art in the barn
Twice yearly, we host a Creative Arts Week in The Long Barn, run by Blooming Designs, owned by Alison Butler.
Each time they fill the workshops, with a variety of different people and people attend for all different reasons. Some people come to learn a new skill or to add diversity to their skills and knowledge. Some come along for a day out to simply to enjoy being creative with no particular plans or agenda. Others treat it as an opportunity to do something with an old friend.
In Alison's words...
"If the last two years has taught us anything , it is that being creative with like minded people is really important for mental well being, losing yourself in a creative process takes you away from worrying about what is going on day to day in your "normal" life.
One thing I always find most heart warming is the way the groups form and develop over the day. If it is a larger group, by lunchtime or just after, the energy and the atmosphere can be so uplifting that the creativity becomes secondary. And by the end of the day, it is great to see everyone going away happy and inspired to continue their creativity at home."
Coming up in March is this Spring's "Art in The Barn" series of workshops. They are taking place between 16th March and 22nd March 2023. If you wish to attend, head to our website for more details. This year we have workshops on Block Printing, Batik on Fabric, Mono Printing, Lino Cutting, Drawing, Print and Collage and Wire Sculptures. Currently there are spaces on all of these workshops and if you wish to book, you can do so online at www.bloomingdesigns/booking.
UPCOMING COURSES IN THE NEW YEAR (See website for full details)
Floral Still Life Tuesday 21st February 2023
Art in The Barn - 16th to 21st March 2023
ART IN THE BARN - March 2023DATE
16th March 2023
It's Only Natural
17th March 2023
Explore 1 or 2 Colour Lino Cutting and Printing
18th March 2023
Drawing, Print and Collage
Explore Drawing, Print and Collage
19th March 2023
Block Printing on Fabric
20th March 2023
Beautiful Batik on Fabric
21st March 2023
Kitchen Table Printing - Exploring Mono Print