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COVID 19 UPDATE: We are continuing to run our workshops with reduced student numbers to maintain safe working practices. Thank you for your continued support.

Nature: my favourite inspiration!

Nature: my favourite inspiration!

In our busy lives, it’s easy to take simple but important things for granted and to lose our connection with the natural world around us. Providing us with the air we breathe, materials for our homes, our environment also gives us amazing inspiration for art. From the array of colours in a sunset to the complex structure of a pine cone, many artists use this inspiration in different forms of artwork such as canvas, wall art or sculpture.

 

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Spring clean your home – for art’s sake!

Spring clean your home – for art’s sake!

As we emerge from the gloomy winter months, our thoughts turn to spring cleaning those forgotten corners of our house. Although it might not be time to pack away the gloves and scarves quite yet, this is the perfect time to get our clothes and houses all sorted and ready for sunnier times!

 

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A Gift of Love from Artistic ReTreats

A Gift of Love from Artistic ReTreats!

To celebrate the month of Love, I ran a Valentine's themed workshop to decorate a beautiful heart-shaped box.  I though I'd share the process so you too can create a unique box, in any shape you fancy, as a unique gift for someone special or just for yourself!  With Powertex & the huge range of embellishments, inks, rice papers & finishes, the sky's the limit on this wonderful project!  Happy Making! 

 

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Give Your Art A Fresh Start in 2018

Give your Art a Fresh Start in 2018

Whether you believe in New Year's resolutions or not, the month of January feels like a new beginning for all sorts of things.  How do you make the most of that momentum and make positive changes to give your art a jump start?!

Getting back into a routine and finding time for your own interests can be difficult after the festive season  but it's also the perfect opportunity to take any revived inspiration and enthusiasm and try something new.  These are my top tips for making the most of your New Year fresh start:

 

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