I was a little unsure about doing interactive art online as I have never done this before. Raya was brilliant as she explained everything so simple to me as if I was at her workshop in her art and craft studio. I thought initially I wouldn't enjoy this online experience as I'm a very much a people person and love being with other people in a workshop environment where we can have a joke and get to know each other. Doing an online Zoom course was surprisingly a great experience as I have met new friends and with Raya's easy to follow instructions I can still do the art I love.
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Hi Des,
This is such a great idea! Fantastic assistance course for Art and Craft enthusiasts! Raya is a very knowledgeable, patient and helpful Tutor. She gives clear step by step instructions and her teaching to tailored to individual student's needs. Her traditional approach to teaching is an asset to the Art Education System. I have enjoyed her courses very much and highly recommend this course to everyone who would like to study Art in-depth.
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Dear Alex,
I cannot believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. Raya Brown not only is a brilliant tutor she is a talented Artist in her own right. I feel really lucky in coming across this fabulous studio!
So inspiring...very professional approach. Very talented tutor with so much to offer. I have attended fundamental art skills and 3 wool painting workshops. Raya is so encouraging..very patient and kind and you just want to keep attending more! I am continuing my artistic journey with watercolours next term. I can recommend these fantastic courses.
So inspiring..very professional approach. Very talented tutor with so much to offer. I have attended fundamental art skills and 3 wool painting workshops. Raya is so encouraging..very patient and kind and you just want to keep attending more! I am continuing my artistic journey with watercolours next term. I can recommend these fantastic courses.
Have just completed a sunset picture using wool fibres. As a complete beginner I managed to come home with a picture I’m really pleased with. Really enjoyable experience. Raya was so helpful, knowledgable and really inspiring. The 6 of us that attended was so impressed and we so enjoyed ourselves, that we’ve booked up to do another course in May. Thanks again Raya for a great day
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Dear Diane,
I really enjoyed studying wool fibre painting with Raya Brown who helped me discover an amazing new way of using wool and silk fibres. I was totally absorbed in blending the coloured fibres and shaping them to create some interesting images and effects. Raya's experimental and creative approach to making 'wool watercolours' was inspirational. With Raya's professional guidance I managed to create a beautiful wool painting. Thank you so much Raya! I will be back for the next wool painting course very soon.
Raya is a fantastic teacher. I went from an absolute beginner to her class and now feel confident to have a go at things, for a pleasing (not perfect!) result. Encouraging and relaxing. Thanks x
What a fantastic course! I was a complete beginner at the start of it and did not believe I could learn how to draw. Thanks to Raya's amazing teaching techniques, encouragement and inspirational Art demonstrations I managed to achieve great results within 14 weeks! I am very proud of my work and I am going to continue learning Art at Raya's Art courses. I recommend this course to complete beginners. Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and inspiring. Thank you , Raya!
I thought I couldn't draw. I have produced drawings that I am really proud of, and I am enthused to keep drawing. The fundamental art skills course has been a voyage of discovery, and Raya has been an excellent teacher. She is also a lovely person and I recommend her highly. Do this course!
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Dear Rhiannon,
The fundamental art class was excellent. It has been very enjoyable and I have learnt so much. I didn't think I could draw, but with Raya's teaching I am enjoying learning and I can see progress in my work. Thank you Raya.
This was a perfect course for a beginner like me and I can't believe how much I've learned. Raya is an excellent and very encouraging teacher. Thank you.
Fantastic courses with a wonderful tutor! I cannot recommend Raya enough. I took her Fundamental Art Course and learnt so much, taking me from pencil drawings right through to watercolour. Do not worry if you have never picked up a pencil you will learn the basics upwards.
I can not believe how far I have come in just a few weeks. Raya Brown not only is a brilliant tutor she is a talented Artist in her own right. I feel really lucky in coming across this fabulous studio!
Thank you Raya
Two days ago I joined Raya and other participants for my first wool painting. It was a very nice introduction to working with wool fibres in this way and it quickly became an absorbing and relaxing craft. Raya is a very knowledgeable and talented tutor/artist and gave good, clear demonstrations which inspired confidence in making a lovely wool picture of our own choice. Raya also supplied a choice of picture frames. During the course Raya's hospitality provided us with delicious cakes and hot drinks and made the whole experience a pleasure and left me with plenty of creative ideas! I hope to join again for another wool painting workshop. Can thoroughly recommend it!
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Dear Diana,
A thoroughly enjoyable course. As a beginner I received so much help. I was quite apprehensive before coming, but did not need to be. It was a great learning journey alongside other people, who were very creative and friendly. Raya is a delightful person, very supportive and a joy to be with. I would recommend this course to any beginner.
I thought Raya was very professional and inspirational. I really enjoyed the course and met some new friends. I learnt an amazing new technique of creating pictures with wool fibres and made a beautiful 'wool watercolour' which is already hanging in my sitting room. I would recommend the course to anyone!
Great course! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am a complete beginner in art but I always wanted to learn how to draw. Raya has given me the confidence and strong knowledge of the basics of art, which I needed to realise my dream.
Thank you so much Raya. I would recommend this course to absolute beginners!
Really had a great workshop in Broad Tower Worcestershire. Made a picture of a poppy field. Was very impressed with the end result as this was my first time doing it.
Would highly recommend Raya.
Can't wait to do some more workshops.
Response from Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio:Dear Louise and Dianne. It was lovely to meet you yesterday. I am glad that you enjoyed the workshop. It was a pleasure teaching you! I think your wool paintings look beautiful and you have a good ability in Art. I wish you good luck with your future Art and Craft projects and hope to see you soon at my workshops.
I am currently attending the Watercolour course for complete beginners at Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio and I am enjoying it enormously. I am so lucky to have found such a great tutor, Raya Brown, who is knowledgeable, patient and helpful. She is also a very talented watercolour artist who inspires us with her work.
Raya teaches us the very basics of watercolour and guides us through various techniques, materials and methods of painting. We also improve our drawing skills which help us to succeed with learning watercolour. So far I have produced a painting of poppy fields, a landscape with a sunset using wet-in -wet technique and some paintings and drawings of fruit. I am very pleased with my results. Thank you very much Raya!