Sunday, 26 September 2010


Helene is an accomplished French/Canadian artist/teacher who teaches in Canada and has had her work published in the American SDP Decorative Painter. She is currently living in Belgium and has kindly agreed to run a seminar for us.
The pieces that we have chosen to paint are from the website. The project for the first day is Perfect Pansies, designed by Gail Anderson and the project for the second day is Chinese Lanterns, designed by Leila Lundberg.
Both projects can be painted on wood. Details of any preparation required and the sizes will be sent out before the seminar. The seminar will be held in Smithy Moor Community Centre, Stocksbridge S36 1AY. 9am-4pm. Tea/coffee will be provided. £80 for the 2 days.
Cheques should be made payable to BADFA Yorkshire Group and sent with the Registration Form to Deborah Walkington, 16 The Mount, Thornes, Wakefield WF2 8QP
Tel: 01924 382886

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Kim Bennett Workshop
Monday 1st March 2010

@ Stocksbridge

Paint an Easter Bunny Box

This is Kim's personal design on a 3" round box (readily available from craft shops) and costs £10 per person and will only take a morning to paint. This is a fun project but will be very attractive towards your Easter decorations. Hop along and join in the fun!!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


It has not been easy lately to find a DecoArt stockist here in UK that has the full colour range of DecoArt paints. We have come across one that does.........Country Love Ceramics in Abingdon

Country Love Ceramics
Unit 37D Milton Park
Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RT
Phone: 0123 5861700

The group has used them and their service has been excellent, we can thoroughly recommend them.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Busy Bee's

11 January 2010 - an “in house” workshop everyone painting a beehive plaque together as a group.

This was a fun “communal” workshop which only took a morning to paint, we just sat round in our usual “u” shape chatting and checking with each other what and how to do each stage of this cute little project. It was fun to paint and talk through each stage and how we were going to do it, interspersed with what we all got for Christmas and how the festivities went.

Shelley Hankins Workshop

Shelley Hankins Workshop
15 & 16 May 2010

acrylic on canvas 20" x 20"

watercolour poppies 24" x 12"

designed by Louise Jackson

Shelley has kindly offered to paint her wonderful poppy canvas with us which she taught at the BADFA convention for £40 which includes the canvas & paints on Saturday and Sunday is going to teach us how to paint her poppies in watercolour (the picture below right is larger than we shall be painting) for £35 which includes the paints and special watercolour paper. The workshop will start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm approx each day. Anyone wishing for further details please contact Ann.

Ann Robinson