WORKSHOPS

Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes!
My seasonal workshop programme links up with a small scale flower farm, giving you creative workshops to enjoy. You’ll have the opportunity to art, craft, explore the farm and stay (please note accommodation released soon) So keep your eyes posted!

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    Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! The Birch Tapping & Instillation combines being out and about on our Dartmoor farm learning how and why we tap our trees. The first part of this workshop is an interactive demonstration. Nick and myself will take you through the process of tapping. Sap is leaf food, the life force of the tree. To conserve resources when losing their leaves in the dwindling light of Autumn, birch trees store important nutrients in their roots over the winter. In the spring, the sap is used to transport these nutrients back up to where the new leaves develop. As it flows through a part of the outer tree trunk called sapwood, the sap delivers water and nutrients throughout the tree. Tapping birch captures sap it on its journey to nourish the budding leaves. Please note nature really does dictate whether the time is right for the sap to flow. But we can demonstrate the process. After the demonstration, we'll head to the home of joyful makes for a well deserved brew and where you can get your craft on! Making your own birch instillation, you'll combine harvested birch bark, papers and dried flowers (grown onsite) to create your own beautiful piece of art.  We'll create shapes from the natural beauty of the wood, whilst looking at how to create birds in flight. This make is perfect for hanging as a decoration in your home, or perhaps made as a thoughtful gift.   Important Info: This workshop involves some walking and the terrain is hilly, so please make sure you're up for a hillside yomp and bring suitable footwear (wellies / walking boots are perfect). We'll be heading out whatever the weather for tapping, so raincoats are essential. Might be a good idea to pop a brolly in your bag too. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 3 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. This is suitable for adults only. The craft part of this workshop will take place across two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        
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    Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to make a beautiful dried flower embroidery hoop. You'll choose from a range of dried blooms, grasses and seed-heads and pick corresponding coloured threads to pick out detail, texture and shape.  Using stitching and weaving you'll build up your own bespoke design onto tulle and marvel at how gorgeous your work is! Hoops are 8 inches. The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 & a half hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop takes place between two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        
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    Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to make a beautiful dried flower embroidery hoop. You'll choose from a range of dried blooms, grasses and seed-heads and pick corresponding coloured threads to pick out detail, texture and shape.  Using stitching and weaving you'll build up your own bespoke design onto tulle and marvel at how gorgeous your work is! Hoops are 8 inches. The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 & a half hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will take place between two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        
  • Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you the principles of Spring hoop making. Using wire and dried blooms you'll create your own bespoke Springtime decoration. You'll have the choice of integrating illustrations and collaged Springtime imagery, should you wish to make your hoop a little different! The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities but is adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop spreads itself across two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com  
  • Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you the principles of Spring hoop making. Using wire and dried blooms you'll create your own bespoke Springtime decoration. You'll have the choice of integrating illustrations and collaged Springtime imagery, should you wish to make your hoop a little different! The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities but is adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will take place between two rooms, the main studio and the Garden Room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        
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    Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to paint your own cherry blossom and bloom decoration - suitable for placing into a vase or hanging on a wall. You'll learn how to use acrylics to paint directly onto sustainable poplar with brushes and build up your own blossom details with acrylic pens. You'll also work with dried flowers to create a 3d bloom with your own personalised name or message. If weather permits, we'll have a wander down to the orchards to see the apple blossom here on the farm. The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will take place across two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com
  • Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to paint your own cherry blossom and bloom decoration - suitable for placing into a vase or hanging on a wall. You'll learn how to use acrylics to paint directly onto sustainable poplar with brushes and build up your own blossom details with acrylic pens. You'll also work with dried flowers to create a 3d bloom with your own personalised name or message. If weather permits, we'll have a wander down to the orchards to see the apple blossom here on the farm. The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will take place across two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com
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    Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to create your own vintage collage using a combination of collage techniques and relief. We'll use vintage papers, fabrics and samples to understand composition, repetition, layering and background. Collage making is a relaxing and enjoyable process. Once you've created your original collage it'll be photographed and made into an A4 print (which will be posted to you after the workshop). The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities, but is adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will spread itself across two rooms, the main studio and the garden room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com  
  • Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! This workshop will show you how to create your own vintage collage using a combination of techniques and relief. We'll use vintage papers, fabrics and samples to understand composition, repetition, layering and background. Collage making is a relaxing and enjoyable process. Once you've created your original collage it'll be photographed and made into an A4 print (which will be posted to you after the workshop). The workshop will take place in the home of joyful makes - my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities, but is adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Apologies. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. The workshop will take place between two rooms, the main studio and the Garden Room. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        
  • Welcome to the Home of Joyful Makes! As the flowers bloom in the garden of the flower farm, this workshop focuses on the technique of pen and ink. Looking at seasonal blooms and spending time outside next to the stream, the sounds of nature will focus your attention on the principles of learning the basics of this medium, hatching, cross-hatching, contour,  cross contouring, stippling, doodle lining and texture lines. The workshop will take place outside within the Flower Farm which sits at the bottom of the valley. Should the weather not be in our favour, we'll paint in the home of joyful makes, my recently revamped art studio. Important Info: This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Adults only. We're located on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Ashburton and Bovey Tracey. Full directions will be emailed to you. The flower farm is located down a lane and through a field. So comfy clothes and boots are a must. The studio is located up steep granite steps, so not suitable for those with access difficulties. Please allow 2 hours for this workshop. This workshop is laid back and friendly, so if you're coming by yourself, don't worry. It's relaxed and you'll meet some lovely like minded people. Any questions, feel free to email me on thedartmoorartist@gmail.com        

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