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Escape before the end of year rush for a relaxed and cosy day of creativity with artist Helen Rhodes at The Refectory Table and create an artwork telling your own Winter's Tale.


Helen often creates scenes telling a tale within her images, her winter pictures are full of rich colours and patterns with naïve compositions.


In this popular workshop Helen will share the secrets behind her techniques, show you how to use gold and silver to great effect and how to design borders to embellish your artwork. You'll create a painting you'll want to frame and enjoy as the nights draw longer.

A Winter's Tale - A workshop with artist & designer Helen Rhodes

Saturday 17 November 2018

About the Tutor - Helen Rhodes


Helen Rhodes’ unique paintings and illustrations are instantly recognisable. As well as working to commission, Helen has been creating and selling her original artwork through galleries nationwide for twenty years. The Art Group, Art File and Woodmansterne have used Helen’s designs. In 2011 Helen introduced her own range of cards, her own products now include prints, ceramics, jewellery, stationery and textiles.

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Venue & What’s Included


The workshop includes:

  • Artist’s ‘show and tell’ using Helen's own artworks.

  • All materials and tools.

  • Advice on framing.

  • You’ll be well looked after with refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) and home baked cake before the final session.

  • Leave with a goodie bag full of treats.


This workshop is for up to 7 people so you get lots of time with Helen throughout the day, as well as sharing a lovely sociable lunch. Suitable for all abilities. It's a very popular event so book soon if you fancy coming along, or coming again!


It's run from 10am - 4.00pm by The Refectory Table at a friendly and spacious house in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.


Get in touch if you have any questions.

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What people say about our workshops with Helen Rhodes


"An enjoyable day with lots of techniques that can be tried at home."

"Lovely 'me' time, nice and relaxing."

"Suitable for everyone, give it a go. You'll surprise yourself."

"A day for all levels of ability. Excellent supportive tutor, and delicious lunch!"

"Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, excellent teaching, inspiring."

"A lovely creative day out."