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There’s something timeless and fascinating about tiny paintings that fit like a jewel in the palm of your hand, can be hid away in a pocket, kept close by in a beautiful small frame, or displayed as a group.  


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


During this relaxed and inspiring day Helen will share the secrets behind her different techniques, and support you as you create your own petite artworks. If you have a love of and eye for detail you'll really enjoy this event.

Jewel Paintings - A day with artist Helen Rhodes

Saturday 11 March 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.


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, a worksheet explaining techniques.

  • 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 and your posy of flowers!


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 with a beautiful garden (that opens to the public for the National Gardens Scheme) in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.


All Tickets  £70, instalments available.  

Prefer not to pay 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.

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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."

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