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Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

Contact name: Alison Butler
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1 and 2 colour lino cutting and printing in Hampshire, Friday 17th March 2023
Next date: 17th Mar 2023
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Advanced Batik on Paper
Next date: 1st Apr 2023
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Beautiful batik on fabric in Hampshire
Next date: 20th Mar 2023
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Beautiful Batik on Paper in Hampshire
Next date: 20th Apr 2023
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Create with a gel printing plate - mono printing without a press
Next date: 28th Feb 2023
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Explore block printing on Textiles in Hampshire
Next date: 22nd Mar 2023
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From the garden: Still life with a mixed media approach
Next date: 21st Feb 2023
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It’s only Natural - create decorative wire sculptures in Hampshire, Thursday 16th March
Next date: 16th Mar 2023
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New - Create unique mono prints in Hampshire, Tuesday 21st March 2023.
Next date: 21st Mar 2023
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New - Create with a Gel Plate - Advanced Gel Plate in Hampshire.
Next date: 28th Feb 2023
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New - Explore drawing, print and collage in Hampshire
Next date: 18th Mar 2023
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New - Inspired by Bloomsbury: exploring a mixed media approach
Next date: 25th Apr 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
29 Jan 23'

Caroline Kirkman reviewed: Explore block printing on Textiles in Hampshire

"Excellent course! In spite of being creatively challenged (!) I made gift tags, a tea towel and a tote bag. I’m very pleased with them all! I am confident that I could do more by myself at home. Alison was an excellent tutor - thank you! "

Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn responded:

" Hi Caroline, it was great to meet and work with you . You produced some fantastic work. Keep up the good work at home ! Best wishes Alison "

16 Jan 23'

Sheena D reviewed: Create with a gel printing plate - mono printing without a press

"My friend and I arrived on an incredibly wet and windy Saturday into the warm and inviting stable block. We were lucky enough to be part of a very small group so we had lots of expert attention from Alison. She guided us through the process in an easy to understand way and as a complete beginner I was thankful the pace was slow. Once you start making your prints you are completely hooked, every print is a magical discovery and once you start using layers the excitement builds. I came away with 50 prints and I have so many more ideas just waiting to be explored. Alison guides you throughout and is equally enthusiastic about all art produced. We just used one 6x6 gel plate for this course and Alison had a big bucket of paints to borrow but we also took some of our own. Hot drinks were offered frequently and we had the best homemade brownies ever! This course is suitable for literally anyone and is so much fun the hours just shot by. You are given a goodie bag with most importantly well written instructions. I cannot wait to see where my next session of gel printing takes me. Thank you Alison, you may have guessed by now that I loved it. :)"

Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn responded:

" Dear Sheena, Thank you so much for your feedback, it was really great to meet you and Cathryn at last and it was a pleasure to spend the day teaching you both ! I think you both produced some lovely work and have lots to work with and develop at home now that you both have the basic skills . The great thing about Gel plate printing is you never know what you are going to get which is half the fun and what makes it so addictive. Keep up the good work! Happy printing ! Best wishes Alison"

9 Dec 22'

Rowena reviewed: Explore block printing on Textiles in Hampshire

"I had a really great day with Alison. The course is in a stunning location and Alison was warm and welcoming. The barn was warm and cosy and was beautifully prepared with everything we needed and extra goodies too. Her patient guidance meant that I came away with some pieces that I was very happy with and inspiration to dabble alone at home. I’ll definitely be back to join her other courses. "

Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn responded:

" Hi Rowena, Thank you so much for your feedback, it was lovely to meet and work with you. It is always great to see the wide variety of beautiful designs produced, your scarf will make a lovely present! Happy printing ! Best wishes Alison "

9 Dec 22'

Rosie reviewed: Explore block printing on Textiles in Hampshire

"What a lovely way to spend a day learning a new skill, such a lovely peaceful setting and a nice cosy room. I throughly enjoyed finding out how to block print, as Alison was very helpful and informative giving us great tips on different techniques. The tea, coffee and cakes were an added bonus too. I’m looking forward to trying out some more printing at home. I throughly recommend this course either for yourself, a group of friends, or with family. "

Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn responded:

" Hi Rosie, Thank you for your feedback, it was great to work with you. So pleased that you enjoyed the day and have caught the printing bug! Hopefully you will continue with this addictive process and go on to produce lots more lovely prints at home! Best wishes Alison "

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