Great day out - beautiful setting, patient and thoughtful teaching. Friendly group - wonderful way to share a day, learning a new skill in lovely company.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Kate,
What an amazing class. I’m still glowing from it. Alison is wonderful and takes the class at a good pace. Learned so much and I’m inspired to take it up at home. The Art Barn is a fab venue.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Wendy,
This is the fourth course I have been on at Art in the Barn and as usual I was not disappointed - it was excellent! Lots of fun, creativity and I’ve come back with lots of prints! The setting is beautiful, there are lots of materials and the course works for all levels and abilities, I can’t recommend them highly enough!
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Jeni,
This was an excellent session. It was very clear that our teacher, Liz Wellby has come from a teaching background. Everything was extremely well organised and she stretched everyone to achieve their best, whether they were complete novices or experienced artists. A thoroughly enjoyable day in which I achieved lots of exciting work and I can’t wait to develop the skills I have learnt further. Thanks Liz.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Susie,
What a lovely day at the barn. Very well organised with hands on (socially distanced of course) instruction , encouragement and advice. The structure was well planned and we were supplied with everything we needed. I forgot my acrylic paint and was able to use theirs which was helpful.
We all went away at the end of the day with a huge amount of prints that we had created.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Annabel,
The gel printing workshop was great fun and very intensive. We learned how to print and mask print also how to make stencils. It was all very interesting and useful for me. Liz and Alison are very friendly and helpful. They make sure that everyone is happy and has when they need. They guide you if it’s needed and serve hot drinks and chocolate biscuits to keep you going. What more could you want!
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Oenone,
The gradual build up of the layers in preparation for a final picture, helped me to understand the processes and see the possibilities. A real learning experience with such enjoyment.
Thanks for a delightful day. I would strongly recommend doing this course.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Mary,
I thoroughly enjoyed the day - Liz’s demonstrations and teaching were great and the one to one help made all the difference in trying to achieve each of the three projects.
The barn itself is a lovely space to be in with a very friendly atmosphere and Alison’s coffee was delicious and generous!
I will look forward to the next workshop! Thank you both.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Wendy,
A totally wonderful day! Excellent and kind tuition, with endless patience. Good advice and suggestions without saying "do it this way."
Lovely setting as well and as soon as you arrive you can't help but feel a sense of well being.
Thank you so much.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Mary,
Really enjoyed my day of learning a new skill, it was taught at a good pace and lots of opportunities to ask questions and seek advice . The venue was so lovely to work in and I felt very safe with the Covid guidelines in place . I came away feeling I had achieved something beautiful and the time flew by. Excellent day.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Mandy,
What a lovely day. Very relaxed in a beautiful setting with great tuition and lovely projects. Everyone working to their own pace after the demonstrations and great instruction. Love all the things I made they’re all CUTE which I love. Thanks. Lesley
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Lesley , we really appreciate you taking the time to do us a review. It was lovely working with you and we are really pleased you had such a great day.
Really enjoyable day.
Instruction excellent by Liz who made it a fun learning experience.
Learnt the art of making wire birds which was achieved and much more.
Lovely hospitable atmosphere created by Liz and Alison.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Sue,
Thoroughly enjoyed the day. The tutors were knowledgeable and very helpful.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Lindsey,
I really enjoyed the block printing course run by Alison and Liz which I recently attended. The location was fabulous. The welcome was lovely from the start despite the social distancing. Alison and Liz explained each section of the process in a relaxed, informal way whilst still covering health and safety and all the important bits. Personally I quite liked the social distancing aspect because it meant I concentrated on the work in hand instead of chatting with new faces. We were not hurried out of the workshop at the end of the alloted time but allowed to finish our work, which was very much appreciated. Alison and Liz went out of their way to show us how to continue with our newly learned skill. I would definitely recommend a course with them and look forward to doing another myself.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Judith,
This was a fantastic workshop, pitched perfectly and very well
Paced. I liked that the three projects all progressed naturally on from each other in terms of difficulty level, each building on skills from the previous project.
All conducted in a beautiful setting with all equipment and facilities needed and friendly and helpful tutors Liz and Alison. I’m sure I’ll be back for another workshop in the future.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Caroline,
What a thoroughly enjoyable day I spent with nine other ‘students’ under the experienced and watchful gaze of Alison and Liz. The block printing course was very special and I feel I may have discovered a new hobby! Alison and Liz were great teachers; so patient and clear in their demonstrations and due to the small class size, there was plenty of one to one support, with close adherence to Covid safety regulations.
The barn is a wonderful venue in which to allow the creative juices to flow and everything was so carefully set out with individual tables laden with all the resources needed for the day. Tea and coffee is available throughout and the six hours sped by. The course is excellent value and I was delighted with my creations!
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Pen,
You will be made feel at home as soon as you enter the stunning barn by Alison & Liz who are excellent tutors and very talented artists.
All your needs are catered for and nothing is too much trouble, COVID guidelines were well thought out and students safety was paramount without being oppressive.
With their support and encouragement you make designs worthy of printing on fabrics, paper and card and then you become hooked, I can’t wait to visit the art store for supplies.
Thank you ladies you have created a unique and special place to impart your creative and artistic skills.
Looking forward to learning more in the future.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Fran,
Lino printing, so much fun remembering your school days but in a much easier friendly style.
Alison & Liz, our hosts, were attentive and knowledgeable with a constant supply of coffee it tea. This is our second workshop here so enough said, it can’t be that bad, wink wink! Will we return...I know so!
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Sarah,
Excellent all round - good safety brief, plenty of time to work on own pieces, worked for beginners and those with past experience, we all learned something, marvellous venue. I will continue with Lino printing and will keep an eye out for other courses. Thank you!
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Nigel,
A well planned course with scope for everyone to take their printing in a personal direction whilst under the instruction of two excellent tutors. The beautiful rural setting makes this a delightful venue and the spacious barn allowed for comfortable social distancing.
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Hi Katrin,