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Moor Hall Farmhouse 
Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun
Shropshire, SY7 8PH 
01547 510664


A reminder of the spaces left on my 2020 courses. Do get your booking in quickly if you wish to secure your place or get your name down on a waiting list, as you never know when a space may become available.

Ongoing courses are mentioned at the end of the newsletter and both of my drawing courses do have spaces. So if you are thinking of treating yourself to a Christmas present, look no further.

SARAH BURGESS ~ Chasing Shadows                         
17/18/19 April ~ £210        

Create your own shadows and develop experimental mono-type print, stitch and shadow applique onto layered transparent materials.
Book this course HERE
3 places only

JEAN LITTLEJOHN ~ Bond, build, blend, embellish  
21/22 April ~ £135

Explore ways of building complex layers of bonded applique and stitch. Use the embellisher to blend these layers to produce integrated cloths that look deceptively simple.

Book this course HERE
1 place only

RUTH KIRKBY ~ Breaking rules with Watercolour              
24 April ~ £65                     

Exploring unusual techniques with watercolour which enables participants to loosen up and create some stunning effects.
Ruth is an award-wining botanical artist. 

Book this course HERE
4 places only

AMANDA CLAYTON ~ Piecing Patching and Pockets         
4/5/6 June ~ £210

Using neutrals with an emphasis on extreme contrasts of cloth qualities we will work through both traditional and contemporary ways to join, layer, inlay, trap and patch.

Book this course HERE
2 places only

DOROTHY TUCKER ~ Outlining and Quilting             
8/9 June ~ £135         

Using images of birds, animals and plants, create an original design and use variations of running stitch to outline design and fill surrounding areas with rippling textures, unique to kantha quilting. 

Book this course HERE
2 places only

MATTHEW HARRIS ~ Upside down and back to front     
12/13/14 Jun ~ £350

Working with individual imagery explore through a series of exercises and processes ways to generate and develop visual information. The new images created will serve as the starting point for development and interpretation through drawing.

Book this course HERE
3 places only

JAN BEANEY ~ Layers and Holes                           
16/17 June ~ £135     

Make a unique, decorative and intriguing layered texture inspired by looking through foliage, rock formations or eroded surfaces. Consider using bonding, hand/machine embroidery on soluble film.

Book this course HERE
1 place only

DAVID TRESS ~ Vision and Structure                       
3/4/5 July ~ £390        

You will be shown the building blocks which underlie representational landscape painting ~ light, space/perspective, tone, colour, composition and consider the ways in which an expressive or emotional response to landscape might be explored.

Course is FULL

26/27/28 August ~ £210    

Explore different ways to record your experience of the landscape around Moor Hall through mark making, rust printing, mono-printing and botanical contact printing . Develop these as samples and artists books, forming a personal record of your experience.
Book this course HERE
3 places only

SUE BROWN ~ Mixed Media Book                           
26/27 September  ~ £135       

Using gum arabic transfer, acrylic paint, stitching and stamping, create an excitingly textural textile book. Use up delicious scraps and experiment with new and familiar techniques. Produce a series of personalised pieces full of narrative.

Course is FULL
Waiting list only

BOBBY BRITNELL ~ Personal Explorations
28/29/30 September ~ £210

A course which encourages the use of drawing and sketchbook work to develop and generate students thinking and ideas. Personal responses will be encouraged around personal themes and considered in context to line, shape, pattern, texture, colour and form with particular reference to textiles.

This course is currently FULL, but please register your interest by emailing bobby@bobbybritnell.co.uk

22 Jan, 5/19 Feb, 4/18 Mar, 1 Apr

Art courses offering insight into innovative art projects, exploring many ways of using techniques/media, through drawing and painting. Critique of work, artist research and lively discussion are essential parts of each session.  Course is suitable for all levels of ability and for those working in different art disciplines. If you feel concerned about committing to the full course try and get along to the first session to see if you like us and what we are doing. Individual session costs £50, but will be adjusted if you wish to stay for the full course.
Image by Sheelagh Stephens

Book this course HERE
1 place only

1/2 Feb, 29/1 Feb/Mar, 28/29 Mar ~ £210 for 6 sessions


Book this course HERE
3 places only

3 Feb, 2 Mar, 30 Mar ~ £105 for 3 sessions

This on-going course is for serious textile students wishing to pursue their own pathway through investigation, development and the sharing of ideas.
Appropriate activities will be offered as required and some thoughtful challenges will be set and encouraged.

Book this course HERE
2 places only
RUTH ISSETT ~ Colour Investigations
29/30 Jan, 11/12 March, 6/7 May ~ £330 for 6 sessions

Extend your knowledge of textiles through dyed, stitched and printed textile techniques. Investigate aspects of colour, design and pattern on both paper and fabric. This is a brilliant course for building confidence, in a friendly and sharing environment.

This course could accommodate one more student. Please contact me to discuss suitability.

So get cracking in sorting out which course you would like for Christmas before they are all snapped up!!!!
WEBSITE LINK for all courses.

Bye for now
Bobby Britnell, Moor Hall Farmhouse, Bettws-y-crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8PH United Kingdom
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