Latest reviews

6 Oct 22'

Ines reviewed: Watercolour Techniques for all - 4 week online course Tuesday evenings via Zoom

"This is an amazing watercolour course. Takes you step by step, and is ideal for beginners. You learn techniques and manage to have something to show at the end of each lesson, and gives you motivation to continue and do more. Love the fact that it's a remote course and that get a recoding of the lesson for later reference. Would recommend 100%."

5 Oct 22'

Pat and Rosemary reviewed: Beginners mosaic workshop in the Garden Room with Ali Soper

"Brilliant day. We were inspired by Ali and her enthusiasm and we hope to join her again for a Christmas decoration workshop. Parking was easy and we learned lots. Delicious cake. Would highly recommend."

Mosaic Workshops in the Garden Room responded:

" Thank you and I am pleased you enjoyed your day here in the Garden Room. Look forward to seeing you again soon."

5 Oct 22'

Robert Mitchell reviewed: Ceramic Garden Seed Head Ornaments - Emma Godden Ceramics

"Emma creates a welcoming ambiance, and communicates her knowledge of all things ceramic easily; even though part of a small group, I felt I was being tutored on a one-to-one basis. But we were all encourage to be creative and develop our own ideas of shape, pattern and glazes freely. I felt I really achieved something during the day. Do I intend to book again? Yes, most certainly. "

5 Oct 22'

Shelby Wood reviewed: FURNITURE PAINTING Workshop Lancashire Level 1 Beginners / Intermediate (1 Day) - Treat Yourself to a 'Me Day' and Learn how to Upcycle Your Furniture

"Really enjoyable day with Jo. She really knew her stuff and was excellent at getting her teachings across. I would definitely recommend this course. Thankyou Jo "

The Boho Shed responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind words Shelby. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the day. Give me a shout if you need any more help. X"

5 Oct 22'

Kate reviewed: Printing with Leaves Workshop - COURSE FULL

"Brilliant course run by the very knowledgeable Clare Walsh in lovely surroundings. The whole day was well planned and enjoyable. "

5 Oct 22'

Jackie reviewed: Felt picture making workshop in Rugby!

"Karen teaches in a lovely, clear way, supporting participants by giving additional help as & when required. She is very generous with her supply of materials and expertise. It is good to work in a small group of like- minded people, with times of quiet concentration & times of chat & laughter…and her cake is delicious!"

5 Oct 22'

M Wilson reviewed: One person - sculpture/soldering brazing wire forming course, specialising in insects, fairies

"Roger is passionate about what he does and it shows in his teaching. I went with no preconceived ideas but needed to understand the different mechanics of soldering, brazing and welding. Roger was more than able to discuss and demonstrate them and more besides. I have never micro soldered before and fell in love with it. I really intended to make life size garden sculptures but fell in love with his small sculptures. He was incredibly generous with his time, materials and knowledge and I hope to do more with him in the future."

High Definition wire sculpture responded:

" Aw thank you . it was a pleasure to teach someone with your jewellery skills , Im so glad I inspired you with my micro sculpture . Looking forward to teaching you more . Roger "

5 Oct 22'

Rachel reviewed: Encaustic art beginners class - paint with molten wax

"Another great day spent with Toni. Her knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious and she allows for ideas to develop without being slavish to a plan. She has a welcoming set-up in her workshop which is ideal for a small group to learn from her with plenty of time for each person to try the techniques and gain from Toni's experience. Highly recommended."

CG Crafts responded:

" Lovely to see you again Rachel. I’m glad Sam got to experiment a little in class, that’s always fun. Best wishes, Toni"

5 Oct 22'

Amy S reviewed: Pumpkin Calligraphy/Lettering Workshop in Henstridge, Somerset (near Stalbridge, Dorset)

"I did the signage workshop with Steph - A Friday night coming in with no expectations but going away with the most incredible sign - the reveal was a real photo opportunity. The smile said everything! Thank you :)"

5 Oct 22'

Helly Walker reviewed: Zarzo Baskets in the Surrey Hills

"Adored my day making a Zarzo basket under Brian's instruction & guidance in a beautiful woodland setting. A delightful & supportive experience with Nicki & Brian very welcoming. I feel like I've caught the willow-weaving bug & hope to return."

5 Oct 22'

Caroline Crawford reviewed: Zarzo Baskets in the Surrey Hills

"A brilliant, informative and thoroughly enjoyable day. Lovely woodland setting. Can't wait to book my next course!"

5 Oct 22'

Sandra Stevenson reviewed: Weekend landscape painting in watercolours

"Absolutely loved this art course, very warm and inviting small group, I was a bit nervous to start as a complete beginner but was made to feel at ease straight away Learned techniques to building confidence, feeling inspired to see what paint, water, paper and different brushes can create"

Georgina Rambton responded:

" Thank you for your review Sandra, it was a good weekend and we were lucky with the weather! "

5 Oct 22'

Julia Drayson reviewed: Jewellery design painting with professional jeweller in Chelsea

"I thoroughly enjoyed Guillaume's class and highly recommend signing up! Guillaume is an excellent, thoughtful, and kind teacher who pays attention to detail and provides constructive feedback while remaining encouraging. The 2-hour course was well curated; Guillaume had us start with small semi-precious and precious stone designs, followed by metal painting, and finally leading up to a large metal and stone jewelry design. All materials were supplied and Guillaume made sure to provide an engaging and fun learning environment for all students. He answered our many questions and made sure to explain big and small picture items regarding the jewelry world and design, various types of metals and stones, and painting techniques. Overall, it was an immensely instructive and fantastic class! Through Guillaume, I learned so much about the craft of jewelry design, and I look forward to future course opportunities!"

5 Oct 22'

Patricia Lynch reviewed: Recycled metal and wire sculpture day

"A really enjoyable, relaxing yet engrossing day. Cathy encouraged us to develop our own ideas and gave just the right amount of help. She made us feel very welcome and at ease. Lovely setting too "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Hello. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself and we shall pass your comments onto Cathy too. We hope to see you again at Stanwick Lakes soon. Best wishes, Nicky"

5 Oct 22'

Coral Fairbrother reviewed: Fused Glass Discovery

"I attended Katherine’s course with a friend. We both enjoyed our afternoon and loved the way that Katherine guided us through learning about the tools we were going to use and the various ways of cutting shapes etc. We both came away after making two lovely items of fused glass and have since booked on another course making Christmas decorations. Can fully recommend the course ."

number8glass responded:

" So kind of you to do a review Coral and thank you for the lovely feedback. "

5 Oct 22'

Craig Pedley reviewed: Bladesmithing Weekend Wiltshire

"A brilliant course with focused teaching and I definitely learnt a lot. I made a really good knife and sheath and was very pleased with the result. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in bladesmithing. A big thank you to Graham David and Declan for a great weekend course."

Clarke Knives responded:

" It was a very enjoyable weekend and we hope to see you back again for one of our other courses 😊😊"

5 Oct 22'

Eleanor Roberts reviewed: Silver stacking ring workshop - Saturday mornings (Now including Christmas dates)

"My daughter and I had a lovely morning in the Workshop creating 3 very beautiful rings. It was a very special day and would definitely recommend. Thank you "

The Courtyard Workshop responded:

" Thankyou so much for coming! It was joy, and you both made some beautiful rings! Hope to see you again. X"

5 Oct 22'

Richard Holborn reviewed: Beginners spoon carving

"An excellent day - Nick made everyone feel really comfortable and capable. Explaining the tools and the techniques of spoon carving. Would really recommend and made all the better by the amazing vegetables soup produced by Debbie - which was a welcome supers!! Everyone walks away with a spoon! "

5 Oct 22'

SUE reviewed: Woodland birds two day workshop - Painting the birds of the British National Forest

"A fantastic workshop run by a fantastic artist. Sue was an inspiration to me, having shown the group how to create stunning paintings in acrylics in her own style. I had never used this medium before and with Sue's guidance and examples , I was able to complete three paintings in my own style. It was such a pleasure working in a friendly environment with a wonderful group of people. I gained confidence as the weekend progressed. I will certainly be booking onto Sue's other courses in the future. "

5 Oct 22'

Tor Inge Dolve reviewed: Bandsaw box making day

"Ted is highly competent and has a highly developed sense of humor."

Teds Woodworking/ instrument making Courses responded:

" Thanks Tor, Well done on the Bandsaw box day and please come back soon for another course next year. I hope you get back to Norway safely with good memories of the woodworking day course. Regards Ted"

5 Oct 22'

Victoria Taittinger Montero reviewed: Jewellery design painting with professional jeweller in Chelsea

"I loved everything about this course! Guillaume is an attentive and knowledgeable teacher. He made sure that everyone was following the steps at their own pace, was keen to answer questions and pushed each one of us to develop their own technique and style . His knowledge of stones, his eye for craftsmanship and the nuggets of fun facts he shared with us about jewellery design and the industry as a whole gave me an appreciation of the work involved in designing unique pieces. The course was comprehensive, fun and eye opening.I hope to be able to sign up to more in the future! It was also fun to know that one can acquire their very own bit of art & craft through Guillaume and even help create them! "

5 Oct 22'

Gillian reviewed: Make Your Own : 1 Day Modern Upholstered Footstool Workshop - no experience required - the perfect gift!

"I had a fabulous time making a birch wood footstool with Lucy. Not only did I learn new skills but I also met new people, shared the learning experience and laughed a lot along the way. The workshop space is inspiring and Lucy teaches in a way which makes you believe you can do it, even if you have never tried this before! It’s a great experience and of course I now have a lovely footstool to encourage me to put my feet up. Highly recommend."

Roundedby responded:

" Thank you Gill - Ha! Glad you have your feet up - you did so well, and I loved your finished footstool!"

5 Oct 22'

Sue Wise reviewed: Hedgerow basketmaking

"What a fabulous day! Great place, good company and Amanda is a kind, patient and experienced teacher. This was the perfect antidote to a stressful working life and I made a usable basket. Looking forward to returning one day to make a coffin. Thank you."

5 Oct 22'

Nicholas Granville reviewed: Stained Glass Workshop at the Warehouse

"I enjoyed the course, it was delivered at a pace that was appropriate to the skill set of the class. I achieved all my goals and learned the techniques that I needed to. The equipment and organisation were just right. Jo was an excellent tutor with a wealth of knowledge. "

5 Oct 22'

Kam Bains reviewed: Introduction to candle making workshop

"Had a lovely afternoon learning things I never expected to. Very informative and fun! Plus we all got to takeaway our lovely candles at the end. Would highly recommend."

Bonita Candles responded:

" Thanks Kam. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with your candle making! x"

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