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  • Macrame for Beginners

    Join us at Emberton Pavilion to learn the basic knotting skills before creating your own piece of stylish Macrame Naomi will guide you step by step to create a lovely contemporary wall art. 2024 Thurs 4th April 7.45pm - Wall Art Originating in the 13th century - over the last few years, macramé has become so popular. Spiking a trend for that rustic look in your home, keeping your hands busy or creating a beautiful gift. In this Macramé workshop, learn simple knotting techniques with a step by step guide, and create a stylish piece to adorn your wall at home. Lead by Naomi Rose Johnson this is a very gentle and relaxing class and accompanied by hot drinks and sweet treats, this session is not to be missed! Your Tutor in her own words: My name is Naomi and I am a self-employed artist based in Milton Keynes, UK. I specialise in colour pencil to create unique, detailed and vibrant portraits of pets and animals. I graduated from University with a BA (Hons) in Illustration in the summer of 2016. Since then, I've been busy with commissions, working on my portfolio as well as showcasing my artwork at exhibitions and local craft events!​I have always loved art and animals so I'm very grateful to have turned my hobby into a business, working closely with my customers, bringing joy through bespoke commissions and sending artwork all over the world. I tend to focus on animals because I am very passionate about illustrating the beauty of wildlife and raising awareness about animal issues through my work. In recent years I have turned my hands to creating lovely Macrame creations from simple coaster designs to detailed cushion covers. It has become a love of mine and really complements my extensive house plant collection!

  • Introduction to Watercolour

    Discover the beauty of watercolour painting with thia Introduction to Watercolour course for beginners. This day course is perfect for those who are new to watercolour painting and want to learn the basics. Liddy will guide you through the techniques and materials used in watercolour painting, helping you to create stunning works of art. Running from 10.30am to 3.30pm' this small group course is designed for beginners and improvers, but no experience is expected. We will provide all the materials you will need and as always gently guided in Liddy's relaxed style.. There will be a short break for lunch and you are free to grab a drink/snack at any point during the day as we progress. Lunch can be bought from the fabulous Mill cafe on site. The day will begin with an introduction to materials, skills and techniques and as we progress we will begin a watercolour painting inspired by the Mill Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Black Lion Art Club

    Something Less Boring goes Back to Black! Join us for fun, friendly guided art sessions at The Black Lion. This year, after a fabulous summer season in 2023 we return with a series of fabulous ........... paintings. Grab yourself a drink at the bar and head over to the cosy covered patio at The Black Lion this summer, if the temperature drops a little, later in the evening we have a supply of blankets to keep you warm Mon 13th May 7.30pm - TBC Mon 10th June 7.30pm - TBC Mon 8th July 7.30pm - TBC Mon 12th August 7.30pm - TBC Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeble art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Sip & Paint at Wharf Distillery

    Book any of the sessions before the end of January and receive 10% off with promo code "WharfSummer" Join Liddy at the fabulous new event space at Wharf Distillery, Towcester. We'll be painting a series of floral, botanical watercolours over the course of four events this summer, we hope you like them! Included in the price will be your choice of one of Wharf's artisan spirits and a mixer. Our very first session will be the delicate... Summer 2024 Fri 10th May 7.30pm - Fri 14th June 7.30pm - Fri 12th July 7.30pm - Fri 16th August 7.30pm - There is no parking on the distillery site, however parking can be found at Tove Court public car park less than five minutes walk away, plus street parking in the centre of Towcester. Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeble art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Great Gelato Art Club

    Join us for an evening of art and deliciousness at Great Gelato in Newton Leys, your first stop for Italian ice cream, where gelato is made fresh from scratch every single day. Fri 26th January 7pm - "Lemon & Blossom" SOLD OUT Fri 15th March 7pm - "Pancake Stack" During the session, you'll be guided by our very friendly, and knowledgeable art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Our cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity as well as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Cod & Waffle Sip n Paint - Leighton B

    Join us for an evening's guided art at the fantastic Cod & Waffle Restaurant, we provide all the materials and all the guidance you might want, plus your first drink. Create your own piece of art at this gently guided art session, relax and enjoy the journey Wed 17th Jan 7pm - Coffee & Doughnuts SOLD OUT Wed 21st Feb 7pm - Bamboo Sunrise SOLD OUT Wed 27th March 7pm - The Barn Owl Wed 17th April 7.30pm - Stack of Pebbles Wed 22nd May 7.30pm - Pastel Roses Wed 12th June 7.30pm - The Rainbow Turtle Wed 17th July 7.30pm - Mondrian’s Irises Wed 21st Aug 7.30pm - It’s Still Life Wed 18th Sept 7.30pm - Blue & Yellow Macaw Wed 16th Oct 7.30pm - The Blue Mountain Wed 20th Nov 7pm - In the Woods Cod and Waffle also offer a fabulous Three Course Pre-Art Meal, for £22 (includes, starter, main and dessert waffle). Check out their menu here - www.facebook.com/codandwaffle Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowleadgeble art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. About your tutor: Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions! In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Art at the Hart - Sherington (Monthly)

    Our fun, friendly guided art session at the White Hart, usually the first Wednesday of the month! Your first drink is included to aid the creative process. Sip & Paint 2024 Wed 10th Jan 7.45pm - Coffee & Doughnuts Wed 7th Feb 7.45pm - Bamboo Sunrise Wed 6th March 7.45pm - The Barn Owl Wed 3rd April 7.45pm - A Stack of Pebbles Wed 1st May 7.45pm - Pastel Roses Wed 5th June 7.45pm - The Rainbow Turtle Wed 3rd July 7.45pm - Mondrian’s Irises Wed 7th Aug 7.45pm - It’s Still Life Wed 11th Sept 7.45pm - Blue & Yellow Macaw Wed 2nd Oct 7.45pm - The Blue Mountain Wed 6th Nov 7.45pm - In the Woods Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeable art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • The Occasional Art Club

    You really don't want to be missing these gentle art sessions on Thursdays at Emberton Pavilion, guided in Liddy's relaxed style with coffee, tea and plenty of sweet treats for hungry artists! Thursday 15th February 7.45pm - The Cat, in watercolour SOLD OUT Thursday 30th May 7.45pm - Silver Birch Thursday 6th June 7.45pm - Highland Cow Thursday 13th June 7.45pm - The Badger Thursday 15th August 7.45pm - TBC Thursday 24th October 7.45pm - The Black Cat in watercolour All materials are provided, just come along and enjoy a relaxed evening with paintbrush in hand, cuppa in the other Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity as well as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeable art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Infrequent Art Club - Newport Pagnell

    Enjoy one of Out of Office's speciality coffee with a slice of cake as your creativity blossoms. Gently guided by Liddy, we supply all the materials you need, you'll enjoy creating your own piece of artwork in this lovely coffee shop in Newport Pagnell Please note new price levels from 8th Jan: Standard - £22 (no refreshments included) Incl Coffee & Cake - £25 Flexi plus Coffee & Cake - £27.50 Fri 12th Jan 7pm - Coffee & Doughnuts Fri 2nd Feb 7pm - Bamboo Sunrise Fri 1st March 7pm - The Barn Owl Fri 5th April 7pm - Stack of Pebbles Fri 3rd May 7pm - Pastel Roses Fri 7th June 7pm - The Rainbow Turtle Fri 5th July 7pm - Mondrian’s Irises Fri 2nd Aug 7pm - It’s Still Life Fri 13th Sept 7pm - Blue & Yellow Macaw Fri 4th Oct 7pm - The Blue Mountain Fri 1st Nov 7pm - Into the Woods These art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeble art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. About the Tutor: Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Art on the Water - Milton Keynes

    Small group art sessions aboard Milton Keynes Community Boat, Electra Sat 27th April 10am - Sketchbook Kingfisher Sat 8th June 10am - Sketchbook Canada Goose Sketchbook - During this gentle two and a half hour return cruise on the canal between Campbell Wharf and Great Linford Wharf. Liddy will teach how to make effective use of composition, to put together a creative layout across a few sketchbook pages and how to observe and work in response to the environment you're in by creating artwork on location, before starting on a watercolour Heron painting. We'll provide materials and a sketchbook for you to keep too. About our art activities. You'll be guided by our very friendly, and knowledgeable art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair. As always our style is relaxed and enjoyable and open to all abilities Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14. However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. (please arrive 15 minutes before departure time) Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a degree qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages

  • Sip & Paint at Namji

    Join us at Namji inside the Xscape in central Milton Keynes for an evening of creativity, we'll bring the paint, brushes and guidance if you bring the refreshments! We'll provide light bites and tasty Punjabi snacks, soft drinks are available, but feel free to bring along your own favourite tipple if you like. You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeable art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Our Sip & Paint art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity as well as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Tues 13th February 7.30pm - Bamboo Sunset Tues 12th March 7.30pm - The Barn Owl Tues 9th April 7.30pm - Stack of Pebbles Tues 14th May 7.30pm - Pastel Roses Tues 11th June 7.30pm - The Rainbow Turtle Tues 9th July 7.30pm - Mondrian's Irises Tues 13th Aug 7.30pm - It's Still Life Tues 8th Oct 7.30pm - TBC Tues 12th Nov 7.30pm - TBC Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14, however, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. We have two booking categories - Standard and Flexible Standard - allows you to cancel or transfer up to 10 days before the event Flexible - allows cancellation up to 10 days before the event or to transfer the booking up to 24 hours before the event. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

  • Art Club at Star & Garter

    The Star & Garter in Silsoe is under new management and had a spruce up too! Come along and enjoy a couple of hours painting at the gently guided by Liddy, who will show you tips and tricks to get the best out of that inner creativity! All materials are provided, plus the first drink is on us! Just show up and have fun! Tues 16th Jan 7.30pm - Coffee & Doughnuts Tues 20th Feb 7.30pm - Bamboo Sunrise Our pub/cafe art workshops are an ideal way for beginners or improvers to enjoy an evening of creativity aswell as learning a range of techniques in a warm welcoming environment You'll be guided through by our very friendly, and knowledgeble art tutor, Liddy. You are free to take as much guidance as you like, but we certainly won't restrict your creative flair Please arrive around 10 minutes before the event begins By the end of the evening, you will have some new skills and your own piece of wall worthy art. Our events are recommended for anyone over the age of 14 . However, please advise in the booking notes us if you are booking for anyone under the age of 18 as each venue has different licensing rules. Liddy is the creative force and main tutor with Something Less Boring. She is a qualified Illustrator and also a qualified teacher. Liddy taught art for over 10 years at secondary school level before leaving to found Something Less Boring in 2017 with the aim of bringing art and sport to all ages regardless of ability in a fun, creative and inclusive way. Since April 2020 we estimate that Liddy has taught close to 500 online art sessions In her own words: "From as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about being an artist and illustrator. My passion has always been for art and I have always enjoyed being creative. Some of my fondest childhood memories are those spent with my siblings creating stories, drawing illustrations and making books. I guess it was from here that a profound love for all things creative was born and nurtured."

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