February 2017

Jane Powell ArtBristles and Thistles

1st February

Time to get really three-dimensional and create some free-standing bottlebrush plants and thistles. This will involve working with wire, polystyrene balls, painting, stitching (machine and by hand) and beading! We will experiment with different yarns, threads and fabrics. It’s the opportunity to be bold and really explore the structure, form and texture of these fantastic plants.

Fully booked.   


Frosty Skeletons

8th February

In previous workshops, we have celebrated spring and summer plants in bloom, and autumnal seed heads. To complete the set, we are going to look at winter in this workshop: in particular the effect of frost, snow and ice on plants in their dormant states. Think colour – white, ice blue, silver and bronze. Think texture – spiky, crusty and feathery! Brrrrr! Sends shivers up your spine!
In this one-day workshop, we will experiment with thread, yarn, beads and fabric to capture diaphanous fading petals, crusty sparkling stems and jewel encrusted seed heads. You will have the option to create plants for incorporating in a picture, or onto a flat surface; or free-standing plants that can be presented in a vase.
Fully booked.   

Winter Wonders

23rd February

I am constantly in awe of nature! During the harshest of winter weather, some of our most fragile plants survive – I am thinking, in particular, Winter Pansies and Miniature Cyclamen. How can those delicate petals survive freezing temperatures, wind, frost and snow? But they do. In this workshop we are going celebrate these wonderous plants in gloriously coloured silk ribbon, thread and wire. We shall also look at their flowerbed-fellows: frozen and frosty skeletons of seed and flowerheads using textured yarns, threads and beads. In this session, we will aim to create several plants which can be presented on an artist’s canvas or a fabric base – either together or individually.

1 place available.   email to book