Join artist Helen Rhodes at The Refectory Table to create your own wonderful decorative still life using flowers and a favourite object.
The table will be full of flowers gathered from the garden for you to arrange in your vase, jug or vessel, or choose from a collection provided by Helen.
During this relaxed and inspiring day Helen will coach you, sharing the secrets behind her different techniques. Helen’s unique paintings and illustrations are instantly recognisable, combining intensely rich colours, textures and patterns with naïve compositions.
The workshop includes:
- Artist’s ‘show and tell’ using Helen's own artworks, art books and materials.
- Helen will support you as you experiment with new techniques to create your personal artwork.
- All materials, tools, a worksheet explaining techniques,
This workshop is for a maximum of 7 people and suitable for all abilities.
Venue & What’s Included
This workshop is run 10am - 4.00pm by The Refectory Table at a friendly and spacious house in Loughborough, Leicestershire, and garden, which is open to the public each year for the National Gardens Scheme. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.
- You’ll be well looked after with refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) and homebaked cake before the final session, and leave with a goodie bag full of treats.
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. Her creativity, guidance and generosity passing on her unique way of creating beautiful images, colours and textures was simply inspiring and a truly wonderful fun and most enjoyable experience."
"Very friendly environment, well paced & inspirational. Superb hospitality, lovely food – really great all round."
About the Tutor
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 products now include prints, ceramics, brooches, stationery and textiles.