A first workshop at a great venue

On Friday, 15th December I will be hosting my first crafts workshop under my new brand Deepwell Arts. This has been a steep learning curve for me, despite having run numerous events and workshops throughout my professional career.

It is fast approaching, and I am delighted to be able to welcome Jo Shearer @flockcrafts as my first art tutor. Jo runs workshops regularly in Leicester, and is an extremely popular tutor and a great artist. She has amazing technical skills in printing and a fantastic eye for colour, texture and arrangement. Her positive response to the efforts of those in her workshops inspire them to be more creative and successful with their artwork.

We are running the workshop in a venue that is very dear to me, having been the nursery school that my mother ran throughout my formative years. The building and the school was built as a wooden addition to the home of an amazing and forward-thinking educator in the 1920s. The open aspect onto a lovely garden, and the timber framing and flooring make for a warm and inviting environment – loved by the children at the nursery – but also just right for a creative group of individuals to come together to enjoy making.

Gate into Hunsdon House School