Watershed Studio 
This year we have recognised the demand for some evening workshops and talks. These fit well into a busy life and are a chance to escape for a couple of hours to relax, chill and learn something new! This is a flexible list and other dates will be added later in the year so please do keep checking. 
 
 
£30 including all materials 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
Join Allison for a fun evening of needle felting.  
 
This is an introduction to the basics of this fabulously addictive craft where you will be taken step by step through the procress of creating a body, head and limbs before finishing off with a face. You will have full instructions to follow and plenty of one to one help as well. 
 
All the materials you need will be provided. If you don’t have time to finish you can take home everything you need to complete your new little friend. 
 
Just come along, relax and enjoy your evening. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£30 including all materials 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
Join Allison for a fun evening of needle felting. If you have attended a previous bear evening but would like to continue your needle felting experience you do have an option of doing another similar animal but you will need to contact Allison to discuss your preferences before booking please. 
 
This is an introduction to the basics of this fabulously addictive craft where you will be taken step by step through the procress of creating a body, head and limbs before finishing off with a face. You will have full instructions to follow and plenty of one to one help as well. 
 
All the materials you need will be provided. If you don’t have time to finish you can take home everything you need to complete your new little friend. 
 
Just come along, relax and enjoy your evening. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £30 including some additional materials and refreshements 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
With a few new skills anything is possible, your only limit is your imagination! This fun evening is an introduction to some of the basic skills required to construct a simple, zip fastening cushion cover. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and a basic sewing kit along with a filler pad and material of your own choice - we will help with material suggestions and types of filler cushion etc. Once you have mastered the basics there'll be no holding you back. We won't be covering bolter cushions on this evening - this will be another session! 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £30 including some additional materials and refreshements 
7pm - 9.00pm approx 
Find Catherine on Facebook at Tudor Tales https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951429318419984/ 
 
Did you know you could grow your own fabric! On this practicable hands on workshop, you will learn how to process simple plants such as Flax and Nettle into useable fibre and turn it into fabric. Learn how to wret, scutch and spin fibre and then use simple weaving techniques from the past to make thread, braid and cord. 
 
Cathy is an historian, writer and presenter of historical social and domestic history. she focuses on women’s lives in particular. She makes and uses her own soaps, cosmetics and clothing. She has appeared on many TV programmes, most recently BBC repair shop, The Hairy Bikers and going Medieval with Mike Loads. is an historian, writer and presenter of historical social and domestic history. she focuses on women’s lives in particular. She makes and uses her own soaps, cosmetics and clothing. She has appeared on many TV programmes, most recently BBC repair shop, The Hairy Bikers and going Medieval with Mike Loads. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Cost: £50 including all materials and refreshements 
7pm - 9.00pm approx 
 
Seasonal hand tie bouquets make lovely gifts for friends but how can you make them yourself, and how do they stand up on their own and look professional?  
 
This is an ideal opportunity to learn a very useful skill and it's also perfect if you have your own wedding coming up - think bridal and bridesmaids bouquets? Once you have mastered the skill you can also transform uninspiring supermarket flowers and make them look just that bit more special at home. 
 
Join Marie for this fun evening. After a comprehensive demonstration you will be able to create your own beautiful hand tie using gorgeous fresh flowers from the wholesaler and foliage from the Watershed gardens.  
 
You will first be shown how to choose and prepare the best flowers and foliage and there will be plenty of one to one assistance. You will be shown how to make an aqua-pack so your bouquet can stand in water - perfect for transportation and for presents as your hostess doesn't need to flap around finding a container and water! Marie will also give a quick demonstration of how to tie a fabulous bow! 
 
Just come along, and bring your seccateurs if you have them (we have spares) and take away your own unique and beautiful flower bouquet. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£30 including all materials 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
Join Allison for a fun evening of two dimentional needle felting.  
 
This is an introduction to the basics of this fabulously addictive craft where you will be taken step by step through the procress of creating a picture using just wool . After an initial play with all the amazing coloured wool and finding out exactly what you can achieve with this wonderful medium you can go on to create your own unique picture. Allison will be on hand to guide and make suggestions. 
 
Allison will have some prepared backgrounds and pictures for inspiration but if you have your own idea do bring it along.  
 
All the materials you need will be provided. If you don’t have time to finish you can take home everything you need to complete your 'painting'!! 
 
Just come along, relax and enjoy your evening. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£15 including Cheese and Wine 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
During the period 1850-1930 Paris was to become the centre of the artistic world – not just for the creative fervour it generated, but for the life style the city offered. Life in Paris was reported internationally as being wild, permissive and cheap as well as tolerant of painters on its streets. The focus of these talks will be the artists and writers who flocked to Paris during this period and the ways in which they colonised and responded to a city undergoing physical, political and social change faster than any other European capital at the time – all from a practicing painter’s point of view. 
 
PART 1: IMRESSIONISTS’ PARIS (1850-1880) 
This talk will explore the origins of Impressionism in late nineteenth century Paris. The boulevards, ateliers, studios, cafes and cabarets of Monet, Renoir, Degas and many others will be examined through their paintings, and their life styles considered through the writings of their friends and critics alike. The new ways of recording light and colour in this constantly changing city and the responses of the public and critics to this ‘revolutionary’ band of artists will be considered in the infamous ‘City of Light.’ 
 
PART 2: BOHEMIAN PARIS (1880-1914) - Thurs 23rd July 
PART 3: CAFÉ SOCIETY (1918-1930) - Thurs 3rd September 
 
Your speaker for these talks will be Richard Taylor MA who is both a widely recognised artist and art writer. Richard has written articles on Paris and its art for The Artist magazine, The Artists and Illustrators magazine and The Guardian as well as reviewing international exhibitions and working as Executive Editor to the Art Course magazine. Richard has also written fifteen books on painting techniques as well as working for Essex Local Authority as an advisor on art teaching across the county. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£30 including all materials and refreshments 
7pm - 9.00pm approx 
Find Catherine on Facebook at Tudor Tales https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951429318419984/ 
 
The ‘buzz word’ at the moment is ECO friendly and sustainability! This can also apply to our make up ladies....use age old recipes to rediscover the wonder of ‘natural’ and inner beauty. Try simple kitchen cupboard makeup and learn new skin routines to minimise your carbon footprint! 
 
Cathy is an historian, writer and presenter of historical social and domestic history. she focuses on women’s lives in particular. She makes and uses her own soaps, cosmetics and clothing. She has appeared on many TV programmes, most recently BBC repair shop, The Hairy Bikers and going Medieval with Mike Loads. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£15 including Cheese and Wine 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
PART 2: BOHEMIAN PARIS (1880-1914)  
 
By the late 1880’s the Impressionist group had largely left Paris for more rural outposts leaving the city to the new wave of artists and writers. This talk will take you on a tour of the notorious districts of ‘Belle Epoque ’Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. The meeting places, cafes and cabarets frequented by artists (Picasso, Modigliani, Toulouse Lautrec etc), writers and ‘bohemians’ will be visited through the art of the time, and explored through the writings of their fellows and observers. The transformation of both Montmartre and Montparnasse from rural outposts to centres of avant-garde thinking will be considered. 
 
PART 3: CAFÉ SOCIETY (1918-1930) - Thurs 3rd September 
 
Your speaker for these talks will be Richard Taylor MA who is both a widely recognised artist and art writer. Richard has written articles on Paris and its art for The Artist magazine, The Artists and Illustrators magazine and The Guardian as well as reviewing international exhibitions and working as Executive Editor to the Art Course magazine. Richard has also written fifteen books on painting techniques as well as working for Essex Local Authority as an advisor on art teaching across the county. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£30 including materials and refrehsment  
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
Find Catherine on Facebook at Tudor Tales https://www.facebook.com/groups/1951429318419984/ 
 
 
Colour is natural, it all around us in nature. Let’s harvest this resource and bring the outside in! You will learn how to use simple herbs, spices and plants to create an array of colour for fabric, thread and old clothing. Have fun and experiment! 
 
Cathy is an historian, writer and presenter of historical social and domestic history. she focuses on women’s lives in particular. She makes and uses her own soaps, cosmetics and clothing. She has appeared on many TV programmes, most recently BBC repair shop, The Hairy Bikers and going Medieval with Mike Loads. 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
£15 including Cheese and Wine 
7pm - 9.30pm approx 
 
During the period 1850-1930 Paris was to become the centre of the artistic world – not just for the creative fervour it generated, but for the life style the city offered. Life in Paris was reported internationally as being wild, permissive and cheap as well as tolerant of painters on its streets. The focus of these talks will be the artists and writers who flocked to Paris during this period and the ways in which they colonised and responded to a city undergoing physical, political and social change faster than any other European capital at the time – all from a practicing painter’s point of view. 
 
PART 3: CAFÉ SOCIETY (1918-1930) 
By 1920 Paris had become a melting pot of artists, writers, musicians, photographers and political emigrees. The end of the first World War saw the colonisation of Montparnasse by an invasion of American painters, writers and general ‘creatives.’ The Dadaist and Surrealist movements brought several branches of the creative arts together along with some outrageous behaviour. This talk will look at the bars and cafes of Brassai, Hemingway, Picasso, Django Reinhardt, and many others who flourished and floundered in equal measure amongst the infamous drinking holes of a city out of control. 
 
Your speaker for these talks will be Richard Taylor MA who is both a widely recognised artist and art writer. Richard has written articles on Paris and its art for The Artist magazine, The Artists and Illustrators magazine and The Guardian as well as reviewing international exhibitions and working as Executive Editor to the Art Course magazine. Richard has also written fifteen books on painting techniques as well as working for Essex Local Authority as an advisor on art teaching across the county. 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Monday 30th November, 7pm—9.00pm approx  
Tues 1st Dec, 7pm—9.00pm approx 
Wed 2nd Dec, 7pm—9.00pm approx  
Thursday 3rd Dec - 7pm - 9pm approx 
Cost £30/session including most materials and mulled wine 
 
Join us for a fun evening making your own unique festive door wreath.  
 
You will learn how to moss and wire up a wreath base before using the abundance of foliage provided to make up your wreath. Allison will take you through the process of mossing and wiring up your base before you help yourselves to the abundance of foliage available and start creating your masterpiece. Allison will lead by demonstration and you will then get plenty of one to one help from her or one of her helpers. You will also be guided and given practical advice on how to add decorations and personalise your wreath including how to make a splendid bow. 
 
All foliage will be provided, as well as wires, frames, oasis, plus inspiration and a very friendly atmosphere. 
 
Please bring seccateurs and/or any other Christmassy bits like baubles, berries, fat ribbon and glitzy bits. Some people like to add battery lights and bows.  
 
All foliage will be provided, as well as wires, frames, oasis, plus inspiration and a very friendly atmosphere.  
 
You will be using wires and moss so please do dress accordingly. 
 
This is a fun evening, not to be taken too seriously, and suitable for everyone including complete novices. 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
Monday 14th December, 7pm—9.00pm approx  
Cost £45/session including materials and mulled wine 
 
Join us in a small group for a structured evening making your own very special Christmas table arrangement.  
 
Using fresh seasonal flowers and foliage you will be taken step by step through the process of creating a beautiful centrepiece for your festive table. A container will be provided but if you have something special you would like to use please do bring it along and we can see if it's suitable or not. 
 
Every thing is provided including all foliage and beautiful fresh flowers from the wholesalers, plus inspiration and a very friendly atmosphere. 
 
From beginners to those with some experience, all are welcome. 
 
Please bring seccateurs if you have them. 
 
 
 
Watershed Studio Booking Form 
 
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