As part of Flowers from the Farm’s ‘Flower Farmers Big Weekend 202o’ and British Flowers Week we’ll be running two workshops in collaboration with talented Cheltenham illustrator, Milly England. During each workshop, you’ll learn how to pick, arrange, and paint your own jam jar posy.
Pick a Posy
In the first part of the workshop, you’ll be given a tour of the cut flower plot and Liz will share some of her experiences of being a flower farmer with you. You’ll then be free to gather your own choice of gorgeous seasonal blooms with which to make a hand-tied posy. Liz will demonstrate how to arrange your flowers and you will have the chance to decorate your jam jar should you wish to.
In addition, during a break you’ll get to savour delicious, locally produced refreshments from the farm shop.
Paint a Posy
Afterwards, Milly will guide you step by step through the process of creating a fabulous line and wash watercolour illustration of your arrangement. You’ll begin by learning how to paint the individual flowers with the help of her detailed ‘How to’ worksheets. After that, you’ll be shown how to create a pleasing composition using your posy as a guide and inspiration. Milly will be on hand to help and advise you throughout the session. At the end of the session you’ll have one finished piece of artwork and your jam jar posy to take away with you.
If you love flowers and art, this workshop is for you. No previous experience is necessary and the workshop is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
All tools and materials will be provided.
The following will be yours to take away with you afterwards:
3 sheets of paper (two for practice and one for final piece)
A small set of Winsor and Newton paints
A paint brush
Comprehensive worksheet print outs
A Uniball eye micro pen
Date: Saturday 20th June or Saturday 15th August (select from drop down menu)
Cost: £69 per person
Location: Cotswold Posy Patch at Primrose Vale Farm, GL51 4UA
Please be aware, that this is a working farm with uneven, sometimes muddy ground which makes the plot inaccessible for wheelchairs and may make it difficult for customers with disabilities to access. We recommend visitors to the site wear sturdy footwear and clothes that they don’t mind getting a bit mucky.