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Create a Winter themed artwork in this warm and cosy creative workshop led by Leicestershire Artist, Helen Rhodes.

 

Helen often includes scenes telling a tale within her images. Helen will share the secrets behind her different techniques and support you as you create a rich and decorative artwork telling your own Winter’s Tale, show how to use gold and silver to best effect, and design borders to embellish your artwork.

 

Maximum 7 people 

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

The Art of Shouting Quietly – Self promotion with creative business coach Pete Mosley

 

This day is for all the brilliant creative people out there who struggle with self-promotion, be that through shyness, introversion or a mistrust of marketing.

 

You will go away more confident with a personal strategy for self-promotion, lots of new ideas to try.

 

Maximum 7 people   Includes a 45 minute follow up coaching session to keep you on track.

NEW! Jewel Paintings - a day with artist & designer Helen Rhodes

 

In 2016 Helen Rhodes started a new series of small paintings on paper, with fine detail, pattern and gold accents. These paintings have inspired this new workshop where you will create up to four mini paintings full of rich jewel like colour and detail.

 

Maximum 7 people

NEW!  Summer Posies - a workshop with artist & designer Helen Rhodes

   

Celebrate the start of summer with artist Helen Rhodes at a table full of fresh flowers and access to the garden to create your own posy as inspiration for a wonderful decorative painting.

 

Maximum 7 people

Creative Business Awayday - a guided personal day with coach Pete Mosley

 

Take a day to retreat from the everyday pressure of work so that you can think clearly about ways in which you can develop your business. During this day of ‘guided thinking’ Pete provides prompts which will enable you think creatively about your options for the future.    

                                                                                                                                                                           

Maximum 7 people    Includes a 45 minute follow up coaching session to keep you on track.

NEW! Colour - a creative knitting workshop with knit designer Nicki Merrall

 

Join knit designer Nicki Merrall at The Refectory Table to find out about techniques used by designers to develop colour palettes, and build your confidence in choosing yarn colours for your own projects.

 

Work under Nicki's guidance to create your own palettes from inspirational images, and learn how to use colour in a variety of stitch patterns ranging from the simplest stitches to slip stitch patterns.

 

Maximum 8 people

Saturday 25th February 2017 - full details

NEW! Flora - a creative knitting workshop with knit designer Nicki Merrall

 

Join knit designer Nicki Merrall at The Refectory Table to learn how to achieve a professional fully-fashioned knit finish and embellishment techniques, through creating a floral themed sampler with knitted flowers and leaves.

 

The day covers fully-fashioned shaping; blocking; appliqué with knit; embroidery on knit and adapting basic patterns. Nicki will support you as you design a small artwork, knit the petals and leaves, block them, appliqué them to a knitted background and embellish them with embroidery.

 

Maximum 8 people

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