"Winter Landscape" wool painting course (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop) £70 (materials included)
This is not felt making. This is a unique technique of making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you! Come around and enjoy working in a friendly relaxed atmosphere of Magic Wool Studio with like minded people.
The course will cover:
* Learning the basics of composition in Art
* Exploring the qualities of wool and other fibres
* Acquire new skills of working with loose fibres
* Learning wool painting techniques and methods
* Making your own fibre picture
* Unique relaxing therapeutic experience of working with natural fibres
What's included in the price?
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day.
Did not know what to expect but Raya soon made everyone feel at home and we were quickly to work on our creations. Raya is an excellent teacher, engaging and encouraging and provides an excellent choice of wool and frames for use on the course. It was fascinating to see how the pictures evolved throughout the day and lovely to take something beautiful home as a memento. Highly recommended by someone who was a complete beginner!
Having painted with watercolours for many years, I approached the workshop with more than a little apprehension. How could one paint with wool? Would it be possible to complete a landscape in five hours? My worries were unfounded. Raya is an excellent teacher with endless patience and encouragement. I learned how to build colour and texture using fine Merino wool and completed an autumn landscape which was beautifully framed ready to take home.
Many thanks, Raya, for giving me the confidence to pursue this addictive hobby.
A further workshop is on the cards.
I had a great day with Raya at her Magic Wool Studio. I have learnt a Magic Technique of creating a painting with wool fibres. I had never heard about wool painting before the course. I loved it. Raya inspired me so much to make more and more wool paintings. Fantastic experience. Would recommend it to anyone.
What a great way of painting with wool fibres. I never knew that wool could be used to create pictures. Such a unique technique and so addictive. I LOVE IT. I found the workshop very therapeutic and inspirational. I recommend it to anyone. Will definitely come back to learn more wool painting techniques. THANK YOU
I thought the workshop was therapeutic. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Raya proved to be a great host providing us with tea, coffee and cakes all day. It was great to recreate a holiday picture I took of the Devon landscape where I used to go on holiday. Raya showed me how to create this picture using merino wool and other fibres. I was amazed that using Raya's techniques I could create a wool painting. I am so proud of my work and it decorates the kitchen wall in my house. Raya Brown is a professional teacher with lots of skills and experience. I would recommend this course to anyone.
I would not class myself as an artistic person but this workshop gave me new confidence to continue with my artistic side.
I am so pleased to have found Magic Wool Studio where the artist Raya Brown teaches a range of skills and crafts. Raya is using her professionalism to guide you through different stages of creating an art work. I was particularly impressed by her knowledge of composition and colour scheme which she passes on to her students at workshops. I feel that I learnt so much within a 6 hour workshop. I am fascinated by wool painting technique and so happy with my wool picture. I'm going to attend more workshops especially felt making classes. I would recommend Raya's classes to anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced artists.
A thoroughly absorbing workshop. I had never worked with wool before and hadn't appreciated what a flexible medium it is. Using fibres to create a landscape and blending the colours was both exciting and refreshing with an amazing and colourful outcome. Raya's patience and skill in demonstrating and teaching was much appreciated.
Thank you Raya. I had such a wonderful day.
I was a bit nervous beforehand, but now I am the proud owner of a fabulous picture, complete in its frame.
Raya is gentle, patient and experienced teacher and I really think she was so great to bring out the best in me, despite my lack of confidence.
Thank you very much for your expert teaching. I had a lovely day-it was nice tackling a new skill. I am looking forward to having another go. I am planning to attend another wool painting workshop with you in February.
I have never thought that felt making was so easy and enjoyable! I loved your workshop Raya. Felt making is so therapeutic and I am totally addicted to it now. I am planning to attend a lot more workshops at Magic Wool Studio. Thank you!
I would like to thank Raya Brown for fantastic time we had last Saturday. My friend and I are absolute beginners in felting and wool painting. We were a bit apprehensive at the beginning but the way Raya structured her course made it so easy to learn, enjoyable and relaxing! Raya offers a unique therapeutic way of working with fibres and students enjoy the process well as the end result. My friend and I are so pleased with our wool paintings. Would recommend to anyone.
Thoroughly enjoyable day. Friendly welcome, excellent tuition for a total novice with no previous art/craft experience + those with experience. Well structured, great pace. I am totally amazed by what can be created in such short time. Thank you!
Excellent workshop! Well structured and informative. At the end of the great day you got to take home what you made which was a great idea. The workshop was held is an art studio which was warm and comfortable. The day went too quickly. Well Done!
What a lovely course. We were made so welcome and the teaching was excellent keeping to each persons individual pace and needs. we came away with lovely pictures and more importantly the skills to continue to paint in felt independently if we wished. Thank you.
A really lovely relaxing day! Workshop and clear step by step instructions were perfect for a beginner like me. Raya is a patient, helpful, welcoming and very talented lady. The end result was really lovely, pleasantly surprised and happy with it. Thank you Raya!
A lovely relaxed workshop. Raya is very patient and showed us many techniques of working with fibres. I never knew that wool and silks could be used in such a creative way. The end pictures were wonderful. Will come back for further workshops. Thank you very much, Raya!
A wonderful day that we both thoroughly enjoyed. It is hard to believe that we have created such lovely pictures! Many thanks to Raya for sharing her expertise in such a professional and relaxed manner.
Raya's workshop was a wonderful experience and very therapeutic. It was fantastic to see our pictures grow and even with some guidance and instructions our pictures were quite different from each other. There was no pressure and plenty of room to be creative. I have learnt so much and feel inspired to rush home and make lots more !
I attended this workshop last Sunday. I learned so much about wet felting and created 2 lovely flowers for my daughters. I enjoyed every minute of the workshop and I am planning to attend a few more classes at Magic Wool Studio.
I had a fantastic day at Magic Wool Studio with Raya Brown on 5th of March. She is a professional artist and an inspirational teacher! Totally enjoyed the workshop! I made some lovely flowers! Would recommend it to anyone!