Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

On the 29th April, I was back in Northampton for the last stencilling workshop of 78, Derngate’s centenary celebrations. And the creativity I saw there was extraordinary. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Mr Basset-Lowke to refurbish the property in 1917 in a trendy, practical and beautifully harmonious house for himself and his young bride. SomethingContinue reading “Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop”

Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …

I will be running a full week end of up-cycling furniture in the lovely House for an Art Lover on the 22/23rd of July. for booking look here we have a few spaces left… but hurry they are going fast !   This season, my group of up-cyclers have been experimenting for their furniture with geometrical shapesContinue reading “Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …”

“Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage

I will be running a one day workshop in stencilling at 78, Derngate on the 29th of April, if you want detail and booking details look here. 78, Derngate is having a celebration this year… 100 years of enjoying the great designs that Charles Rennie Mackintosh created for the property while it was in theContinue reading ““Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage”

Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !

In 1917, Charles Rennie Mackintosh refurbished to the highest possible standard of both design and realisation a house at 78, Derngate – Northampton England for Mr Basset Lowkes a local industrialist. A very stylish property for the Art Lover that Basset Lowkes was. In 2017  78, Derngate is celebrating a very important anniversary … 100Continue reading “Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !”

Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!

Did you know that Mackintosh designed a house in England ? In Northampton and it’s opened to the public ? At 78 Derngate its the most jazzy interior I have seen… despite being a Mackintosh building … not a rose in site … triangles and bright colours as in the stencilled scheme … dark schemeContinue reading “Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!”

New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust 

Learning a new skill is a good way to … pass the time during cold winter weekends but also make friends and giving yourself the tools to tackle home improvement ! I will be running a one day stencilling workshop at The Glasgow City Heritage Trust on the 19th of November. During that day weContinue reading “New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust “

In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club

This week saw #Thebigroses back in Helensburgh but this time right in the centre of the town when The Mackintosh Club  hosted a masterclass in stencilling in its glorious premises at 40, Sinclair Street, 2 up… Local ladies arrived at 10am on the dot, two of them were local artists Lesley Carruthers and Mary Batchelor. TheyContinue reading “In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club”

24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !

Queens Cross Church in the Maryhill Area of Glasgow is the only church that Mackintosh fully built. Thats may be why locally we call it The Mackintosh Church. It’s located at the cross road of Maryhill and Garcube roads next door to Partick Thistle football grounds in a really popular area of Glasgow. Locals rememberContinue reading “24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !”

24 #bigroses at The Hill House

This morning, 24 beautiful ordered large cabbage roses are adorning the lawn in front of  The Hill House in Helensburgh, that Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed for the publisher Blackie in the early 1900’s, a pure Scottish Art Nouveau Gem ! They are the result of the first day of  #thebigroseproject , an art project I am running thisContinue reading “24 #bigroses at The Hill House”

New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture

This class is now full and running, however please read as it is so popular we will run it again this autumn. It will run in The House for an Art Lover from the 22nd September for 10 weeks… if you are interested in booking look here but if you have any questions you can email meContinue reading “New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture”