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Arty Farty Workshops from Gill Masters Art

 "I believe everyone can paint, if you can hold a pen and write your name, then you have control of an action, it’s up to us to find your style"

Join in the fun at one of our Arty Farty workshops or weekly art classes, taking place in Water End, Hertfordshire.

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Upcoming Workshops

Come along and join us in the beautiful Arty Farty Studio and let your creativity soar this winter! Our workshops cater to all skill levels and cover a range of mediums, including Acrylic Painting, Gouache and Indian Ink, Indian Block Printing and of course we welcome Natalie Mclay back every month for a grand Willow Weaving session, take a look at what else you can weave with Natalie this coming year, not just those adorable Animal sculptures and baskets, Nat has now introduced garden obelisks and much more, its going to be a lot of fun. I am delighted to have Michelle from Mint Lettering joining us for some super modern Calligraphy workshops. I have always wanted to write my greeting cards in a beautiful script, so maybe now I have the chance. Watch this space! Felt and Dandy the Needle Felting King and Queen will be joining us throughout the year for some seriously good sessions, the workshops take a whole day, but who minds when you end up with the most amazing solid little life like sculptures. More workshops will of course be added throughout the year, so please make sure you register with the website so that we can keep you informed. 
We can offer Gift vouchers if you are stuck on what to get a loved one, even better why not come along with them too and make a real day of it, plenty free parking too!.
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Needle Felting Workshop

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DATES:  Friday 27th October 2023

10.00am untill 5.00pm

 

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BN

 

COST: £60.00 Includes all materials, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form at the top of the page or contact Gill to book your place. A deposit will be required for all bookings in advance of the workshop.

Come and join us with Alison and Nic of FELT & DANDY who will give us step by step instructions on

how to Needle Felt and complete the most adorable leaping Hare that you can either frame or pop straight onto your wall.  Alison won Kirsty's Homemade Christmas with her clever Needle Felting, so we are always delighted that she can spare the time to come and tutor for us.

Suitable for all abilities, beginners most welcome.

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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy
Festive Workshop
with Mint Lettering

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DATES:

Monday 11th December 2023
10.00am until 1.00pm


VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BN


COST: £65 includes all materials that you can then take home, beverages and biscuits.


TO BOOK: Please contact Michelle of Mint Lettering Directly to book your place.

hello@mintlettering.com   https://www.mintlettering.com/shop/festivecalligraphyworkshop  
 

I am delighted to be hosting this creative workshop here at Arty Farty.

This informal, practical & inspirational workshop explores the wonderful art of writing with a nib and ink, but with a modern twist. The workshop begins with a few exercises to help understand and appreciate the slow flow of the nib and basic letter forms. You will then experiment writing your own postcards and gift tags with some festive wording. 

There are more workshops to come from Mint Lettering over the next year. 

Suitable for beginners.


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An Introduction to Indian Block Printing

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DATES: 

Thursday 9th November / Friday 17th November/ Friday 1st December/

2024 dates Thursday 25th January / Friday 16th February/ Friday 15th March

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BN

COST: £60.00 Includes all materials, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form opposite top right or contact Gill to book your place.

A deposit will be required for all bookings in advance of the workshop.

Come along and enjoy a day designing and printing your own Tea Towels then either a Tote Bag or a cushion Cover 

In the morning you will receive a demonstration how to use the blocks, followed by a practice and then given your own Tea Towel to work on. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to design and print either a Tote Bag or Cushion cover.  Lots of blocks and beautiful colours that are sure to match in with your decor.

Places are limited so please book now.

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Willow Weaving Animal Sculpture, Basket Making and Garden Creations

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Willow Weaving Animal Sculpture Saturdays 2023/24

Come  along  for the day, the last Saturday of the month and learn how to weave an Animal Sculpture in willow. Over the last few months we have had numerous, Herons, Hares a leaping, moon gazing., boxing and sitting, chickens galore, piggies, stags heads, rabbits, squirrels and lizards to name a few! You name it Natalie can probably help you make it!

Willow Basket Making Sundays 2023/24

On the last Sunday of the month we welcome you to our Willow Weaving Basket Workshop, shopping baskets/frame baskets, plant baskets. You will go home with a super basket. I have had the pleasure of working with Natalie Mclay of Trottiscliffe Willow for a few years, Natalie regularly has her work exhibited at Hampton Court and RHS shows. A great tutor who works well in groups, making sure each individual gets the right amount of help. You will have great fun, learn a new skill and take your own animal sculpture or basket home.

Garden Creations Spring 2024

We are delighted to announce something new for springtime 2024. For three dates in  March, April and May we are offering the chance to come along and make some spectacular garden Obelisks.

 

WILLOW WEAVING WORKSHOPS 2023/24  Last Weekend of the month

Saturdays Animal Sculpture

Sundays Basket Making

DATES:

Sat Nov 25th Animal Sculpture

Sunday 26th Basket Making

Sat Dec 16th Animal Sculpture

Sun 17th Dec Basket Making

Sat 27th January 2024 Animal Sculpture

Sun 28th January 2024 BasketMaking

Sat 24th February Animal Sculpture

Sun 25th February Basket Making

Sat 23rd March Animal Sculpture

SUN 24th March GARDEN STRUCTURES

Sat 27th April Animal Sculpture

SUN 28th APRIL GARDEN STRUCTURES

Sat 25th May Animal Sculpture

SUN 26th MAY GARDEN STRUCTURES

Fri 28th June Animal Sculpture

Sat 29th June Basket Making

 

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse.Potten End Hill, Water End,Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BN

COST: £70.00

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form above or contact Gill to book your place. A deposit is asked to secure each booking.

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An Introduction Gouache & Indian Ink workshop

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DATES: Thursday 11th Jan / Friday 19th Jan

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm, Potten End Hill, Water End, HP1 3BN

COST: £60 includes all materials, Beverages and biscuits. Please bring a packed lunch. More products can be purchased on the day.

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form above or contact Gill to book your place. A deposit will be required at time of booking.

A smashing little workshop where you will explore the magic of using Gouache paint and Indian Ink to create some very dramatic paintings.

We start the day by learning how to draw a chicken step by step onto paper, then after applying gouache paint and indian ink we will go through the process of revealing a marvelous piece of work, In the afternoon, we will try the same technique onto a canvas using a different subject matter.

Suitable for beginners

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Animals Inner Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop

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DATES: 

 Thursday 8th February / Friday 1st March

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BN

COST: £60.00 Includes all materials, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.

Discover your very own Inner artist and unleash your creativity on this expressive workshop.

Exploring the "inner Landscape" of some of our most popular countryside animals and birds. 

On this workshop you will using hand drawn stencils from a template which we will then cut out with scissors, then apply our acrylic paints to create the "inner Landscape" of your chosen subject.

Perfect for all abilities.

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form at the top or contact Gill to book your place. A deposit will be required for all bookings in advance of the workshop.

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Beginner Brush Pen Calligraphy with Mint Lettering

Date:

Thursday 22nd February 2024

10.00am till 1.00pm

Venue:  Binghams Park Farm, Potten End Hill, Water End , Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BN

Cost £65 includes all materials to take home after the Workshop

To Book please contact Mint Lettering directly.

Email ; hello@mintlettering.com            https://www.mintlettering.com/shop/artyfartybrushworkshop

This creative workshop explores the art of brush lettering. Brush lettering emcompasses the principles of modern calligraphy but with a more relaxed lettering style using brush pens.  You will learn how to hold the brush pen, become more comfortable with lettering strokes, then practice with lettering strokes. then practice writing words and phrases. You will leave with confidence to apply this style of writing to your personal stationary, gift tags and greeting cards.

All materials are provided for you to take home to continue this wonderful art at home.

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Clay / Plaster Relief Workshops

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DATES: 

Thursday 28th March 2024

10.00 untill 4.30pm
 

VENUE: Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BN
 

COST: £60.00 Includes all materials, including a finishing pack to take home, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.
 

TO BOOK: Please fill in the booking form opposite top right or contact Gill to book your place. A deposit will be required for all bookings in advance of the workshop.

Come along for the day and capture a little bit of early Spring onto your own Plaster Casts.

In the morning we will forage around the farm and garden looking for those early welcome signs of springtime. Back in the studio we will use clay to make our moulds then use plaster to make the relief. You will end up with 3 smaller plaster relief which can be put onto ribbons which will be provided, you will also have a larger plaster relief that you can mount onto a canvas, which is also provided. 

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Do please register with the website form at the top of the page. This way, we can keep you up to date on new workshops when we get confirmation of dates.

We look forward to seeing you here at the Arty Farty Studio, Binghams Park Farm Farmhouse, Potten End Hill, Water End , Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3BN.

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Weekly Classes

ARTY FARTY TUESDAYS

10AM - 1PM / 2PM – 5PM or all day 

£10 per session or £15 for the day

For artists and students with lots or just some experience who are looking to paint on a weekly basis in beautiful surroundings with other likeminded people. Please bring your own materials. 

 

ARTY FARTY WEDNESDAYS

10AM - 1PM or 2PM – 5PM

£25 per session

Lessons for students who want to learn to paint. Materials provided for the first 2 lessons. 

 

ARTY FARTY MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

Once a month – Learn new techniques, styles and arts with guest artists. These workshops cover all creativity from Willow Weaving & clay workshops to painting and printing. Please contact Gill for more information or have a look at our workshops section. 

Tea, coffee refreshments and loads of encouragement provided on all days. If you are here for the day, please bring your own lunch. 

Talk to us if you have any other requirements, birthday parties, family hobby days, hen do's etc 

To Book any of these classes, please contact Gill. 

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