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Our workshops are BACK! See our website for what's on.. For the pick up and drop off of TAKE-AWAY CLAY or TAKE-AWAY PAINTING ON POTTERY PACKS we are open Tuesdays 10am-11am & Fridays 2pm-3pm. Click on the 'Shop' tab below for more information and to order a pack. Please note: we are not open for drop in crafts until further notice but you can order our take-away packs online. *** Stay well everyone and keep on creating! x ***

The Art of Traditional Canalware | Painting onto Pottery Workshop

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With over 25 years of experience Julia will teach you how to produce a beautifully painted object to be admired by all.
There are so many ways the folk art of canal painting can enhance anything, either for use on a narrowboat, in the home or garden or to give as a gift.

Once you learn the simple technique of painting in layers you will have hours of fun recycling abandoned objects from a car boot sale or your own home!

Firstly you have the fun of selecting an item of pottery from our selection here at Artshed Arts choose from a vase, mug, plate or plant pot* (items many vary and there may be limited stock on some items)

Your chosen item will be base coated by you in the traditional colours, (two or three colours look good, joined where there is a natural rim on the pot).
Once dry we will begin the process of adding the three roses based around three circles, upon these we layer up the paint using a series of colours that have been used for canalware painting for hundreds of years.
Next we add the leaves and Julia will show you how to do a decorative roping effect around the rim.
 If time allows there are Forget-Me-Not and Daisies to master which are fun to use on spring projects as well.

Everything will be provided, an item to paint, the paint itself with a choice of 10 colours, brushes and best of all, lots of paper to practise the brush strokes on before we begin.

Due to COVID-19 we have made some changes to make sure you feel safe in our environment.
Approved by trading standards, we are good to go!
*Our drop-in crafts won’t be open whilst your workshop in running, this will ensure a limited amount of people on our premises and allows us to control this safely.
*We will be operating a One Way in and One Way out policy.
*Please bring your own mask or visor and wear it throughout the workshop.
*Please sanitise your hands when you enter, sanitiser is provided to your right as you enter.
*all work stations are positioned 2 meters apart. Your tutor will advise you where to sit and they will provide you with all equipment and materials needed.
*Please bring a flask/mug and your tutor will offer and make you a hot/cold drink.
*Please bring your own apron to wear if you would like to wear one.
*Please use the sink to wash you hands when you leave, ensuring social distancing when you do so.
IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL PLEASE DON’T COME TO THE WORKSHOP. We will arrange to move your booking to the next suitable date.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you require any more information, please chat to our friendly staff on 01920 466446 or email us enquiries@artshedarts.co.uk.

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