Celebrate the start of summer with artist Helen Rhodes at a table full of fresh flowers to create your own posy as inspiration for a wonderful decorative painting.
Many of Helen's paintings feature favourite objects and flowers, combining rich colours, textures and patterns with naïve compositions.
During this relaxed and inspiring day Helen will share the secrets behind her different techniques, and support you as you create your own mixed media painting.
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, run 10am - 4.00pm by The Refectory Table 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.
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.