Felt making and Wool painting Workshops and Courses

 

Traditional Proper Art Education for  everyone at Magic Wool Studio  in Kidderminster
Proper Traditional Art Education for everyone at Magic Wool Studio in Kidderminster

Professional Artist and Art Tutor Raya Brown at her Art and Craft Studio in West Midlands
Professional Artist and Art Tutor Raya Brown at her Art and Craft Studio in West Midlands

 

 

New Fundamental Art Skills course will launch in January 2019

Thursday course 10am-1pm   Full

Monday course 6pm-9pm  1 place available

Due to a high demand we will run   Fundamental Art Skills courses   in May 2019.  

Mondays 10am-1pm              starting in May  2019

Wednesdays 10am-1pm           starting in May 2019

 

Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio in Kidderminster will launch a new course for adults, called Fundamental Art Skills Course in January 2019. The course will run once a week, for 3 months.

This is a unique opportunity for Art and Craft lovers, beginners and people with some experience in Art and Craft to receive a proper  Art education in the traditional methods by a professional artist and a tutor Raya Brown.

Raya’s teaching is based on classical Art education with emphasis on the importance of developing solid traditional foundation skills in drawing and painting.

The course will include:

  • Building strong basis of drawing skills and techniques
  • Acquiring profound theoretical and practical understanding of Formal Art Elements- line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern and colour
  • Developing knowledge of composition, proportions and perspective
  • Developing creativity and artistic vision
  • Looking at Art History and visiting a museum  For More information please read Fundamental Art Skills Course 

 

Animal Style  Felted Hat workshop  ( previous felt making experience is necessary)    Sunday 21st October,  Sunday 27th January 10am-6pm   £65+ materials

Design and make a beautiful hat for yourself or your child. Why not give someone a great present –an animal hat ? In this workshop you will learn how to make a pattern, use a resist, add a brim, make strings and flaps. Find out how to give your hat a desired shape. You will also be taught how to add various textures and patterns to your work using different fibres and yarns. All in one workshop!

Felted Mobile Phone case Sunday 13th January 11am-5pm, £65 (Beginners + workshop), (materials included)

Design and make a beautiful Mobile phone case. In this workshop you will have a chance to explore different qualities of felt and other fibres and experiment with textures and colours. Learn how to make a pattern and use it to create a 3D felt piece. You will also be taught how to use felting needles. At the end of this workshop you will have a great gift, a Mobile phone case, for you or your friend which you can take with you.

Nuno Felted clutch purse (Beginners + workshop), Saturday 6th October 11am-6pm, £65 + materials

This is a great workshop for enthusiastic beginners. It will teach you wet felting technique. You will get an opportunity to design and make a clutch purse which could be used as a make-up bag or a bag for essentials (mobile phone, money, keys and lipstick). At this workshop you will learn to combine silk and wool and use a resistant technique to create a seamless purse. I will supply a purse frame for you and teach you how to fit it. At the end of this workshop you will have a great gift, a clutch purse, for you or your friend which you can take with you.

"Fields with red poppies" wool painting (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop), Sunday 20th of January 11am-5pm, £70 (materials included). The course will take part at Magic Wool Studio

Saturday 23rd February 10am-4pm (materials and delicious homemade lunch from the Gallery's cafe is included). The course will take place at Bevere Gallery in Worcester. 

Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in   St. Petersburg.  This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well as people with some knowledge of Art and Craft. Following Raya’s step by step instructions you will create an amazing picture with some lovely watercolour effects and textures, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Come around and enjoy tactile therapeutic experience of working with beautiful featherlight strands of natural fibres in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

“ Create your own wool painting” workshop (suitable for beginners),   Sunday 9th December 11am-6pm  £70 (materials included). The course will take place at Magic Wool Studio in Kidderminster.

Saturday 16th March 10am-4pm . £75 (materials and a delicious homemade lunch from the Gallery's cafe in included) The course will take place at Bevere Gallery in  Worcester.

Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in   St. Petersburg.  This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well as people with some knowledge of Art and Craft. Bring a picture or a photo that you would like to recreate in  fibres. Following Raya’s step by step instructions you will make an amazing picture with some lovely watercolour effects and textures, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Come around and enjoy tactile therapeutic experience of working with beautiful featherlight strands of natural fibres in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 

Christmas Table Runner/ Placemats (Beginners + workshop), Sunday  18th November   11am-6pm, £65 + materials

There is chance for everyone to be as creative as you can and explore different fibres, threads and yarns. Come along and play with a variety of colours and textures. Learn some weaving and crochet techniques as well as wet felting process using Prefelt. You will make some fantastic Christmas flower candle holders and lovely holy tree leaves and berries. The table runner or placemats will make a unique beautiful Christmas gift for anyone!

“Landscape with corn fields” Wool painting workshop (Beginners + workshop), Saturday 18th August 11am-5pm £70 (materials included)

This is not felt making. This is making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

Felted rose

 

Felted Roses (Beginners+ workshop), Saturday 2nd February 11am-3pm, £55 (materials included)

Make a beautiful felted rose in this enjoyable workshop. Find out how to make a complex 3D seamless flower which you could wear as a brooch or attach to a bag or a hat. Learn how to felt exploring wet felting techniques and processes as well as experiment with various fibres and colours. All in one workshop! Enjoy the fantastic experience of creating handmade felt.

Felt bracelets, bangles and butterfly brooches

 Felt bracelets, bangles and butterfly brooches (Beginners + workshop), £65 (materials included), Saturday 7th April 11am-5pm

This is a great opportunity to learn a wet felting technique as well as a needle felting in one workshop! Find out how felt with felting needles, make a template and use it to make 3D object from felting wool.There is so much to learn in this workshop! Come around and experiment with different colours and shapes! At the end of this very exciting and informative class you will make a unique bracelet or a bangle and a butterfly brooch.

 

Felted Jewellery (Absolute beginners workshop), Sunday 17th February 11am-5pm £65 (materials included)

In this workshop you will make felt beads, necklaces and a lovely flower brooch. You will learn wet felting technique and make a flat piece of felt as well as 3D felt. Come along to explore different stages of felt making and experiment with various colours and shapes!

 

Felted scarf (Beginners + workshop), Sunday 30th September 11am-6pm, £80 + materials

In this workshop you will make a fantastic felted scarf. Felted scarves are light weight, yet surprisingly warm and snug. You will learn how to lay out wool fibres to create wearable and even felt. You will explore different decorative fibres, silks and threads and use them to decorate your scarf. I will also teach you to make an even edge. At the end of this 6 hour workshop you will take home a sumptuous scarf or a wrap.

 

 “Autumn landscape” wool painting (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop), £65 (materials included) Saturday 22nd September 11am-4pm

Come along to make this lovely and colourful picture. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by step workshop, designed for you to have fun with different wools, experiment with colours and fibres as well as learn wool painting techniques. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you.

sumptuous scarf or a wrap.

 

 

Nuno Felted handbag (Beginners + workshop),  Saturday 8th December, Saturday 26th January 11am-6pm £75 + materials

In this workshop you will design and make a unique seamless handbag. You will make a pattern for your bag and find out how to calculate a shrinkage coefficient for your work. You will learn how to combine wool and silk and create a wearable felt. I will supply a bag frame which you will fit to your bag. At the end of this class you will take home a one-off designer handbag.

 

 

Handfelted berets and scarf

Handmade berets ( Beginners + workshop), Sunday 8th July 11am-5pm, £65 (materials included)

Design and make a beret of your choice. Do not worry if you never made felt or have very little experience of felt making. This is your opportunity to learn basic felt making techniques and experiment with different textures and fibres. Explore the qualities of felting wool and other materials, such as silk, viscose and yarn. In this workshop you will also find out how to use a pattern to make 3D items.

 

 

“Landscape with the Red Robin” Wool Painting ( Experience in wool painting is necessary), Saturday 10th November, Saturday 2nd December 11am-6pm £70 (materials included)

This is not felt making. This is making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for people with experience in wool painting. You do not need to be an artist but you need to have some knowledge of wool painting techniques. This is a step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. Come around and advance your skills in wool painting as well as explore the qualities of various fibres. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

Exploring British Fleeces with Textiles Artist Raya Brown
Exploring British Fleeces with Textiles Artist Raya Brown

 

Exploring British Fleeces Workshop, Sunday 10th March 11am-5pm, (beginners + people with some experience in felting workshop)  £70 (materials included)

This is a great opportunity to explore the unique qualities of various British Fleeces. Learn and further improve your wet felting techniques. You will have a chance to experiment with Shetland, Gotland, Ryeland, Manx Loughton and Wensleydale wools. Learn what textures and colour effects could be made.  Find out how you can use different wools for the best results. During the workshop you will create some test pieces as well as a small wall hanging or a table mat.

 

Felted Frilly Scarf Workshop
Felted Frilly Scarf Workshop

'Felted Frilly Scarf'  workshop. (Beginners + workshop) Sunday 24th march 11am-6pm. £80 + materials

 

During this workshop you will make a fantastic scarf with frills in Nuno Felting technique. You will learn how to lay out wool fibres to create wearable and even felt. You will explore different decorative fibres, silks and threads and use them to decorate your scarf. I will also teach you how to make a frill and even edge. At the end of this 7 hour workshop you will take home a sumptuous scarf or a wrap.

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Mother's Day Special.

Felted Flower brooch workshop. (Absolute beginners workshop). Saturday  30th March 11am-3pm £45

 This is a very easy and enjoyable workshop for absolute beginners. You will make unique hand felted flower brooches for your mother.  During this workshop you will learn how to make basic felt using merino felting wool, explore the wet felting processes and techniques. Following step-by-step instructions by Raya, experienced Felt maker, you will enjoy the tactile therapeutic experience of working with natural fibres. You will also experiment with design, colour and texture. You can  add beads and tendrils and leaves to your flower brooch.

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Felted Cushion Covers (beginners+ workshop) unique chance to explore British fleeces and learn about their qualities, Sunday 26th August, Saturday 15th September 11am-6pm, £65+ materials

This is a great idea! Why not make a lovely cosy cushion as a present for your loved one? Design and create a felted cushion cover. Do not worry if you never made felt or have very little experience of felt making. This is your opportunity to learn basic wet felting techniques and experiment with different textures and fibres. Find out how you can use different British fleeces to decorate your work. Explore the qualities of felting wool and other materials, such as silk, viscose and yarn. In this workshop you will also find out how to use a resist to make 3D items. All in one workshop!!

“Winter Landscape”wool painting workshop (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop), Sunday 28th October, Sunday 25th November 11am-6pm, £70 (materials included)

Realize your white winter dream in wool painting! This is not felt making. This is making a painting using layers of merino wool and enhancing it with silk or viscose fibres. This is a workshop for anyone. You do not need to have an Art Degree or any experience working with wool. This is an easy step by step workshop which is designed for you to have fun with different wools and experiment with colour and fibres. You will also learn many wool painting techniques. At the end of this class you will make a fantastic gift for yourself or a friend-a wool painting which you will put in a glass frame and take with you!

'Recreate  a landscape in wool fibres' workshop
'Recreate a landscape in wool fibres' workshop

“Recreating a landscape in wool fibres”wool painting workshop (Complete beginner or experienced artist workshop), Sunday 10th February 11am-6pm,  £70 (materials included)

Have you got a picture or a photograph of your favourite landscape? I am sure you have. Please, bring it to the Magic Wool Studio where you will be able to recreate it in wool fibres using the unique technique of wool painting.

Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in   St. Petersburg.  This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well as people with some knowledge of Art and Craft. Bring a picture or a photo that you would like to recreate in  fibres. Following Raya’s step by step instructions you will make an amazing picture with some lovely watercolour effects and textures, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Come around and enjoy tactile therapeutic experience of working with beautiful featherlight strands of natural fibres in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Many of these workshops and talks take place in Kidderminster,  Worcestershire. I also travel around the country and deliver them to different guilds, societies and WIs.

 

For more details, please contact me via the contact page or have a look at the timetable.

 

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