Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses reviews

24 Jan 23'

Sheila Howard reviewed: Monthly Watercolour classes

"I returned to Catherine's art class after an absence of some years mainly due to the pandemic and life getting in the way. I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed the session with it's wonderful blend of sound skills teaching, a relaxed atmosphere and Catherine's amusing comments. Catherine is very encouraging and informative. I also love that I only have to bring an apron!"

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we shall pass your comments onto Cathy. We look forward to seeing you here at Stanwick Lakes again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

17 Jan 23'

Rachel Dymott reviewed: Monthly oil painting classes

"10/10 a brilliant introduction to oils. I booked this course for me and my friend as her birthday present. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent teaching and demonstrations. Great materials and ideas. A super space and lovely atmosphere will definitely come again ."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are so pleased you and your friend enjoyed the course. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

15 Dec 22'

Marie Burton reviewed: Charcoal Portrait Taster Session (Morning)

"This was a very well planned course. It really helped me to understand charcoal portraits and in particular how to get life like portraits. I also found that I didn’t get on very well with the medium so a full course is not for me. However I really enjoyed the morning and would happily recommend it."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are glad you enjoyed your morning. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

4 Dec 22'

Vanessa reviewed: Introduction to painting in pastels

"I have never worked with pastels before and haven’t done any art since leaving school 40 years ago. I loved the format of the day, learnt lots of techniques in a lovely environment with a group of wonderful like minded ladies. Cathy is a great teacher encouraging you and passing on her tricks of the trade. I loved this course and would recommend it. Great venue, parking catering staff and Nicky who organises it. This is my second course here and now love pastels ! Thank you "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and look forward to seeing you here at Stanwick Lakes again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

4 Dec 22'

Anna W aged 52 and three quarters reviewed: Beginners' stained-glass course, 2 days

"Had a great two day course and met some lovely people. Learnt new skills and created something I’m very proud to share. I was surprised I could make something but Jo is a great guide, very patient and knowledgeable. She was also flexible about choosing a design and created my own bespoke template. Signing up for another course in the new year. "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We shall let Jo know too. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

30 Nov 22'

BSnell reviewed: Introduction to painting in pastels

"This is my fourth class with Cathy and once again it was most enjoyable. This was a 10.00a.m. - 4.00 p.m. in pastels with seven other like minded people. I can honestly say all of us really, really enjoyed our day. Our final pictures show this and some completing three and four pictures. Cathy is very approachable, professional and her knowledge immense. She gives you time and encouragement if you're feeling overwhelmed and you surprise yourself with your final picture. I’m looking forward to enjoying many more. Some weeks ago. Just retired I wanted to enjoy something new. I decided to go for the art classes and it’s just been brilliant. I can only say take that step."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" What a lovely review - thank you for taking the time to let us know. I will certainly pass your comments on to Cathy - thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon, The Stanwick Lakes team"

28 Nov 22'

Lucia reviewed: Introduction to crocheting

"Lovely course and very enjoyable. I'm practising my crochet daily and getting better all the time. Thank you Pauline and hope to see you again "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Dear Lucia Thank you very much for your lovely review - I will let Pauline know :) Best, Stanwick Lakes team"

22 Nov 22'

Susan Drage reviewed: Christmas Wreath Making at Stanwick Lakes (Afternoon session)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the wreath making afternoon, everything was provided, there was a good and varied choice of materials to use, both fresh greenery and dried. Sophie was great, very supportive and somehow managed to find time for everyone as and when guidance was needed! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course, thank you."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the course and shall pass your feedback onto Sophie. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

21 Nov 22'

Fiona reviewed: Christmas Wreath Making at Stanwick Lakes (Morning)

"I have just done a Christmas wreath workshop and I highly recommend it. Sophie was very knowledgeable and very helpful and everyone produced a lovely ( but different) wreath. There was an abundance of greenery and dried flowers to choose from. I hope to go again next year! "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the course and shall look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

21 Nov 22'

MARIE-LOUISE SMITH reviewed: Christmas Wreath Making at Stanwick Lakes (Afternoon session)

"This was an excellent workshop and good value for money. Everything you needed was provided and it was not rushed. Would happily do again. "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the course and shall pass your feedback onto Sophie. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

21 Nov 22'

Biph reviewed: Christmas Wreath Making at Stanwick Lakes (Morning)

"This is a great course. It's amazing what can be fitted into a morning. I was so chuffed with my wreath that instead of hiding it for a few weeks, Christmas has started early and I've put it straight on the door. Sophie was very clear with instructions and very encouraging. always ready with a quick tweak if necessary. She brought a vast amount of a huge variety of material, some of which I would never have thought of using. Stanwick Lakes is a great venue too. On a nice day you could bring family to go for a walk in the nature reserve and have lunch together in the café."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" We are so happy that you enjoyed the wreath making course and it's great that you have been able to display the wreath on the door for others to admire! We shall pass your comments back to Sophie. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

21 Nov 22'

Mrs jackson reviewed: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations

"We didn’t do the course as the tutor had covid and we are waiting to get another date."

20 Nov 22'

Beth reviewed: Christmas Wreath Making at Stanwick Lakes (Morning)

"My sister and I travelled from Birmingham for this course and it was well worth the journey! We had a fantastic morning and both created beautiful wreaths, despite it being our first time, thanks to great guidance and help from Sophie and a fantastic array of foliage and decorations to choose from. Would absolutely recommend!"

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the course and shall pass your feedback onto Sophie. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

16 Nov 22'

Jeff reviewed: Lino printmaking day

"As I am not a naturally talented arty type it was with some trepidation that I booked this course. I need not have worried. Cathy is a natural teacher, friendly and supportive as well as very generous with her time and supplies. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, gaining new skills and increased confidence in my abilities. Would highly recommend "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review. We shall pass your feedback onto Cathy. Glad you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you back at Stanwick Lakes soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

11 Nov 22'

Wendy reviewed: Pottery for beginners – 5 week course (Morning)

"Brilliant experience and super teacher - can't wait for next session "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for a great review - we are very happy you are enjoying the Pottery workshop. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

10 Nov 22'

Di palmer reviewed: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations

"My daughter and I went to the copper foil class it was fantastic, Jo the tutor was very calm explained everything, would highly recommend "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for your lovely review. We shall let Jo know how much you both enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you here at Stanwick Lakes again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

9 Nov 22'

Cheryl Holdsworth reviewed: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations

"What a great day. I loved it and wanted to make more. Jo was very good at providing guidance and assistance. Can’t wait to do another course."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

9 Nov 22'

Cheryl Holdsworth reviewed: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations

"Jo was a fantastic teacher. It was such an interesting and fun day. I would highly recommend. Fabuloys!"

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We shall pass your comments onto Jo. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team"

7 Nov 22'

Carol reviewed: Introduction to crocheting

"Unfortunately I felt, along with others, that the group was too large to be able to achieve what was expected of us. The Tutor did not have the time to spend one to one time with us all. I came away quite disappointed. Brilliant venue and surroundings. Thank you."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Dear Carol, Firstly - thank you for your feedback on the venue, that is great to hear. I'm sorry to hear your thoughts on the group size though, it's absolutely not what we would want. We have now reduced the class size and I would like to invite you back to the next (smaller) class, free of charge. Please contact us directly if you would like to attend. Kind regards, Billie"

7 Nov 22'

Anna reviewed: Introduction to crocheting

"Lovely, knowledgeable lady but I’m afraid there were too many people there for her to get round and help. I came away with a chain and nothing else. Will have to go on YouTube to achieve what I wanted this course to do. Such a shame because she was very lovely."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Dear Anna I'm so sorry to hear this, it's absolutely not what we would want. We have listened to the feedback and reduced the class size and I would like to invite you back to the next (smaller) class, free of charge. Please contact us directly if you would like to attend. Kind regards, Billie "

7 Nov 22'

Stuart monk reviewed: Wood Carving Course, 1 day

"I had a most enjoyable day with a most knowledgeable instructor pete, his light hearted approach worked well with the group. I’m sure we all come away with the knowledge to start our carving journey’s. Thanks again pete "

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review. We shall pass your feedback onto Pete. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

6 Nov 22'

BSnell reviewed: Charcoal Portrait Taster Session (Morning)

"I attended the Portrait in Charcoal session, a total beginner and whole heartedly agree with the other reviews. Paul was just so inspirational and supportive. Extremely talented and what a find Stanwick. I can only say it’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Learn something new or reinforce what you already know. Take that step and thank you Stanwick."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you for such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. I shall let Paul know too. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team"

6 Nov 22'

Christine Groves reviewed: Copper Foil Christmas Decorations

"Jo was great in instructing our Christmas foiling course. She went through the health and safety and that was informative. We had all equipment and materials for the course. I was very pleased with the final product and have it hanging on my window at home. It is a permanent decor for the home."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Thank you so much for leaving us a great review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the course. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

5 Nov 22'

Deborah Gilbody reviewed: Introduction to crocheting

"Tutor spent far too much time teaching one woman and left the rest of the group, pretty much, to their own devices. Some were really struggling and should have had more one-to-one time. Also, the 'easy methods' she was teaching really weren't the easy methods. I was lucky that I was only taking the course as a refresher, hoping I would learn some tips. I didn't! I spent most of my time trying to help those near me who were being ignored by the tutor. Overall, pretty poor. Won't be booking anything in the future."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Dear Deborah, I'm sorry to read this. We have run a course like this before and it was very successful but, given the feedback from our attendees, we will now be reducing the group size. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts as we can't look to improve without this feedback. We have lots of other courses at Stanwick Lakes though so I do hope that we might welcome you to another course on another occasion. "

5 Nov 22'

BSnell reviewed: Mixed Media – Spooky derelict buildings (Afternoon)

"This is my second class with Cathy. It is a joy. Her knowledge, advice and encouragement has so helped me. A total beginner in with various levels of fellow students but encouragement all the way. Can’t wait for the next classes. I did feel I was out of my depth but I’ve decided I’m going to stick with it and see how it goes. Thank you Stanwick from a recently retired lady for your great selection of some super classes."

Stanwick Lakes art and craft courses responded:

" Many thanks for such a great review. We are so pleased you are enjoying the course. Best wishes, The Stanwick Lakes team."

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