Descriptions and details of workshops and courses, including venues and links can be found under the Diary Dates section.

Diary Dates

MAY

  • SAT 4th
    3 Hour Wire Workshop, 1:30 - 4:30pm, South Molton YMCA - £25

  • SUN 26th
    4 Hour Alpaca Art, 1 - 5pm, Rosebud Ranch Kings Nympton - £70

  • WEDS 26th
    3 Hour Pop Up Art Event in the pub! 7pm - 10pm, Torrington - £30


JUNE

  • SAT 1st
    3 Hour Wire Workshop, 1:30 - 4:30pm, South Molton YMCA - £25


JULY

  • WEDS 3rd – FRI 5th
    3 Day Landscape Painting Workshop, 10.30 - 4/4.30pm, Hannaford Green - £280

  • SUN 14th
    4 Hour Alpaca Art, 1 - 5pm, Rosebud Ranch Kings Nympton - £70


AUGUST

  • MON 12th
    1 Day Art for the Heart & Soul Workshop, 10.30 - 4.30pm, Hannaford Green - £75

  • SUN 25TH 4hr
    4 Hour Alpaca Art, 2 - 6pm, Rosebud Ranch Kings Nympton - £70


SEPTEMBER

  • SUN 8th
    1 Day Art for the Heart & Soul Workshop, 10.30 - 4.30pm, Hannaford Green - £75


DECEMBER

  • SUN 8th
    4 Hour Wire Tree and Decorations Workshop, 11 - 3pm, Tawstock Court - £65


WORKSHOP & COURSES

All workshops are suitable for beginners and professionals and open to everyone regardless of experience.

Cranford Inn Workshops

Painting, Wine and fun! Needless to say, we are just a tad excited and having met with Ruth there are ideas aplenty to come… Booking is essential, and the usual drink & nibbles will be available along with all materials provided for just £30 Limited places

Each pop up event is unique and different, allowing you to take home a personal and creative work of art! Booking through www.cranfordinndevon.co.uk 01805 623 309


3 Hour Wire Wokshops - Exmoor Arts & Crafts Workshops

Art & Craft Boutique and Exmoor Arts are proud to host these exciting new workshops- to be held in South Molton, Devon. Each workshop will have up to 5 talented tutors teaching a variety of skills from watercolour painting to jewellery making, wire sculpture to chunky crochet. All your materials are included, as are fresh coffee and home made cakes. Beginners welcome. Age 16yrs and over.Our workshops will offer you a wonderful opportunity to try something new or to take your talents to the next level.

Ruth will be designing a different workshop in the art of wire on each date, think wire hangings, small decorations and sculptures…. £25 for Wire workshops Booking through www.artsandcraftsboutique.com 07751 905 622


Alpaca Art – (Held at Rosebud Ranch www.rosebudalpaca.co.uk)

4 hour connecting to nature, earth and animal painting / drawing workshop: This exciting workshop will involve connecting and responding to the landscape through paint and mixed media. The workshop is designed to allow each participant to engage with a deeper sense of self and to also become acquainted with the landscape around them, through walking and gentle meditation it is hoped that we can tap into and absorb the visual tapestry / poetry of place.

It is about connecting to nature and also the animals that surround us. Taking time to appreciate and be influenced by the presence of these peaceful and calming animals we can begin to feel and allow the daily stresses of life melt away. During the time on the farm we will make drawings and notes which respond directly to the beauty of place. The essence of the day is to use painting and drawing to capture and articulate individual and immediate response. There is no right or wrong, it is deeply personal and immediate.

Through guided exercises and time for individual work it is visualised we can use the primary drawings and notes to develop into more concise and developed pieces. Materials will all be on hand for you to use from acrylics to watercolours and other dry materials such as chalk/pastels and pens/pencils allowing you the freedom to explore and express as you feel. It is hoped that during your time on the farm you will be able to experience the joy and abundance of the natural world, senses to be heightened and to begin to work intuitively and from the heart.

£70 per person includes all materials, refreshments and guidance. Max 10 persons.

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


Art for the Heart & Soul

£75 for the day 10.30 - 4.30pm Hannaford Green, Limited to 4 people per workshop.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND ALL ABILITIES
This workshop is all about reconnecting with ourselves and the world around us. Working in the landscape we will use art as a medium in which to express, reflect and respond to all we, see here and feel. Walking and reflecting as a group we will discover a deeper understanding of our sense of place and how we can use art as a form of capturing this. We will write, draw, paint, make…there are no limitations here… it is purely about responding intuitively and promises to help restore, rebalance and inspire. These workshops are intended to be as fluid and flexible allowing the energy of the group guide us. I am really excited about these workshops and know how beneficial they are.

The day includes all basic materials, refreshments throughout (tea/coffee) and a light lunch. Depending on the group we may go off site further afield to the coast for the afternoon, or stay locally in the countryside. More information will be available nearer the time.

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


3 Day Landscape Painting Courses

10.30-4/4.30pm £280 including all materials and refreshments please bring lunch or for £60 three lunches can be provided for the duration of the workshop. Held at Hannaford Green studio and off site. Max 4 people. ALL ABILITIES AND NO EXPREIENCE NEEDED!

Over the three days we will discover the diversity and joys of paint. Looking at expressive mark making, paint application and loosening ourselves up and responding to the environment and landscape. We will spend one of the days out on the North Coast allowing you to explore the delights of painting in the open air, depending on the weather and the group this can be a full day or half day... The first day will be spend on site working with the beautiful landscape and within the comfort of the studio, enabling us to loosen up, work collaboratively through fun and exciting exercises, which will enable you to begin to find your own expressive way of working. Taking the elements of Day one, we will venture off site and experience the thrill, and challenges of painting by the coast! Day 3 allows for further exploration and painting to take place, with more time to discover, explore and experiment both off site and on site. There will be more opportunity to immerse yourself in the landscape and respond accordingly.

Come away invigorated, enlightened, looser and more expressive.

If the dates don't suit and your looking to come and work with me then get in touch and we can arrange a bespoke workshop just for you...please just email or phone and we can discuss your individual preferences!

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


Tawstock Court Workshops

One-day wire bird workshop. All abilities welcome. (Min age 12 upwards). (Max 8 students)

This exciting workshop will teach you step by step how to create a free -standing small wire bird of your choice. Using a variety of wire come and make a unique bird personal to you. The more exotic the better! Using a basic bird framework you can go on to embellish and decorate your bird, as you like. All wire and tools will be available on the day, but do feel free to bring any embellishments and other wire/materials we maybe able to include as decoration. Realistic or quirky, the choice is yours!

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


4hr Wire Brooch

Max 10 students

(Min age 12 upward)

All abilities
On this workshop come and make your own small wire brooch to take away and keep!
Using a mixture of wire and beads and other materials you will be shown how to design and make your creations.
Relaxed and fun, you will be guided and supported all the way with the choice of a range of beads and wires to use.

A real girls day out!

basic materials included (wires and selected beads/gems) – please feel free to bring any beads and other decorations you may like to include in your jewellery.
Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


2-Day Mixed Media Quirky Wire Teapots, Cups & Saucers Workshop

All abilities welcome, age 12 upwards, max 8 students.

Think mad hatters tea party! Quirky teapots and cups and saucers all made from wire and other fabulous materials…beads, fabric and tissue paper…whatever you feel you can use to create truly wonderful creative takes on the humble teapot, cup and saucer! Recyclable materials encouraged, think sweet wrappers, buttons, foils etc., let your imagination run wild!

On this exciting two-day workshop you will be shown how to create either a teapot or cup and saucer (both if you are a fast worker!), once the basic framework has been constructed from wire we will go on to embellish our creations with a range of materials. Each student is encouraged to bring a range of materials, as there will only be a limited supply available on the day.

Lose yourself in a colourful fantasy world of glitter, beads, and wires and finish the two days with a mad hatters tea party celebration showcasing our wonderful creations whilst sipping tea and eat cake!

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264


4hr Wire Tree and Decoration Workshop

All Abilities, ages 12 upwards, max 8 students.

Learn how to create a stunning small/medium wire tree personal to you, and decorations to hang.
This workshop will certainly get you in the festive spirit; lots of fun and expert guidance throughout…why not treat yourself to an inspiring festive workshop!

£60 per person, to include refreshments and all basic materials (wires/beads etc.): please feel free to bring along any beads or other decorations of your choice you may wish to include.

Please contact Ruth for more info and to book a place - ruthyb23@hotmail.com or 07796 007 264