Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Adult Mixed Media Classes

Always wanted to try your hand at something Arty but never had the opportunity to give it a go???  Then why not attend one of our Friday morning Adult Workshops and create a Mixed Media Canvas using acrylic paints, ephemera and found objects?  Here is an example of a Mixed Media Canvas Karen and I came up with earlier this month, the inspiration came from some tiny wooden shaped houses we found in a local Charity Shop, with a bit of tweaking we turned them into pretty little houses to put on our canvas design.
You too could learn to create something gorgeous from found objects!  These workshops are suitable for complete Beginners to the casual crafter, so why not contact us to request your Application Form today!  Please use the link at the top right of this page for our email details!  We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Jewellery Workshops - Make a Gift for Christmas!!

We will be running two Adult and one Children's Jewellery Making Workshops before Christmas....
The Children's Workshop will take place on Saturday 14th December from 10am till 11.30am, during the workshop they will make TWO beaded bracelets, with the beads of their choice, and once finished, each bracelet will be placed into a gift box so if they want to give them as gifts for Christmas they can, and if there is time they will also make one flower ring.
PRICE £14.00 (includes Refreshments of Juice & Biscuits)
The ADULT WORKSHOPS will take place on the evenings of 4th December and 5th December from 7pm to 8pm, it will be a fun, relaxing, festive evening where you will create a beautiful bracelet from Hematite and Shambala beads (see bracelet shown in final picture below), during the evening we will have Mulled Wine and Mince Pies available along with lots of festive hospitality from Karen and Amanda. Why not make it a Girlie Evening and bring a Group along??
PRICE £20.00 (includes Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, plus presentation Gift Box for the finished bracelet)

PLACES ARE LIMITED!! So to confirm your booking please email Amanda or Karen to request an Application Form (use the typewriter link at the top right of the page to email)

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Karen and Amanda would like to thank everyone who attended our Open Studio Event over the last two days, the turnout was fantastic with so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too.  You all supported our lovely Stall Holders and we hope you are happy with your purchases and feel we've helped you get started on the Christmas Shopping front!
Our Raffle and Refreshments helped raise money for the local Maynards Green Community Primary School, and we are thrilled to announce that with your help we have raised £127.78 for the School.  A huge thank you to Frankie and Kat for making the scrumptious Cup Cakes, and again along with Jo, for manning our Refreshments stand.
And of course it wouldn't have been the success it was without all our lovely Stall Holders, the quality of their goods were amazing and their beautiful displays helped to create a lovely Christmassy feel to the two days.
Thank you also to those of you that left your details for our Mailing List, we will ensure that you are contacted in the New Year with our programme of workshops for 2014.  Another thank you to those who booked their children's Arty Parties with us, we look forward to welcoming them and their friends on their special day!
We had lots of requests from visitors to make this event an annual one and we are pleased to announce that we plan to hold two a year, one in the Spring and another in November for Christmas, so please either bookmark our Blog or like our Facebook page to keep up with announcements.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

FRIDAY NOV 8TH - 10am to 2pm and 6pm to 8.30pm
SATURDAY NOV 9TH - 10am to 1pm
Amanda & Karen invite you to view their Studio in Horam, come and see what's on offer for the remainder of 2013 into 2014, browse handmade Christmas gifts, art and décor from local Artists and Makers and try your hand at Watercolour!  Tea, Coffee, Cake & Mulled Wine will be available plus a Raffle of Gifts, Watercolour & Craft Sessions, with all proceeds from the Raffle going to the Friends of Maynards Green School.  We held this event last Christmas and it was well attended and
very much enjoyed by all who came.  You can also view the Studio and chat with our Workshop instructors about the Classes on offer and also our Arty Parties.
 Check out who will be selling at our event!
Unusual handmade gifts from our Tutor Amanda Howard.  Amanda's work has been published in several Art Publications and will be appearing at this years Selvedge Fair in the Kings Road, Chelsea.  She will have a selection of items available for sale at the Open Studio and you will be able to talk with her about her art and also the Workshops she offers at The Little White Studio.
Amanda's creations include: Greetings Card, Tags, Bookmarks, Jewellery, Home Décor, Fairy Jars & Cages, to name but a few. She is well known for her Bespoke Bottled Mermaids & Fairies, where you can have an image of a loved one bottled as a whimsical creature!

A local Sussex family run business creating beautiful Soaps, Liquid Soaps, Bath Salts, Candles and also gorgeous Soap Dishes.  They blend natural, quality ingredients with a wide selection of aromatic herbs, essential oils and shea butter to create this sumptuous range of products.
The Owner, Becky has had her products appear in Country Homes & Interiors Magazine, as well as being filmed for a BBC Daytime programme due for release early next year.
We are delighted to have products from our local Florist & Gift Shop.  Joanna, owner of The Flower Workshop will also be making up two of her beautiful bouquets for the event, one for sale and the other to Raffle.  A selection of her Giftware and some plants will be available.

Formerly Sew Sumptuous, Cath is a local Fabric Artist, who creates pretty designs for your home. She is well known for her Micro Bunting (below) which always sells like hot cakes wherever she goes!  Cath will also have available Fabric Christmas Decorations, Cushions and a Fabric Bunting Advent Calendar that can be made to order.
Back by popular demand, Tanya will be with us again with her fabulous Christmas Wreaths and Garlands.  Her designs were hugely popular at last years Event, and she'll have another gorgeous array of displays this year!
The Beauty Corner
We will have a small beauty area featuring products for sale to include Hair Products and Nail Polishes, perfect for the up-coming festive season.  Jo our Hair & Beauty expert will be at the event for short periods to assist you and may even do the odd manicure (limited availability, more details on this will be given out nearer the event).
Belle Chic
A pretty collection of pieces for your home, all extremely well priced, these little pretties make great gifts for friends and family, be sure to check our Belle Chic during your visit.
And for the Foodie Fans we will have the wonderful Wendy from Wish End Farm with her scrumptious homemade Jams and Preserves, you can find out more about Wendy, Wish End Farm and The Cosy Coop here!
And finally Pheonix Trading will also be with us with their gorgeous selection of greetings cards, wrapping papers, stationery sets and gifts.
Karen & Amanda look forward to welcoming you
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Parking on the road outside is permitted, look out for the Little White Studio Sign Post outside the venue!!


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Arty Parties at The Little White Studio

Why not hold your Childs Birthday Party at The Little White Studio!  Our Arty Parties are great fun, with taylor made art / crafts to suit the individual from colourful canvasses to decorative journals, watercolour fun or mixed media madness!!  There's something for all tastes and ages from 6/7yrs upwards.
Tutors, Karen and Amanda will supply their expertise, art supplies and Studio for the Party and then a large kitchen where you (the parent) can organise the party food and the children can sit around a large table to enjoy their Party Banquet afterwards.
We have held parties for teenagers also with a more grown up theme, and also Hen Parties for adults, most small Arty Parties can be catered for, for your special occasion, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Parties start at £10.50 per person, per hour, Amanda or Karen will be happy to talk through your party arrangements and if you wish to view the Studio prior to booking your are more than welcome to, please request this to set up a mutually convenient time.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

SPOOKTACULAR - Kids Half Term Halloween Workshops

**SPOOKTACULAR** Children's Half Term Halloween Workshops - Wednesday 30th October 10.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 3pm. Kids will have great fun creating Halloween paper dolls and Pumpkin Carving.

Costs: £7.50 per hour, total £15.00, this includes all materials and refreshments of juice and Halloween themed biscuits. Places are limited so to ensure your childs place please email for an application form, or visit our Facebook Page for more details

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Adult Weekly Workshops

Every Friday morning from 10am till 12noon at The Little White Studio, we run Adult Art & Craft Workshops covering all manor of arty loveliness from Collaged Art Cards (above) to personalised Greetings Cards (below)....  We use mixed media techniques, work with various mediums and have lots of fun, laughter and chat along the way.
Memory Collage's are one of our popular classes (below), whereby you bring in family memorabilia and create a Memory Board on any medium, we have done lots on canvas, old photo album covers, leather book covers, to name but a few.
We've even collaged onto fabric and turned them into lavender hearts, like the one below......  No two mornings are ever the same, we create a wide variety of Arty Loveliness which is why our regulars keep coming back time and again.
Another of our popular workshops are the Upcycled Photo Frames (below) covered in vintage ruler and yardstick images, vintage tape measure images and also old music sheet paper.  They are such great fun to create and also make fabulous gifts for friends and family.
Here is one of our latest participants who travelled all the way from Ireland to attend a workshop, where she made a "Captured Fairy"..... yes, I did say captured fairy, pretty much anything goes!!!
For more information on our weekly workshops, or to sign up please email us using the link at the top right of our blog. You can also find out more about us on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/thelittlewhitestudio

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mother & Daughter Workshops

Our Mother & Daughter Workshops will run on Saturday mornings throughout the late Summer/Autumn, the first is Saturday 14th September 10am to 12.30pm.  During the workshop you will each create a pretty canvas using Mixed Media Techniques resulting in something similar to the image above, created by our own Amanda Howard. 

Ages from 7yrs upwards only and  no experience is necessary. Places are limited so to reserve your space please email or Facebook Message Amanda or Karen via The Little White Studio Facebook Page and we will in turn send you out an Application Form to confirm your reservation.... It'll be a lovely relaxing session for you to spend some quality time creating with your Daughter with some tea and cake thrown in for good measure! COST: £18.75 per person.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Children's Summer Workshop - Last Few Spaces Remain!!!

Our Children's Summer Workshops are proving to be very popular, we have only three spaces left for our 2nd August Workshop, so if your child would like to attend please contact Amanda or Karen using the "Email Us" link, top right, to request an Application Form.  There are just four places left on the workshop for 9th August, so hurry before they all go!!

Classes are suitable for both Boys & Girls aged between 7 and 11yrs.  During the workshop your child will have the choice of producing Art on Canvas or a Decorative Journal (see example below).

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Drawing & Painting Classes with Karen

Here are a few snapshots to show a recent drawing session with Karen and also some painting further down, if you would
like information on any of these 
classes please don't hesitate 
to contact us.

Please also remember if you are wanting to send your Child on one of our Summer Workshops either Friday 2nd or Friday 9th August from 10am until 12.30pm, places are limited so to avoid dissapointment please complete a 
booking form (which you can obtain via 
email, just contact us with your email 
address so we can send it out to you) and 
return with payment no later than 23rd July.

Details on all our workshops can be found on the right hand column of this blog, please feel free to email Karen or myself, Amanda, for further information and booking forms.

We now also have a Facebook Page, you can visit it here;

Please "Like" our Facebook page and share it with your friends and family, daily updates from The Little White Studio will be posted on our Facebook page and also details of workshops, regular classes and online Giveaways will be announced here.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Childrens "Arty Parties"

Karen and Amanda, of The Little White Studio are now pleased to offer Children's "Arty Parties" for any kind of celebration.  Here are photos from our latest Party to celebrate Olivia's 7th Birthday.
After arriving at the Studio straight from School the girls began working on a canvas piece of their choice, we were tipped off in advance from Mum that Olivia loved animals so the workshop took on an animal theme.  Above you can see the canvas has been covered with a little music sheet paper at the base, the girls then got to grips with mixing some acrylic paint to create their skyline.
Using a spare canvas the girls had a practice at painting grass using acrylic inks, once they mastered this they then attempted it on their own canvas.
After drying off the wet paint, then came the decorating, each girl picked the animal cut-out of her choice along with pretty paper flower cut-outs, butterflies, descriptive words and pretty embellishments to include bows, glitter and rhinestones.
Using PVA these elements were then added to the canvas and finally doodle "rub-ons" and rubber stamping.  When the canvases were finished the girls then rubber stamped their names onto their very own Masterpieces!
And here are some of the finished pieces with their proud owners.... And so they should be proud, they all did a fantastic job!

The Little White Studio is situated in the grounds of Karen's home, so once the workshop is over the children can play in the garden and then come into the large kitchen for their party food which is provided by Mum!

If you would like to enquire further about "Arty Parties" or our Childrens Summer Art Workshops, please contact the Little White Studio using the email us button at the top right of this blog.