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Escape, and pause for a day of creativity with artist and designer Helen Rhodes before the 2017 end of year rush and celebrations start in earnest.


Helen often creates scenes telling a tale within her images, her unique paintings and illustrations combine rich colours, textures and patterns with naïve compositions.


In this popular, absorbing and cosy workshop Helen will show you how to create a winter themed artwork telling your own Winter's Tale. She will share the secrets behind her different techniques; show you how to use gold and silver to best effect, and how to design borders to embellish your artwork. You'll gain new skills and create a painting you'll want to frame and enjoy as the nights draw longer.


We provide a great seasonal lunch - and afternoon cake, plus a goodie bag for you to take home.

A Winter's Tale - A workshop with artist & designer Helen Rhodes

Saturday 18 November 2017

About the Tutor - Helen Rhodes


Helen Rhodes’ unique paintings and illustrations are instantly recognisable. As well as working to commission, Helen has been creating and selling her original artwork through galleries nationwide for twenty years.


The Art Group, Art File and Woodmansterne have used Helen’s designs. In 2011 Helen introduced her own range of cards, her own products now include prints, ceramics, brooches, stationery and textiles.

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Venue & What’s Included


The workshop includes:

  • Artist’s ‘show and tell’ using Helen's own artworks, art books and materials.

  • All materials and tools.

  • Advice on framing, costs and suppliers.

  • You’ll be well looked after with refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) and home baked cake before the final session, and leave with a goodie bag full of treats.


This workshop is for a maximum of 7 people and suitable for all abilities.

It runs 10am - 4.00pm at a friendly and spacious house in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.


This is a very popular event, so get in quick if you fancy coming along, or coming again!


All Tickets  £70, instalments available.

Not happy paying online? Just email us to reserve a place and we’ll sort out payment by BACs or cheque. Get in touch if you have any questions.



What people say about our workshops with Helen Rhodes

"An amazing and creative workshop in amazing and inspiring surroundings! The best day I have had for ages – wonderful to "be" and be creative."

"Being in Helen's company for a creative day was a sheer joy, and a truly wonderful fun and most enjoyable experience."

"Very friendly environment, well paced & inspirational. Superb hospitality, lovely food – really great all round."

'You'll have a totally chilled day, be fed exceptionally well, and go home inspired."