Posted on 3rd January 2019 at 16:42
Happy New Year to you all!
Wishing you all the best for a healthy and very creative 2019! I hope we can help you with the creative side of things this year—all of our new and exciting courses are now on the website. You will see that as well as our very popular painting courses we have also included a few more craft events to appeal to a wider audience. The new brochure will be posted out this month so keep a look out for that too.
2018 was an exciting if slightly exhausting year! We were hit by bad weather and tutor illness in March and had to reschedule a couple of courses, but I think the tutors and students were happy to return in warmer times.
The new marquee was a bit hit – a fabulous space and atmosphere for both craft workshops and our, now famous, afternoon farmhouse teas.
We hosted some amazing events in the marquee (and studio) this summer and learned a lot in the process. We plan to put up a new shed to replace our kitchen tent that finally gave up the ghost after a very windy autumn. This will make life a lot easier and make us more efficient as well as providing extra storage and maybe somewhere to do some of my own painting and crafting too when not in use??? Who knows…..??
Our foray into craft workshops was also very popular and allowed new people who aren’t painters to get a taste of the ‘Watershed’ experience. We have had some very exciting and inspiring art courses last year – fabulous work was created, and new friends made too.
Our wreath making workshops were the final events of the year and were more popular than ever – we had to put on an overflow night! I know these evenings signal the start of Christmas for so many people, so they are always joyous occasions.
So, roll on 2019 – do have a look at the courses listed on the website – some completely new ones sit alongside favourites but even these are different each year so you won’t get bored. I do try to match the right people with the right courses so always ring or email to find out what would suit you best.
Happy New Year to you all.