous experience is needed, we will be using most of the techniques used in the one day Hare Sculpture Workshop, so if you have attended one of those you will be in the best position to make the most of the weekend.

We start with steel stands and build up the sculpture with wire armatures, Mod Roc, plaster or air drying clay. The size of the steel stand can be adapted to your ideas as these become the strength and 'backbone' of the piece. For bespoke stands I would need at least one month's notice to allow for design and welding. Please note the workshop price includes stands and armatures for the large moon gazing hares. Other pieces will have an extra charge depending on welding complexity and amount of steel used (usually between £45 - £100). Please check the size you wish for can fit into your vehicle!

I will discuss ideas prior to the workshop and prepare everything for you to ensure you can start immediately on your masterpiece. If you wish to discuss an idea prior to committing, please make contact.

We use products which are water resistant so your sculpture can be placed in your garden or on your patio, although we recommend you cover or take them inside for winter months.

Our workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing. They are suitable for all abilities and age groups (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Two day workshop numbers are kept to a maximum of 4 to allow for plenty of studio space (2.5 mtrs + between tables) and time with Jo.

See you soon! Jo ;-)

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 materials are included for a large moongazing hare (an additional charge will be made for steel/welding/materials on bespoke or larger projects - usually between £45 - £100 - this will be discussed with you).
Aprons are provided.
Each student has access to their own set of tools (so no waiting for others to finish!)
Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are available throughout the day
We have three acres of grounds to stretch your legs (probably accompanied by our friendly Cockapoos).

Contact

Jo Garden at Jo Garden Art
Acorns, Beck Street
Hepworth
Diss
Suffolk
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Price

£225

Duration

2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Next available date

27th February 2021


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

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Reviews

Craft kit or book
- - #31814

I have just finished my first ever sculpture and am thrilled and amazed at how well it has turned out. This medium sized hare kit is beautifully assembled - also included in the kit is information for a nearly 2 hour video link where Jo explains and demonstrates the step by step process to the finished hare. This made the whole process so enjoyable and relaxing to do. (I could pause the video while I worked on my hare then restart it when I was ready - perfect!). It was so fun and pleasing to do that I am going to order the large hare kit, so I can have a moon gazing hare in my garden. Can't wait to get started 😊 - these kits are a wonderful way of occupying the stay at home situation because of Covid and would also make amazing gifts as well.
Special thanks to Jo who with no worries at all arranged delivery as I am overseas.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thanks Linda ;-) Really pleased I could get the kit over to you! So glad the video worked out well and you had a great time making your hare. The large hare kit makes a hare 60 - 80cm tall (depending on how you position the ears), so it will have quite a presence in your garden ;0) kind regards Jo

Craft kit or book
- - #31810

2x kits bought for my inlaws, for christmas gifts, as Jo is unable to take courses, currently. Placed the order and within minutes Jo called to make sure order was correct. They arrived a few days after, packed very well. I did have a quick nosey through, and it looked amazing. Really looking forward to seeing the results.
Thanks again.
Lee.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Lee! So glad they arrived safely and you had a peek at the contents ;-) As you would have seen the two hare armatures would have been slightly different as each is hand made. The ears, head, legs and tail can all be bent around so your in-laws will end up with completely different hare sculptures. Pictures please! Jo x

Craft kit or book
- - #31785

The kit has arrived. Looks brilliant, can't wait to get started. I will view the video first and then get stuck in. Beautifully put together, everything you need to make a stunning hare!!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Karen ;-) Have a great time creating your hare. Remember you can wrap him/her in a wet cloth if you cannot finish the sculpture part in one go. So long as the cloth does not dry out, the clay will remain soft! Picture please when you have finished!!! Jo x

In-person course
- - #31523

Such a wonderfully joyful weekend! I attended the 2 day course and from the moment I emailed Jo with the idea of my curved female form, Jo was amazing, encouraging and downright excited for what we would make. Andy her husband created a brilliant metal armature for me to use as a base, even though it was a tricky one for him, he smashed it! Jo is an incredible teacher, creating such a relaxed, enjoyable and natural learning environment. I've worked with clay before but never with plaster. Jo's got a great teaching style and is incredibly inclusive. I loved watching what the other students were making and you get invested in each others works. We had tunes on the radio and had a lovely giggle in the studio. It has relit my passion for making sculptures. I will certainly be back very soon! I cannot recommend Jo's courses enough - go go go!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Nat - the photos of your lady sculpture in the setting autumn sunshine are amazing. I agree that Andy smashed the brief for the armature; it was a sculpture by itself! So pleased to introduce you to the plaster work ;-) See you soon! Jo x

In-person course
- - #31476

Just completed a 2 day course with Jo and created a sculpture which is so much better than I could ever have imagined!
Jo has a fabulously set up studio and working environment. Lots of sculptures giving you ideas and food for thought. Although, given a challenge of creating something different to what anyone else has done, Jo is up for the task.
Can't recommend this course enough. Creative, challenging and definitely a huge amount of fun!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Fiona ;-) the weekend was great - lovely people and incredible work - well done on your 'lady in the wind'. Jo x

In-person course
- - #31473

An amazing weekend with Jo at her wonderful studio. Guided by Jo, I have made a sculpture that I totally love! Thank you Jo for your work.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Carolyn - your Salute to the Sun was really lovely - so glad you enjoyed the weekend, Jo x

In-person course
- - #31086

Dear Jo
Wow, such a relaxing yet motivating day making a hare. The setting and your practical demonstration really made the day a success for me! I came home with a wonderful sculpture as well as another to make at home.
Thank you for being so warm and welcoming to us all.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Chris ;-) I enjoy the day as much as people who are making the hares! Have fun making your sculpture at home - give me a buzz if you have any questions. Jo x

In-person course
- - #31066

Thank you so much for brilliant workshop, the space and instruction given was spot on and plenty of tea which was great. We loved the final result of the hares and would highly recommend this experience to anyone. The house and setting was tranquil and beautiful. We felt welcomed and really spoilt.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Bev & James! So glad James enjoyed his surprise and well done keeping the secret so long ;-). So which hare has got pride of place at home?! Jo x

In-person course
- - #31057

What an incredibly lovely day spent making a hare sculpture with Jo.
A joyful, creative experience. A chance to forget about the challenges of life for a few hours.
Easy to follow instructions - I was pleasantly surprised that someone with no previous knowledge like me could make something so gorgeous that I'm genuinely proud of my creation! Stunning location, calm, peaceful - the addition of constant tea, chocolate snack options, bananas and of course cute dogs to cuddle was a real bonus. Thank you Jo! :)

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for such a lovely review Lisa. I'm so glad you and your sister had time to relax and enjoy some 'zen' time as well as create fabulous hares. Hope to see you again, Jo x

In-person course
- - #30874

I took the one day hare sculpture course - what a wonderful day with a super teacher - would highly recommend.

Thank you Jo!!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thanks Paula ;-) Fabulous hares were made and a great group to work with! Hope all goes well with the kits you purchased (photos please ;-)) Jo x

In-person course
- - #30820

I had an enjoyable and relaxing day creating a unique hare sculpture. I was made to feel very welcome and Jo is an excellent and helpful tutor. All materials were provided and it was great to come home with a finished hare at the end of the day. All stages were explained well and Jo was there to give advice and guidance when required. I enjoyed the day so much, I’ve booked to go on another of Jo’s workshops in a few weeks!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Bev ! Looking forward to working with you on your next sculpture! Jo ;-)

In-person course
- - #30681

I really enjoyed my day with Jo. It was magical to see the hares we created develop throughout the day and take on different characters; one inquisitive, one graceful, one strong and fearless and one very fun-loving and perhaps a little naughty. Jo was an excellent tutor who made everyone feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you very much Stephanie ;-) I also love seeing how the hares develop - no two are ever the same! Really glad you enjoyed the day. Jo xx

In-person course
- - #30680

Loved it. Would definitely do it again xxx

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Becky! Would love to have you back again. Now that you have done the hare, you are welcome to attend a 1 day hare sculpture workshop, but make a dog or cat! Jo xx

In-person course
- - #30543

Had a wonderful day last Saturday making a moongazing hare. I had been waiting to do this since lockdown started and I was not disappointed. Jo was so helpful during the whole process and everyone produced wonderful hares. It was a very interesting and enjoyable course. Also she took great care to implement all safe covid measures. A great day really enjoyed.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Patti! So glad to see you after your long wait - as you mentioned the group created lovely hares. Hope to see you again, Jo ;-) x

In-person course
- - #30533

A return trip to one of Jo's workshops was as much fun as the first time. Learnt lots and went home with a finished hare and more to do at home. Great tutor, setting and fellow students. I'll be back. Thanks Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Sally - I so enjoy your company ;-) Loved your chunky hare & hope you have a great time creating a large hare out of the kit you took home. Thank you for the delicious cake - Tula is still disappointed she did not get to steal a piece as she did on the first workshop!!!

In-person course
- - #30527

My husband brought a day course making a hare for me and I throughly enjoyed the whole experience.
From the moment I arrived Jo and her husband made me welcome and the day was great fun and I was very pleased with my hare.
I would recommend the course for everyone.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Diana! It was lovely meeting you and your husband and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas present in sunny (or perhaps not so sunny) August! Jo ;-)

In-person course
- - #30461

Attended the 2 day sculpture course along with my two sisters. Had an absolutely wonderful two days. Never knew I had it in me, being artistic that is! Well I think so anyway.

My cat has pride of place in my hallway. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute, Jo is so patient and really encourages you to express yourself via your creative work. Worth every penny and was great bonding for me and my sisters. Next time I am going to try abstract art. Go on, give it a go, you wont regret it.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Sue! You made a fabulous cat complete with whiskers ;-) and I'm so pleased he has a new home in your hallway. It would be great to see you on an Abstract Art workshop! Jo x

In-person course
- - #30419

Having done a one day workshop with Jo I teamed up with another student & came back to do a 2 day course this week.
Jo encourages and helps with whatever ideas you have; with this, two of us made Giacometti style figures that are as tall as we are and Helen made a delightful goat that was finished in clay.
We even had time to model a small clay hare to take home.
The studio is a relaxing place that encourages creativity & the freedom to explore your own talents.
I am already considering what to sculpt on my next visit.
Oh, and there is still as much chocolate available as in there is on the 1 day workshop.
Superb tutor & environment. Excellent welding skills from Andy too who prepared our armatures!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Terry! Your Giacometti inspired man will make a big statement in your garden ;-) Andy enjoyed the welding challenge of getting the body positioned just right. Looking forward to seeing you with the next challenge!!! Jo x

In-person course
- - #30415

I had a fantastic two days and am thrilled with my handstand man. I can’t wait to find the right place in my garden for him. Join a relaxed and excellent tutor, everything was well organised and supportive and the group I was with were great fun. I’ll be back many thanks.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Sally ;-) - I loved your bronze version of 'Balance' - thank goodness you had a long vehicle to accommodate 7 feet 3 inches! I hope you enjoy seeing him in your garden & would love to work with you again in the future, Jo x

In-person course
- - #30360

I can't recommend this course enough. My 19 year old daughter and I were trying something completely new and didn't know what to expect as this was a joint birthday gift. In a lovely setting and with Jo's excellent tuition and gentle guidance we both left clutching hares to be proud of. The day was well planned and flowed smoothly, everything needed was always to hand. Jo's garden and studio provide a relaxing environment and we quickly lost track of time as we focused our newly discovered creative talents! Many thanks to Jo for a truly wonderful day.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Paul - it was lovely meeting you and your daughter. You both made fabulous sculptures. I'm looking forward to seeing photo's of the Dog and Huggy Hare you will be making at home using the armatures you made in the afternoon. Jo x

In-person course
- - #30359

I had a wonderful experience constructing a hare under Jo's guidance. The one day course was structured, informative, well led and most of all, FUN. I came away satisfied and amazed at how much I had learned about a process completely new to me. Not only did I come away with a beautiful sculpture, Jo supplied a pack containing a felt base plus a small pot of paint and brush in case touch ups were needed. A complete package and good value. Thank you.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Diana ;-) Your hare's ears were fabulous! I love the way that no two people's sculptures end up anything the same - they are always individual and lovely. Thank you for appreciating the after-care kit! I look forward to seeing you & Karen at the Abstract Art workshop.
Prepare for another adventure ;-) Jo x

In-person course
- - #30263

Wow what fun and who knew I had the artistic ability to produce a barn owl ! An absolutely great weekend in which I learnt new skills, met new friends and shared some time with my son who taught me being creative is a really wonderful way to escape the stress of work. Jo was an excellent teacher who provided a relaxed environment in which you had the freedom to make mistakes but also see results. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to try something different - you will be really surprised just how much enjoyment you can get from wire, clay and paint. Loved it - thanks Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much for this great review Bob - I really enjoyed spending time with you and Elliot. You both produced really different sculptures and I'm so glad you managed to relax and switch off. Your owl was lovely ;-) Jo x

In-person course
- - #30233

An excellent 2 days with Jo, a generous, skilful and knowledgeable teacher! Beautiful setting and lovely airy and spacious studio. Loved it!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Linda ;-) We had a great weekend with everyone making really different sculptures. Let me have a picture of your finished boxing hares, they were shaping up beautifully! Jo x

In-person course
- - #30058

I attended a course with Jo (and Andy) on Sunday 12th July. The setting was tranquil and relaxing. Likewise, the activity was also fun and relaxing. Jo was clear, informative (and patient) and I am delighted that with her guidance I was able to produce a hare! Jo ensured that everyone felt comfortable (especially in regard to how things are at the present time). I would highly recommend this course... you don't have to have any experience and Jo will take you through everything... step by step.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much for your review Jacqui ;-). It was a lovely day with great company! Fabulous hares were made. Hope to see you again soon, Jo x

In-person course
- - #30050

Attended the 1 day course on Saturday 11 July for, what turned out to be a superbly informal and fun day! Jo & Andy are great hosts & very welcoming.
As the first class since ‘Covid’ restrictions have been lifted we were a small group of 3 working in a beautifully tranquil & airy studio.
The plan of the day is explained & then the fun begins. There is guidance at every stage & help if you need it.
I not only managed to consume a vast quantity of Jo’s chocolate supplies but came away with a lovely hare that will always remind me of the day.
We are all hoping to meet up again soon on a 2 day workshop with Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Terry ;-) It was lovely to work with you on my first day back after the Covid shutdown and I'm looking forward to seeing you again in August for an even bigger masterpiece! You did not quite clean out the chocolate supplies - I'm sitting here munching on Maltesers as I type, Jo x ;-)

In-person course
- - #29576

What a wonderful experience in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere. As someone with little artistic creativity, I am very pleased indeed with my moon-gazing hare and very grateful for Jo’s gentle guidance. A fabulous day with lovely people, I highly recommend it. Thank you Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Helen! Everyone has a wisp of creativity and it was great working with you on your moon gazing hare with a lazy leg! Fabulous ;-)

In-person course
- - #29561

I really enjoyed this course, Jo is generous with her home, her time and her knowledge. She was welcoming and friendly and set a lovely encouraging atmosphere for the day. I learnt a lot and am really pleased with my finished hare and look forward to tackling the home kit I brought away. I highly recommend this course to anyone.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Sam ;-) Just remember your hare is watching you! Good luck with your dog sculpture, Jo x

In-person course
- - #29137

Probably the most worthwhile course ever - am so happy with my hare and the kits to take home are taking shape. A very welcoming home and people - I am coming back one day!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Gayle ;-) I showed a photo of your full sized hare to a friend the other day and she loved him, said how serene and humble he looked. Glad your kit hare and cat are coming along - please send me a photo!

In-person course
- - #29049

An absolutely brilliant weekend.
Having arrived with zero experience and a head full of dreams and aspirations, Jo and Andy literally encouraged, guided and gently taught me all the stages and techniques to realise and create a garden sculpture that has genuinely exceeded all expectations.
In a beautiful relaxed location and well equipped studio, they have created a warm, welcoming and the most friendly atmosphere, where all participants can not fail to be inspired.
Thank you so much. It's an experience I shall never forget.
I will remember my weekend of being a sculptor every time I look at my 'running man'. :-)

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for your lovely review Robert ;-) It was a pleasure working with you and your homage to the world record marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge was truly fabulous. I can't wait to see a picture of him in his final position in your garden!

In-person course
- - #29067

What a wonderful weekend! In a beautiful setting with a well equipped studio, Jo provides a warm and welcoming environment and is incredibly generous with her time and expertise. She guided us all through the steps required to create our individual sculptures with simple instructions and clarity, offering help when needed but also allowing our own creative process to blossom. My leaping hare sculpture has exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to placing it in my garden. Thanks also to Andy who helped pack it securely in my campervan!
I shall be recommending this course to friends and very much hope to do another one with Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Francesca - and so pleased you and your beautiful hare had an uneventful journey back home in your gorgeous campervan ;-) I look forward to seeing you again and perhaps we can have a play with cold wax painting!

In-person course
- - #28977

Had great fun on both of Jo’s courses and produced some very pleasing sculptures. Lovely location and good company (inc the dogs!)

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Peggy! Your tall Giacometti handstand man as re-inspired me to make another version myself for the front garden - much to Andy's horror it's likely to be over 6 feet tall and then put onto a high stand ;-) ;-) ;-)

In-person course
- - #28455

Thank you Jo for your wonderful sculpture day and hospitality. Very good communication prior to the day and directions made it easy to find the location, despite storm Dennis making his presence known. The day was a present for my birthday and I really could not have had a nicer day. Being a small group of six made for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the workshop was held in a spacious, modern garden studio within the beautiful gardens of the teacher’s home.

Jo is a warm and inspiring teacher who prepares well and explains every stage of the construction really well. I picked up lots of new sculpting techniques which I shall continue to develop at home.

Such an excellent day which felt like a day with the family. So pleased with my sculpture. Can’t think of a better way to spend a special day. Thank you Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much Elizabeth ;-) I did spend most of the Saturday night praying storm Dennis would not scupper our power supply! Really glad you enjoyed your birthday present and went away with some new techniques ... keep sculpting! Jo x

In-person course
- - #27711

Myself and my friend Julie attended this course at the weekend. I have to say it was a delightful day in so many ways. We were part of a lovely group of fellow sculptors, with several laughs, amongst periods of deep concentration. Jo is a superb teacher and lovely host, and her husband and dear little dogs were equally welcoming (Olive the cat was a little more aloof , but gorgeous anyway).

All the hares produced on the day were magnificent !

Kim Haredashian now has pride of place on the bookcase .

Thanks so much Jo :)

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Sandra - Kim Haredashian was bootylishish! So glad you and Julie had a great day. Olive has just had chicken for breakfast so is having 5 minutes of friendliness before the scowl returns ;-) xx

In-person course
- - #27705

We did this workshop as a couple as it was bought as a birthday present for me. A perfect gift for so many reasons; a chance to explore a new form of art, to spend time together and to create great and lasting memories as well as a hare each. We both made a hare that we are very proud of and will cherish. In fact all 6 of us on the course made lovely hares... a testament to Jo’s teaching and enthusiasm.

A lovely warm welcome from all the family... including the four legged, furry ones. A good location too. Definitely recommend and excellent value for money. We were absolute beginners and we managed to make a pair of hares. Thank you Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Baz & Jacqui - so glad you enjoyed your birthday surprise! I will be posting a photo on my website of the fabulous scrolled designs you made on the side of your hare - a wonderful idea! Jo x

In-person course
- - #27686

Really friendly and relaxed course with excellent, clear tuition and a lovely setting- easy to find.
Highly recommended. The six of us all produced a lovely Hare, all different but all attractive. Thank you Jo very inspiring.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Mary - as you say, every hare is different but always lovely! Jo x

In-person course
- - #27659

Outstanding day on every level. Joni’s a fabulous teacher and knows her stuff - will book the two day next time for more practice!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Linda - you made a wonderful running hare ;-) Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer for the two day workshop. Jo x

In-person course
- - #27372

My husband, brother in law, sister in law and myself spent a wonderful day making hares. My husband had booked the day as a birthday present for us all. Our hosts were faultless. Never ending cups of tea and coffee and biscuits. We took a picnic with us and were invited to eat in their kitchen, where they gladly heated what needed heating. The course itself was perfect. Great tuition in a lovely setting. Will definitely return. Thank you 😊

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Tracy! It was a real pleasure having your family birthday event at the studio. The banter was hugely entertaining ;-) and you all created wonderful hare mementos of the day. Would love to have you back. Jo x

In-person course
- - #27370

I attended the Hare sculpture course in January.
A warm welcome upon arrival in a well equipped modern Art studio in beautiful surroundings.
The Tutor 'Jo' was very informative and supportive at every stage of the sculpture, which made me and other students feel confident and at ease.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it was a very pleasant experience, which I would be happy to recommend to anyone at any level.
I am absolutely delighted with the Moon gazing hare sculpture I made, all thanks to Jo and her guidance.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Ann-Marie - and also for developing a technique for creating texture on the final plaster stage ;-) Lovely finish xxx

In-person course
- - #27357

Simply great day. Jo is a fantastic teacher. Nothing was too much trouble. The sense of achievement was very satisfying and I came away feeling thoroughly chuffed with my running hare that looks authentic and convincing. The studio is beautiful and well equipped. All in all a great inspiring experience.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Angie! You chose the most fiddly pose to sculpt - the running hare - and created a wonderful result. Well done ;-)

In-person course
- - #27164

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Jo in December. It was extremely well organised and we all came away with an excellent hare sculpture in differing poses. All the instructions were easy to follow and understand for all levels. It made me want to do more crafty activities, five stars from me! Thank you Jo!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Claire - I hope your lovely moon-gazing hare travelled safely with you back to the Shetland Isles and has been gazing up at the Northern Lights during these dark nights ;-)

In-person course
- - #26845

I so enjoyed my day. Jo is obviously very experienced and knows how to put you at your ease. The studio is well-equipped and comfortable. All materials there waiting by our places. Taken step by step through a really interesting course, lots of fun and extremely satisfying. Much encouragement, laughing, and copious refreshments. I am well pleased with my hare. Gorgeous location too. I'll be doing it again in 2020. Excellent value!
Thank you Jo :)

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Adrienne! Really happy you enjoyed the day - and experienced the 'magic' moment of the gilt cream final touch which bought your lovely hare to life ;-)

In-person course
- - #26403

What a fabulous day! Jo is a very warm and welcoming lady and her studio is lovely. I had such a great day and brought home a leaping hare that I am very proud of! I would highly recommend this workshop, very well organised with all materials supplied and copious amounts of tea, coffee, biscuits and hula hoops 😊

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Oh no! my hula hoop addiction is out ;-) !!! So glad you enjoyed the day Rachel xx

In-person course
- - #26359

Really enjoyed this workshop. Jo is a great teacher and the facilities are fantastic. I have no artistic experience at all but the step by step instruction and easy to use materials made it a pleasure and I ended up with something I am very proud of. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Dawn ;-) Your leaping hare was lovely; so glad you enjoyed the workshop!

In-person course
- - #26336

What a fun day! My Sister and I wanted to spend the day being creative with our 81 yr old Mum who hasn’t made any artwork in over 30 years. Jo gives great instruction, positivity and keeps things moving to create your sculpture. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and have been inspired to try the process at home.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Nikki! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and so glad your Mum enjoyed herself ;-) Can't believe your hare is now in Tuscany!

In-person course
- - #25745

Jo is an enthusiastic & competent teacher very patient with absolute beginners like me! The location was lovely and everyone was friendly and supportive. I never thought I could create something artistic but Hepworth the Hare will take pride of place at home. My friends are planning to book on a course next spring and I will be back ! Thanks for a great day Jo ! X

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Carol! So glad 'Hepworth' managed the long journey home and now has views of canal boats going past your window ;-) Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Jo x

In-person course
- - #25707

Had a lovely day yesterday on the one day Hare Workshop. Jo is a very patient teacher and full of encouragement for a total beginner! Jo leads you through each step with clear instruction and demonstration and provides lots of help when needed. A thoroughly enjoyable day, meeting new people and returning home with a sculpture I thought would have been well beyond my capabilities. I would love to do it again.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for your review Val! So pleased you enjoyed the day and are proud of your moongazing hare ;-)

In-person course
- - #25044

What a brilliant day! Jo is an excellent tutor very patient and guides you through the project so well that everyone comes away with a really impressive hare even without any prior experience or skill. The environment is lovely and Jo and Andy are both so friendly and welcoming (Tula and Mia are gorgeous too). The information you get prior to the workshop is clear and informative and the day itself is very well organised. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for your comments and really pleased you loved the day Nicola! You created wonderful detail on your moon gazing hare. ;-)

In-person course
- - #24957

Without doubt one of the best courses I have ever been on and highly recommended. Jo's home and studio is beautiful and she is warm, welcoming and friendly - plus a great tutor too! She is brilliant at explaining what will happen, showing you what to do in bite size chunks and then encouraging you to do the work with the bare minimum of help.
I never thought I would turn a basic wire skeleton into such a lovely piece of art which has a memento of my late mum enclosed inside. It will forever have a special place in my garden.
All six of us were total beginners and we all did incredibly well. Would definitely be happy to go back and make something else another time. Thanks Jo (and Andy, Tula and Mia).

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for such a lovely review Annette. Your moon gazing hare is beautiful and I am so pleased it will have a special place in your garden xx

In-person course
- - #24962

I treated myself and my husband Jeff to this one day course for our 19th anniversary (which is bronze, well only painted bronze but looks so good). Jo really is a brilliant, clear and friendly tutor who guided a completely non creative Jeff into a great hare artist ! We had a fantastic day, the dogs are so friendly and the studio is modern and bright. I recommend this day to everyone and I will send a few friends and family on it for unique Christmas and birthday gifts. Can’t wait to return and have started saving for a 2 day course.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Lynn! It was a pleasure having you and Jeff here on Saturday ;-) And didn't Jeff do well! I love it when someone say's they are not creative - then go on to pull a hidden talent out of the hat!

In-person course
- - #24947

An absolutely wonderful day in a beautiful environment and led by Jo who is such a clever tutor. Jo made sure we all had the help we needed and 6 amazing sculptures were created by 6 people who had not a clue what we were doing at the start. A wonderful day with a special output.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much for your review Sally! Everyone has an art genie just waiting to be tickled ;-) I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with your stunning leaping hare. I'm looking forward to working with you on your full sized standing hare for your own garden.

In-person course
- - #24132

Thoroughly enjoyable day. Jo was friendly and welcoming and provided easy to follow instructions and modelling. Everything was provided so all we brought was ourselves and some lunch.

I had great fun and lots of laughs with friends as we made our hares. Definitely will do this again as came away with a hare to give mum for Christmas and now want to make one to keep for myself.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Maggie! Really happy you made a wonderful hare for your Mum despite your injured shoulder ;-) Looking forward to seeing you again.

In-person course
- - #24011

What a brilliant day! I have never attempted anything like this before and believed I didn’t have a flair for this type of art. Jo was a great instructor and with her step by step guide she explained and showed us the individual processes to achieve a good-looking hare! The modern studio we worked in was lovely, bright and airy with beautiful views overlooking the garden and fields.

A great day out whereby you can use your creative talents or in my case, learn a new skill.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thanks Yvonne! So glad you enjoyed the day and loved your very own masterpiece ;-) Very pleased you like my new studio - I'm as proud as punch with it and so lucky to have such a beautiful space to be creative in.

In-person course
- - #23969

What a fabulous day in a fabulous setting. I really never expected to leave with such a wonderful hare that I am proud to display as I had told Jo, our teacher that she would have her work cut out with me!!! It is such a simple but effective technique that you can’t go wrong with. Jo was a great teacher, keeping an eye on us all, correcting us if needed but she will only give you as much or as little help as you want. The art studio is set in a wonderful and beautiful garden and Jo made us all feel so welcome.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for your great review Sarah! It’s a privilege to be involved with someone discovering a hidden talent ;-)

In-person course
- - #23963

The hare sculpture day was part of my mini-hen weekend. I wanted the weekend to leave us with a reminder (apart from Prosecco overload!), and wow what a result! We now all have our own funky hares as we decided to go a bit crazy with the designs – mine is called Beyonce as she has a rather generous posterior! I can’t wait to show her off! We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was so relaxing and fun. A great day out – I would definitely recommend it and Jo is a lovely teacher!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

What a pleasure it was being part of your hen party weekend ;-). I loved the ‘funky hares’ and I’m sure they will ‘toasted’ to frequently. Have a wonderful wedding and I wish you every happiness for the future.

In-person course
- - #23962

What a fantastic day! Not only did I come out of the workshop with a personalised sculpture which I would be happy to display in my home, I also learned how to design and develop a piece of artwork which was immensely satisfying. A great way to chill and socialise, and I now feel confident to try other artistic things. Would thoroughly recommend!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for your comments Pauline, your running hare was fabulous!

In-person course
- - #23961

I have just completed the Hare Workshop Day and it was amazing! I had so much fun creating my own masterpiece. It was a fun, relaxing atmosphere and who knew, with Jo’s guidance, I would be taking home my own Hare to display. I shall be booking again.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Rachael! So glad you had a great day and thank you also for sending me a photo of your hare in ‘pride of place’ on your sideboard ;-)

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