Spend a Sunday at The Creative Granary in Norton Canon, doing Flora Printing and Abstract Painting.
Express your inner self and let yourself go as you free your mind of everyday objects allowing the ink to find its own place on the soft touch viscose fabric. The ink should fall like water flowing from a tap. Paint brushes are banned and the only tools available will be a teaspoon and your own hands.
When the painting has dried you will heat seal it.
Although a more controlled craft, this is no less enjoyable. You will collect vegetation from any of the three gardens and hedgerows on the farm and when brought back to the granary you will dissect this before reconstructing it into a picture and print it onto pre-prepared calico fabric.
The fabric is prepared with a binder. Whilst it is unlikely that the picture will be washed, it still needs to be light fast and the binding is carried out in advance as it is very time consuming and can take several weeks to complete.
Dates: July 25, August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, October 17.
The courses are for all those who are interested in creativity, beginners and others alike. However, because of the type of tools used in some instances, the courses are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years.
Please Note: Because of covid-19 guidelines it has been necessary to cut the number in the classes down to only 4 to enable you to be two metres apart. Please ensure you bring face masks with you. Hand sanitisers will be placed at strategic points and should be used as frequently as is considered necessary.
COST: £90 per person to include lunch and refreshments during the day. Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking. All tools and materials will be provided.
Also available two day and three day courses, see website for details.