The Old Kennels reviews

8 Feb 22'

Laurie Danforth reviewed: Hazel Dormouse - beginners coloured pencil drawing with Linda Hampson

"I spent considerable time researching potential teachers of colored pencil. Linda Hampson stood out as not only a wonderfully talented artist, but also an excellent teacher. I really enjoy Linda's explanations of why she does this or that and her repetition of critical aspects of drawing. Her approach is thoughtful, carefully filmed and fun! I would highly recommend any tutorial or workshop of Linda Hampson. It's fun to learn facts about her topics as well which are always included between drawing steps."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Oh Laurie, thank you so much for such a lovely review! In 'usual' times when we saw our customers 'in person' we knew they enjoyed our courses as they could just tell us. But with so much 'online' now we its harder for us to know we are getting things right, so when people take the time to write constrictive reviews we are just so grateful, it gives us great satisfaction in our work! Do hope you will enjoy this years new offerings, and please share your results with us by email or on our social media we love to see what you have been up to ! :)"

19 Jan 22'

MeB reviewed: Red Rosebud – FREE introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing with The Old Kennels

"This was an excellent tutorial explaining everything from start to finish in a very clear style."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased you enjoyed it!"

23 Nov 21'

Julie Roppert reviewed: Working with silver at The Old Kennels

"Had a lovely time at this venue on the silversmith course with Julian Livingstone. Never worked with silver before. I produced a ring, bracelet, book marker. Great course for individuals or couples. Tracey was a great host your made very welcomed each morning with a hot beverage, the food was excellent, highly recommended"

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you so much fo your kind review Julie, Im so pleased you enjoyed your course at The Old Kennels and do hope to see you again soon!"

18 Nov 21'

Mon reviewed: Working with silver at The Old Kennels

"This course was my first time working with silver. The tutor, Julian Livingstone, is experienced and very patient giving individual help and advice where needed. Over the two days I produced a ring and a beautiful tea caddy spoon that I'll treasure. Our hostess, Tracey is always welcoming and attentive to everyone attending the courses."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review Mon, very much appreciated! I’m so pleased you enjoyed your course with Julian he really is a super tutor :)"

18 Nov 21'

Amanda Yates reviewed: Working with silver at The Old Kennels

"Small class with excellent tutor. As a novice I came home with silver jewellery I can wear and look professionally made. Support though every stage of the process a good course for both the novice and those with experience of silver working The Old Kennels is set in a lovely environment with Tracey as a friendly welcoming hostess"

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review Amanda! Glad you enjoyed your course and are still enjoying your jewellery too :)"

3 Nov 21'

Moira Leslie reviewed: Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

"I have thoroughly enjoyed Linda’s classes and learnt so much. I think I have done nearly all of them now and have no hesitation in recommending them."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you Moira, what a lovely review! So glad you enjoy our courses! :)"

3 Nov 21'

Ro Suckling reviewed: Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

"I attended a one day coloured pencil workshop with Linda Hampson at the Old Kennels in September 2021. It was a lovely day with teaching taking place in the barn and lunch outside in the gorgeous surroundings. It was obvious that great care had been taken to ensure that everything was Covid safe so the atmosphere was relaxed. I am new to coloured pencils and I learnt so much. The accompanying video is a great idea because you can practice what you learnt at home. I will be attending future workshops in 2022."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you Ro for such a lovely review! we are so pleased you have enjoyed your course atThe Old Kennels and the online tutorials too! :)"

2 Nov 21'

Liz reviewed: Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

"Having taken a couple of Linda's 'in person tutorials', I was delighted that, during lockdowns, I was able to access her video courses - they have kept me going through these strange times, and it is so good to be able to revisit the videos when required. They have also encouraged me to move on to drawing other subjects. The notes, as ever, are excellent and I continue to enjoy my drawing immensely."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review Liz :) I'm not sure we would ever have found time to produce online video tutorials if it wasn't for lockdowns. It has been a steep learning curve but we are really enjoying it and I think its something we will keep doing. Wonderful to hear you are enjoying them!"

23 Jan 21'

Susan Warner reviewed: Free introductory tutorial 'Intuitive Oil Painting' for beginners

"I have never used oil paints and whilst my result is not perfect David’s suggestions, but also reassurances, that whatever happens is fine kept me going and I am quite pleased and definitely going to try something else."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you Susan, not only the the kind review, but also for sharing your first very beautiful oil painting with us! You should be very proud of what you have achieved and I really hope you are inspired to keep going now! Davids next video Glorious Glazes is now also available to view!"

18 Jan 21'

Karen M. reviewed: Free introductory tutorial 'Intuitive Oil Painting' for beginners

"A highly enjoyable video, David, thank you! I found the 'don't be precious' approach very liberating as it can be such a pitfall when painting. I also warmed to David's down to earth style of teaching, it has a meditative quality about it. Intuitive abstract landscape painting speaks to me so I look forward to more online painting videos by David."

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you Karen, what a lovely review, Davids next video Glorious Glazes is now also available to view! Meditative and down to earth sums Davids style up very well!"

18 Jan 21'

Lesa Morley reviewed: Calligraphic arts - paper embossing at The Old Kennels

"This short course taught me everything I needed to know, very helpful and eye opening, thank you so much!"

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your course, there are more online courses being added all the time and we hope to be able to welcome people back again in person very soon!"

7 Sep 20'

Suki reviewed: Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and definitely recommend it to anyone. I checked the link early and ordered a few pencils in and made sure I had some paper etc. around the house before I sat down to start. I spent a few hours on a rainy Sunday sketching in the company of the lovely tutor via pre-recorded video and I loved it. The course provides written instructions, extra details and the pre-recorded video that you can stop, rewind and re-play as many times as you need. I have never done anything quite like this and I was genuinely pleased with what I produced, even though I didn't think for one minute I would be. If you're not sure, just give it a go!"

The Old Kennels responded:

" Thank you Suki, what a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your first attempt at botanical coloured pencil drawing. Do keep an eye out we are adding more online tutorials all the time!"

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