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Create a stone effect wall plaque

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Experience hosted by Liz

5.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn how to create a unique stone effect wall plaque in this full day workshop, based in the beautiful location of the Lamorna Valley, near Penzance, Cornwall.
We will start the day by learning about the materials required to create your piece of art, before preparing the surface of the substrate using simple tools.
After a quick demonstration of how to create a stone effect finish using Powertex & Stone Art powder, you will then work in your choice of colour to create a stone effect plaque.
Next, learn how to mix your own air drying clay using Powertex & Stone Art powder. Once mixed, make embellishments to add to your plaque, all under the expert guidance of Liz Dixon, your certified Powertex tutor.
Weather permitting, we can eat our packed lunch on the terrace, taking advantage of the view across the woods of Lamorna Valley from our slightly elevated position. Alternatively, there is a glass walled dining area if the weather is not conducive to outdoor dining.
After lunch, you will use textiles dipped in Powertex to add further texture before finishing with your choice of pigment colours. Keep your finished piece as a wall plaque, or add a stand for an additional £5 to turn it into a free standing sculpture. Weather resistant in 3 weeks.
Learn how to create a unique stone effect wall plaque in this full day workshop, based in the beautiful location of the Lamorna Valley, near Penzance, Cornwall.
We will start the day by learning about the materials required to create your piece of art, before preparing the surface of the substrate using simple tools.
After a quick demonstration of how to create a stone effect finish using Powertex & Stone Art powder, you will then work…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee & soft drinks will be provided throughout the day.
  • Equipment
    All materials for the workshop are included in the cost & all tools will be...
From £80
/ person
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Meet your host, Liz

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I have been creating art using recycled textiles & Powertex fabric hardener for the last 8 years, being an early adopter of the product when it first came over to the UK from Belgium. Having started by interest making items for craft fairs, I was asked to become a Certified Powertex Tutor (one for the first in the UK) & have been running workshops using this versatile medium for the last 6 years. Having gained all 4 levels of Tutor Training I have now been selected as one of only 6 Powertex Tutor Training Academies in the UK & am now working towards my Powertex Masters Certificate (the highest certification in this field). I regularly teach textile sculpture & mixed media workshops from my home studio in Northants as well as guest tutoring for the WI Denman College & several other venues, plus my new studio in West Cornwall.
I have been creating art using recycled textiles & Powertex fabric hardener for the last 8 years, being an early adopter of the product when it first came over to the UK from Belgium. Having started by interest making items for craft fairs, I was asked to become a Certified Powertex Tutor (one for the first in the UK) & have been running workshops using this versatile medium for the last 6 years. Having gained all 4 levels of Tutor Training I have now been selected as one of only 6 Powertex Tuto…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in a purpose built art studio in the grounds of the artists house. Lunch can be eaten either on the patio terrace (weather permitting) or in the dining room. Please note that although the studio is accessible to all, there is a steep drive leading up to the studio & a flight of steps up to the dining area, terrace & toilet facilities.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This is a fun, but messy (arty) workshop. We will use recycle textiles, & a water based, non-toxic, environmentally friendly fabric hardener which may accidentally splash on clothing. This is why we ask that participants wear old clothes.
The workshop is perfectly suitable for complete beginners

What to bring

Please note that we will be using a non-toxic, environmentally friendly fabric hardener which can be messy. Therefore, we request that students:

- wear old clothes;