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Celebrate summer and join artist Helen Rhodes for a relaxed and enjoyable day at The Refectory Table. The table will be laden with flowers and the garden will be in full bloom for you to create a posy as inspiration for a wonderful decorative painting.


Many of Helen's paintings feature favourite objects and flowers, combining rich colours, textures and patterns with naïve compositions. Helen will share the secrets behind her techniques as she takes you through the process of working from life and using the flowers you have chosen to design and create your own mixed media painting.

Summer Posies - A day with artist Helen Rhodes

Saturday 7 July 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.


Venue & What’s Included


The workshop includes:

  • Artist’s ‘show and tell’ using Helen's own artworks, art books and materials.

  • All materials and tools, a worksheet explaining techniques.

  • 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 and your posy of flowers!

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What people say about our workshops with Helen Rhodes


The best day I've had for ages – wonderful to "be" and be creative.


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


Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, excellent teaching, inspiring.


Relaxed, enjoyable, informative day. Small group - shared ideas.


A lovely creative day out.

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This workshop is for a maximum of 7 people and suitable for all abilities.

It runs 10am - 4.00pm at a friendly and spacious house with a beautiful garden (that opens to the public for the National Gardens Scheme) in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.


Get in touch if you have any questions.


Read a blog by a participant at one of our workshops here


Find out more about the garden at The Refectory Table here

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