Welcome to our website we hope you enjoy our newsletter detailing information on what we are offering you for our art and craft workshops. 

2023 PROGRAMME

We are excited to announce that we have artist workshops scheduled for every month next year - we are still working through the logistics and dates but we have some old favourites and new artists joining us.

Look out for Jake Winkle, Roger Dellar, Keith Hornblower, Karen McDaniel, Sera Knight, Ian McManus, Barry Heniman, Frank Walters, Deanna Kim Page, Nicky Hunt and Paul Maslowski. Plus we’ve booked Anne Rudd, who will be offering a half day workshop on candle making.

As you can see, there is something for everyone - Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels and Crafts. We are keen to cover all mediums and are our aim is to put on workshops that everyone will enjoy. Look out for our 2023 fliers in late December.

 

OUR WORKSHOPS

 

We have held three brilliant workshops in Little Berkhamsted Village Hall with Keith Hornblower, Jake Winkle and Roger Dellar. We received some amazing feedback from our participants who thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. We also received huge compliments on our delicious two course lunch as well! Thank you to all who attended and everyone created some wonderful masterpieces to take away!

 

 

OUR RESERVE LIST

 

We are taking names if anyone would like to be placed on the reserve list for any of our workshops. Don’t worry if you miss out as we have lots of other workshops we are planning at several venues in Hertford/Essex throughout this Autumn. 

 

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN LITTLE BERKHAMSTED: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE 

 

1st December 2022 - CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING with SUE ROGERS

Sue is a qualified florist and will teach you how to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. All materials are supplied, including wire frame, moss, wire, blue pine, choice of foliages, baubles, cinnamon sticks - just bring secateurs and get creative!

11am - 4pm (tuition is for 4 hours plus an hour extra to finish your creations)

Price £80 including £25 worth of materials, light lunch and all day refreshments

 

 

10th December 2022 - ACRYLIC FLOWER PAINTING with PHILLIPPA GUNN

Contemporary artist Phillippa captures depth and contrast with her colourful acrylic flower paintings. Bright and bold are her key words - come along and create your own masterpiece under her guidance.

10am - 4pm

Price £80 including all materials, two course lunch and all day refreshments 

 

 

 

NEW SHORTER WORKSHOPS IN EPPING/HARLOW BEING LAUNCHED

 

We have secured a beautiful airy self-contained first floor eaves hall at Epping Golf Course, Flux’s Lane,  Epping CM16 7PE, and we have planned three pre-Christmas workshops this year with a festive flavour at this super lcoation.

Also the wonderful Luna Emporium at Unit 6, Feltimores Business Parkchalk Lane, Harlow CM17 0PF the atmosphere at this wellbeing centre will relax and rejuvenite you! The first floor hall has great charm in a lovely countryside setting.

 


4th December 2022 - MANDALA DOTTING with ANGELIQUE SAMADI in EPPING

Angelique is a member of the Guild of Essex Craftsmen, and teaches relaxing, meditative mandala techniques. Angelique’s workshops can help you unwind and have fun - come and find your inner artist as you make an amazing Christmas bauble to take home!

10am - 1pm

Price £45 including all materials, tea or coffee and cake or biscuits 

 


11th December 2022 - HAND SEWN CHRISTMAS PLACEMATS AND COASTERS with PHILIPPA CARRUTHERS in EPPING

Philippa is a sewing and jewellery beading expert who will show you how to hand stitch your own Christmas linen. Once you have made a set of four placemats and coasters, you may want to continue at home and add to your set!

10am - 1 pm

Price £40 including tea or coffee and cake or biscuits

You will need 100% cotton fabric and thread. Little Sew ‘n’ Sews in Epping High Road has a great selection. Full instructions given on joining the workshop.



17th December 2022 - FESTIVE TABLE DECORATIONS 

An experienced florist will show us how to make amazing centrepieces for the Christmas table, to make your home unique.

2pm - 5pm

Price £59 including materials worth £25, tea/coffee and cake 


 

BOOKING

 

Our workshops are small and intimate, with approximately 10 to 12 each session. Therefore in order to avoid disappointment please secure your place on any of our workshops as early as you can. Email suewilliams021@aol.com or info@masterartworkshops.com to make a reservation, or for full details of any of the above workshops.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Finally, most of you know that we have our own website, www.masterartworkshops.com. But did you know that we are also on social media? We have a growing presence on Facebook - www.facebook.com/masterartworkshops, and a new presence on Instagram, @masterartworkshops. 

 

If you are on Facebook or Instagram, please find us and connect with us by liking or following us, so that when we have news, or write a blog, show you photos, or have special offers, you will be the first to know!

 

We hope to see you soon,

Previous Artists at Little Berkhamsted

Trevor Osborne –  More Air Dried Clay Sculpting                                                             Sculpting a Hare in Clay

 How to sculpt a hare in air drying clay using a wire armature.  

The armature allowed students to pose their sculpture to give a running, standing, boxing or reclining hare.  

Trevor covered finishing and preserving the finished work.  

 Jake Winkle – Farm Yard Animals in watercolour 

Vibrant colour, step by step instruction- Jake's workshop was suitable for all abilities. Students achieved two paintings of farm yard friends and choose to draw or trace the image.

David White - Painting Dogs in Acrylics        

 Learning to Glaze
Continuing on from his last workshop students produced even more beautiful dog portraits with Dave’s excellent tuition. 

                                                                       


 


Joe Francis Dowden – Speedy Watercolours 

Joe has a friendly relaxed way of teaching. Starting with a demonstration of the initial stages of the chosen painting. After each demo, all had the opportunity to follow along and complete that stage, while Joe gives each individual some one to one tuition.

Designed to build confidence. Everyone is enabled to get a result by the end of the day. You will find not only do you complete a painting, but you will be able to put into practice what you have learned in all your work. There are also numerous tricks, tips and techniques to be learned. You can benefit from Joe Dowden’s professional insights.

Jem Bowden - 'Direct & Dynamic Watercolour Landscape'
 This exciting workshop will covered watercolour  techniques including the use of hard & soft edges, tonal control and variation in brushwork, to create paintings that have energy and impact.  Students were encouraged to be bold, ‘take risks’ freely, and not expect masterpieces, but to take away useful ideas and inspiration to work with in their painting.

(see Jem at work on YouTube below)


Ali Lindley – Big Florals in Watercolour

 We were so happy to welcome the return of Ali to our Workshop programme after her house move.

Ali focused on colour with lots of bold florals.

 

 

Jamel Akib - Acrylic/Oil Workshop 

Always a pleasure to work with Jamel.  Bringing his own special methods of working and inspiration to view subjects from another angle. 


 


Jake Winkle – Light and Movement in Watercolour  

 Jake is a master at capturing light and movement using watercolours so this workshop was very beneficial to all students.



Keith Hornblower - Colourful London Scenes - in Watercolour or Acrylic - your choice         

Keith's approach to painting is lively and entertaining, de-mystifying the medium and dispelling the fear of white paper. He talked at length about colour theory and how to simplify it, perspective, composition etc., but most importantly tone, or value, to make a painting burst with light.