Events

If you would like to attend one of the following events please book through your secretary.

Gardeners’ World Live

NEC Birmingham

Thursday 18 June 2020

Enjoy a day out at Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham.  Explore the show gardens, retail therapy in the Floral Marquee, shopping for gardening kit, expert advice, live entertainment plus a chance to visit the BBC Good Food Show, free of charge!

Cost: WI Members Adults £50.00     WI Members Concessions £48.00

Non WI Members Adults £53.00       Non WI Members Concessions £51.00

Closing Date: Monday 4 May 2020.

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Expressive Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolour & Mixed Media

CFWI Day School with Teresa Gabriel

Friday 26 June 2020, CFWI Office, 10am – 4pm

This Day-School will push the traditional boundaries of watercolour, exploring loose & expressive ways of combining watercolour with other media.  The day will involve exploring with a variety of different techniques & approaches to watercolour painting, combining different media either underneath or on top of the watercolour.  You will experiment with new ways of applying paint to create different textures & surfaces.

The day will involve experimentation, demonstrations & discussion with the completion of several experimental pieces of work.  Expressive flowers will be the inspiration for the day.

The Day-School will appeal to anyone with an interest in watercolour & mixed media and would like to be more expressive in their style of work.  This will be an enjoyable, fun and creative day, with professional teaching & guidance.

All abilities welcome.

Coffee and tea will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £35.00

Some materials will be available for use and there will be watercolour paper to purchase on the day.  Please bring any equipment you may already have including watercolour paints, brushes, palette knives, wax candle, oil pastels, soft pastels, watercolour pencils, and other water soluble media, inks & drawing nibs, toothbrush, masking fluid, craft knife, salt, wax candle, water spray, water pot, an apron and any images you may wish to use as starting points.

Closing Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020.

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Visit to Beth Chatto Gardens via the Cheap Shop

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Beth Chatto Gardens are 7.5 acres based on ecological planting. Created by award winning gardener and author Beth Chatto OBE who won 10 gold medals at Chelsea.

There will be an introductory talk in the gravel garden which lasts about 15 minutes.

There are gardens, nursery, tea rooms and gift shop.

En route we will call at “The Cheap Shop” for some crafty shopping.

Cost WI Member £33.00     Non WI Member £36.00

Closing Date: Thursday 28 May 2020

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