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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

Willow Weaving Animal Sculpture and Willow Basket Making

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Willow Weaving Animal Sculpture Saturdays 2023

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

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.

WILLOW WEAVING WORKSHOPS 2023:  Last Weekend of the month

Saturdays Animal Sculpture

Sundays Basket Making

DATES:

Sat Sept 30th Animal Sculture

Sun 1st Oct Basket making

Sat Nov 25th Animal Sculpture

Sunday 26th Basket Making

Sat Dec 16th Animal Sculpture

Sun 17th Dec Basket Making

 

More dates can be added for Private parties.

 

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 to Block Printing Workshop

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DATES: Thursday 20th / Thursday 27th July

Friday 11th / Thursday 17th August

Thursday 14th / Friday 29th September

Thursday 12th  / Friday 20th October

Thursday 9th / Friday 17th November

10.00am untill 3.00pm

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

COST: £50 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.

Come along and learn the exciting art of Block Printing. I must admit, I have become addicted to creating 

designs on all sorts of fabric, from baby grows to cushions and Tea towels to lamp shades and Scarves.

On this small workshop you will be given a demonstration on how to use an assortment of printing blocks on both fabric and paper, then after a few practice runs on spare fabric,  getting to understand how to use the blocks to create fabulous designs, you can then design and print a Tea Towel. In the afternoon you have the chance to print either a cushion cover or a Tote Bag . A selection of cards and wrapping paper are also available for printing if you have time.

If you have any small items or additional tissue paper you would like to print, please bring it along.

Suitable for beginners

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Stick Your Neck Out Painting Workshop

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DATES:

Monday 7th August
10.00am until 5.00pm


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


COST: £50 includes all materials, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.


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

What a lot of fun this workshop is.

Using Acrylic paints and a simple grid system you will be shown different fun techniques and skills on how to paint a funky long necked bird or animal including our popular Highland Cows onto a long canvas using the colours of your choice. You will end up with a super piece of artwork to take home a pop on your wall.

Suitable for beginners.


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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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Clay Relief Workshops

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DATES: 

Friday 7th July Fully Booked

Friday 14th July

10.00 untill 4.30pm
 

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

COST: £50.00 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 learn how to make your own beautiful wild plant, plaster casts using clay, plaster, plants and flowers.

In the morning we will collect plant material from around the farm and experiment back in the studio with placement and design to creat small castings. In the afternoon you will make your final larger piece to frame.
 

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Cyanotype Printing Workshop

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DATES: 

Thursday 13th July Fully Booked

Friday 4th / Thursday 10th August

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

COST: £50.00 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 for the day and be introduced to the magical world of Cyanotype. 

You will make your own beautiful prints and cards from feathers, flowers, leaves and grasses that we forage from the countryside, We will be using Cyanotype chemicals, water and sunshine to create the Cyan blue "blue print" images.

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Eco Printing Workshops

DATES: 

 Thursday 31st August 

Thursday 21st / Thursday 28th September

Friday 13th / Thursday 19th / Thursday 26th October

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

COST: £50.00 Includes all materials, beverages and biscuits, please bring your own lunch.

We had so much fun with this magical workshop last year and can't wait to hold it again. You will learn how to produce your own beautiful and individual natural prints for your wall and greeting cards, we even had someone produce a lampshade from we they printed last year. We forage for leaves and flowers from around the garden and farmland before taking them back to the Arty Farty Studio to create our bundles for boiling in the cauldron (told you it was magic) using mordants. After a while when removed we unwrap them to see what wonders we have produced.

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.

More dates can be added.

Please let us know if we can help you.

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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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