My eldest loved this class, Pippa was fun and engaging.
Pippa is well organised and an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. She used lots of different media and explained how to use them really well. Helped by members of her family she produced tasty food and created a warm and friendly atmosphere.
I thoroughly recommend her course for beginners and experienced painters who want to try something different.
Fantastic course and Pippa is such a lovely person and a great teacher. I was so looking forward to learning how to marble and how to address problems that can occur when marbling. I have to say that the day not only met but also exceeded my expectations. We were shown how to Marble, but also how to do Suminagashi. Pippa had obviously planned ahead well and was organised with some lovely surprises on the day that just added a personal touch. Pippa is full of energy, very approachable and answered any questions we posed.
The day flew by with us being very hands on, producing various pieces of lovely art work. The course catered for all levels and types of people and I would highly recommend it. It has definitely given me the bug to go home and try and develop my skills further and also look at other courses Pippa runs.
The marbling day with Pippa was inspiring, informative and fun. Pippa took us through the basics of sumagashi then encouraged us to dive right in, then more demonstration and lots of marbling techniques to try. The mix of demonstration, explanation and hands on practice was perfect. Pippa brought a generous selection of materials and tools, with lovely papers and a rainbow of colours to choose from. And there was cake.
Pippa's paper marbling course was great, just what I wanted. She introduced the basics and got us to dive in very quickly, producing our own work throughout the day. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and good humour were inspiring. Keep up the good work!
I didn't quite know what to expect from the course as I had not done anything quite like this before and I must say it is one of the most enjoyable courses I have ever attended! Pippa was lovely. She was patient and helpful. She is a creative dynamo- and her enthusiasm is contagious. This course is suitable for the 'nervous and afraid' as well as for people with perhaps more artistic backgrounds- no artistic judgements were made, and all the course participants were politely curious about each others work. For people who learn best by demonstration and are happy to have a go themselves, this course is perfect. I will definitely be trying to recreate the wonderful marbled papers we produced on the course at home.
A lovely tutor, small class, and very hands on . . . just how I like courses - watch, try, experiment and get help when it all goes wrong! Thanks Pippa
I booked this day workshop for my mother-in-law and 15 year old daughter. They both came out with the feeling of a fantastic day. Pippa made them feel very welcome, explained all tasks well, the supplied materials were all of great quality. All the food served was delicious and they are both looking into attending another course soon.
My daughter & I had a fabulous day with Pippa on her Landscape Painting Workshop. Pippa packed so much information into 1 day but managed to keep it relaxed and totally enjoyable. The day was suitable for beginners or experienced artists alike. We met some lovely people & had a delicious lunch too! A perfect day & great birthday treat for my daughter. Thank you Pippa!
We joined Pippa's Kintsugi class for a hen party activity last weekend and the whole group had a fantastic time. We were treated to hot drinks and homemade sweet treats on arrival before Pippa taught us the principles of Kintsugi, so that we could apply these to our own creations. She was a clear, patient teacher and was very supportive of the things we produced. To make the hen party even more special, Pippa's friend added some sparkle by beautifully painting our faces with intricate glittery patterns. Best of all, the bride-to-be was thrilled with the whole experience. Thank you so much Pippa!
Absolutely every aspect of the day was wonderful. The course surpassed my expectations in every way. As someone who is not at all artistic, Pippa's teaching style and meticulous attention to detail in the preparation of resources ensured that I felt really delighted with the art work I produced. The pace of the day was just right and the amazing cakes provided as part of the experience were above and beyond what I think any of us expected. I have come home feeling thoroughly uplifted and inspired. Thank you!
Pippa's Kintsugi course was very interesting and informative about this ancient craft. The materials provided were plentiful. Pippa's enthusiasm and passion for the art was infectious and she was so helpful in allowing us to get the most out of the session. Follow up by email on access to materials to continue at home was very welcome, The delicious home baked cakes made by Pippa for break time were an added bonus. Thank you.
Response from Pippa Pixley:Hi Jan,
A superb course with such a simple yet profound philosophy of mending something broken in a beautiful delicate way. I loved that we had the opportunity to continue the theme in different ways - pottery, paper, thread... Pippa is so enthusiastic and a great teacher.
Thoughtful extras like envelopes for cards, the little sewing kit, a bag, tissue paper...
Would love to do a follow on course
Response from Pippa Pixley:Hi Andrea,
I was searching for a craft course & came across this. It instantly appealed to me. Pippa delivered the course in an easy & relaxed way that was easy to follow. I enjoyed every moment from beginning to end & left feeling inspired to explore some techniques learned further.
Thank you Pippa
Response from Pippa Pixley:Hi Kathryn,
So interesting, good fun, good company and great surroundings
Response from Pippa Pixley:Hi Pam,
The workshop, conducted by the great Pippa Pixley was amazing!, so much fun and lots of new skills were learned during the course and great atmosphere. The activity was simple to follow which made it more fun and enjoyable to do.
Can’t wait for more.
Response from Pippa Pixley:Hi Kaydon,
I have to say,the course was excellent. Lovely teacher, felt so comfortable being in the class ,and learning the art of Kintsugi . Knowing that no matter what happens in our life, where we may feel broken and hurt that we can learn so much from our trials and can even benefit from them. The gold that we seek in the pottery together is the golden nuggets we gain from our trials. Thank you so much Pippa, you were amazing.!!!
Response from Pippa Pixley:Thank you Sharon,
I wasn't blessed with being good at art but that didn't matter at all. Pippa is such a fabulous artist herself and a great teacher too. She enabled me to make something beautiful and learn about an age old art. The venue was stunning and the workshop a real joy. Can't wait for the next one.
Had a great time on this course. With zero experience of arts and craft techniques, I was helped by easy to follow instructions, well prepared materials, a friendly fun filled atmosphere and a fabulous venue. Will definitely sign up for Pippa’s courses.
Had a fantastic time on this course. I loved learning a new craft and working with new materials. Pippa was a great teacher and her enthusiasm and love for this art form really rubs off on you. The venue was also beautiful. A relaxing and enjoyable course that I would definately recommend.