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Folk Art Workshop

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Odox Arts

171 Great Hampton Row

Birmingham

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Full day workshop, creating your very own folk art flower pot.

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British Folk Art is a little known and rarely practiced art-form. The Folk Art that we will be looking at in this workshop is still found on the canals and inland waterways – and is often called Roses & Castles. Consisting of simple and bold brush strokes and repetitive designs it is easy to learn and easy to customise! Even if you are a total beginner you can enjoy learning the basics and with a little practice you can be a confident and original Folk Artist!

Every student will have their own brush, paint, practice board and flower pot to paint on. During the morning we will learn how to use the brush and enamel paint and practice different brush strokes. Then will learn how to paint different flower shapes and start to paint the flower shapes onto our flower-pots. There will be lots of demonstrations, one to one tuition and gentle encouragement. During the afternoon we will finish painting our flowers and add some decorative flourishes! The aim of the day is for you to have lots of fun and a try out a new skill in a relaxed and stimulating environment.

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All the materials will be provided and you can keep your painted Flower Pot!

Tea and coffee are provided. The group will go out for lunch for an hour (not included in price).

Please note: this session needs a minimum of 5 people for the workshop to take place. Participants will be fully refunded if this happens.

Your Tutor – Beccy Roberts

Beccy has been a traditional Sign Writer, Sign Painter & Folk Artist for 25+ years. Working originally for the large Breweries; Bass, Everards and M&B where she specialised in painting Pictorial Pub Signs.

During the late 90’s to escape from the rapid growth of computer cut vinyl graphics and digital images she started working on the canal system painting the names on traditional narrowboats and producing a wide range of hand painted barge ware.

For the last 6 years Beccy has worked as an Art Tutor at The Percival Guildhouse in Rugby teaching a variety of classes – sculpture, watercolours, oils, acrylics & drawing. She has also taught Art classes at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Museum & Art Gallery, Compton Verney Gallery & Rugby Art Gallery.

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