Attended Ria’s introduction to screen printing course, just before the virus hit big style. She gave us ideas as to how to plan your design beforehand. Most of us printed on cushion covers or loose fabric to make wall hangings etc. We traced the design onto card to make a stencil and after lunch started printing and mixing colours. Lots of inspiration from village life and nature. Wishing you all the best Ria for your future projects and when we can return!!!
A lovely and very informative day. Ria gave us a great introduction to screen printing whilst allowing us plenty of time to relax and socialise. Couldn't fault anything - even the teas and coffees were excellent! Thanks Ria.
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this workshop. Ria guided us through the process right from the start to finish ensuring we got the results we wanted. Was a great day with a small group of lovely ladies, cups of tea and lots of creativity in a lovely setting! Would definitely recommend! Thanks! ☺️
A super day with Ria, who is friendly, patient and knowledgeable . Only 6 class members who were all very supportive. Lovely location. We all came home with a completed project which is great, rather than have a number of 'practice pieces' which just get stuffed in a drawer. The only thing I would advise future course members is 'wrap up warm' . Ria had heaters going and the sun shone but it is an old building so difficult to heat.
What a fabulous day learning a new skill. Ria is nothing but patient warm and friendly and the perfect person to learn screen printing from.
The word of the day on Saturday was 'organic'....😀 If you want find out more then you just need to book it and find out as I'm sure it's associated completely to this course now...
Wonderful and hope to see you again soon Ria
Thank you so much
Fabric printing & lampshade making workshop
My sister and I spent a wonderful day at Ria's new studio adjacent to the canal. Lovely studio with so much space. We were kept topped up with tea and coffees and Ria's relaxed and friendly coaching helped us both design and make our lampshades. We were both very pleased with what we achieved and this was our second visit. No doubt we will be back to make something else. We highly recommend her workshops
Fabric printing & lampshade making workshop
My sister and I took my mum to Ria's lampshade making course recently for her 60th birthday. What can I say, we had the loveliest day end to end and that was entirely down to the enthusiasm, loveliness and talent of Ria. She was so patient and really got our creative juices flowing, supporting our crazy ideas and providing lots of inspiration. The setting of Ria's studio really adds to the experience, a beautiful building alongside the canal in rural Northamptonshire. Definitely go down the canal to have lunch in the canal boat! I would definitely recommend Ria's lampshade making course, a really fun and interesting day with a lovely lampshade to take away at the end.
All I can say is, if you have never, ever done screen printing before in your life and you really want to do it but you lack self-confidence - then this is course is for you.
Ria is absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and easy-going. We did have a bit of banter and it was great fun which made the course even more enjoyable and I did meet some really lovely people.
The course itself was easy, very detailed and covered inexpensive ways of making a print you could do at home. The materials are free - you can choose from tote bags, tea towels, cushion covers etc. You literally just draw your design, cut a stencil, choose your colours, screen print then stand back and admire your own work!
Don’t worry, you’re not left on your own, Ria is with you all the way. I had problems with the squeegee thingy to start with. You’re supposed to make one or two smooth movements down the screen to push the paint through. I just couldn’t get it right but with Ria’s help and me doing a few practice runs I soon got the knack of it.
At the end of the day, I had learned something new – a new skill that I didn’t have a few hours before and I was able to take my handiwork home with me.
I’m so glad I went on this course.
Thanks for a fantastic day Ria and I do hope to see you soon!
I enjoyed a really good day with Ria. A real bonus having limited numbers on the course. I'd never attempted screen printing and did have difficulty pushing my fine art to one side to enjoy the freedom of printing. Ria is very friendly and a good tutor, it was a day of friendly chat and banter.
My daughter and I spent a lovely day enjoying learning to screen print with Ria.
Ria is a lovely lady, keen to share her knowledge and ideas and very generous with her time and supplies.
Her teaching approach is open and relaxed and no matter what your skill level, you will not only have a lovely day if you attend this course, but will definitely go home with an accomplished piece of work, which you can choose to complete on the day or finish off at home.
The location is good for parking and lunch in the café can be recommended too.
I would recommended this course and if like myself you have never done screen printing before and are unsure at to whether to go or not..........
just go............what have you got to lose???
Thank you Ria for a most enjoyable day screen printing in your lovely studio.
Ria is a super teacher who is friendly, informative (without overwhelming us!) and supportive throughout the day. The course was perfect for those new to screen printing and I was very pleased with my final result and went away feeling very happy and exhausted.
If you want to try a screen printing technique that you can replicate at home, this is the course for you.
Very enjoyable day. Clear instruction and presented in a fun way by Ria.
Positive result by the end of the day with completed item and a bit more to practice with.
Thank you for a great, productive time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the screen printing day, it was definitely worth the hour and a half journey both ways. Ria is a very patient teacher and I learnt a lot, and I have a lovely cushion cover sitting on my sofa now! I now have lots of ideas for future printing projects thanks to Ria.
My partner and I spent a day learning to screen print with Ria and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were made to feel very welcome and instantly put at ease which made for a fun, creative day. The quality of the teaching was excellent; throughout the day Ria encouraged us to develop our own ideas, offering advice and plenty of tea. Instructions were clear and she provided as much support as needed to build confidence and ensure our prints were successful. I will be recommending this course to friends and family - this is a brilliant day for anyone who fancies giving screen printing a go. Thanks Ria!