June Powertex Workshops

Art 4 A Heart Powertex Workshops in June 2018

I can’t believe how quickly the year is flying past. It is May already. Which means it is time for me to post my blog on my upcoming Powertex Art 4 A Heart Workshops for June 2018.

As always, I will do my at a glance list, for those of you who just like to get dates as quickly as possible, and underneath this, for those of you who want a bit more detail I will add photos and a bit more information:

Fri 1 June 11 am – 2 pm Powertex Plant Pot Inspired & Create

Sat 2 June 11 am – 2 pm Powertex Fairy House The Crafty Bug Cafe

Fri 8 June 11 am – 4 pm Powertex Japanese Lady Let’s Be Creative

Sun 17 June 11 am – 4 pm Powertex Angel www.inspiredandcreate.co.uk

Fri 1 June POWERTEX PLANT POT ART 4 A HEART WORKSHOP Inspired & Create, Sway, Hampshire £26.00

Powertex Flower Pot

Powertex Flower Pot

At this workshop we will upcycle a plant pot to create a truly unique work of art that you will be proud to display in your garden. All products and materials will be supplied, but as always, if you want to bring along some of your own embellishments or material to make your creation even more personal to you you are very welcome to do so. (Please note that Powertex does not work well on synthetic fabrics).

Tuition and guidance are provided by myself (I am a qualified level 4 Powertex tutor). But I do like to encourage you to develop your own style and use your own imagination. Once you are confident in what you are doing with Powertex (which honestly will not take you long) you will be raring to go off and experiment with your own ideas. I am always around to give advice if needed, and will never just leave you to your own devices completely, unless you ask me to.

Everything you need will be provided, including aprons and gloves. But I strongly advise that you wear old clothing as by it’s very nature, if powertex does get onto fabric it will not come out.

There will be break of around one hour, for me to get your pots dry enough for you to add colour to them. During this time you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or go out into the delightful village of Sway for a wander or lunch in the pub.

Booking for this workshop is via Inspired and Create

Sat 2 June – Art 4 A Heart Powertex Fairy House Workshop at The Crafty Bug Cafe, Woolston, Southampton – 11 am to 2 pm £22.50

Powertex Fairy House Workshop

Powertex Fairy House Workshop

This is such a lovely venue to run Powertex workshops from. A real hub of the local community. Summer is coming, and a Powertex fairy house is a lovely addition to any garden. Who knows, you might even attract some of the little folk to house sit for a while. We will be upcycling old jam jar pots, and if you like you can make one with a roof that you can take off, to either insert a battery operated tea light (please do not ever use a real flame in these houses for safety reasons). Alternatively you can keep little trinkets in it. All material and products are provided, although as always, if you have any embellishments that you would specifically like to include you are very welcome to bring them along. There will be an hour’s drying off time, when you are welcome to go into the cafe and indulge in some of their amazing food – take it from me, it’s well worth it, and very reasonably priced. Again, old clothing is highly recommended although I do supply gloves and aprons as well. Suitable for all ages and abilities, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking either via myself www.artandmurals.co.uk or via The Crafty Bug Cafe.

Fri 8 June – Powertex Japanese Lady Sculpture Workshop – Let’s Be Creative, Rogate £80

Powertex Japanese Lady Sculpture

Powertex Japanese Lady Sculpture

This is such a beautiful workshop to do. Using Powertex you will be shown how to create your own elegant Japanese lady. This is a fairly advanced workshop, as we will be using armature to some extent. But don’t worry, you will be guided through every step by myself. As you can see from the photo the resulting sculptures are truly lovely. Everything you need will be provided for this workshop. All you need to do is be sure to wear old clothing, and come along ready to have a wonderful day. Booking is via Let’s Be Creative

Sun 17 June – Powertex Angel Workshop

Powertex Angels

Make your own beautiful Powertex Angel

This workshop is a late addition as I had requests to add in some angels in June, which I am very happy to do. We will be back at the lovely venue of Inspired and Create in the delightful village of Sway in the New Forest. Everything you need will be provided for this full day workshop. Booking via www.inspiredandcreate.co.uk And the cost for the whole day is £80

All of the workshops in June are Art 4 A Heart Workshops which means that £5 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Papworth Hospital Charity.

Well that’s it for June folks. Not a packed month but that is because I am taking a bit of time off for R & R with my lovely husband to recharge my batteries a bit. Hope you have a fantastic May and if you fancy having a play with Powertex I would love to see you at one of the June Workshops.

For further details of what I do, and why I do it, check out my website www.artandmurals.co.uk and also my facebook page www.facebook.com/artmuralsbydonnamcghie

Contact Donna McGhie

If you would like to come along to the next Powertex Workshop with Donna – please check our available events and dates.

"I am always happy to chat about powertex and upcoming workshops that you may be interested in coming along to."