Monday, 28 August 2017

Extra day for the Autumn Roadshow

For those going to, or thinking about the Autumn Roadshow at Clare's (see previous post), there is also on offer the chance to paint on Saturday 30 September, too!

For £40 for the day, Clare will teach her 'Cow' picture - same conditions as for the Sunday Woodland Scene - why not make a whole weekend of it and do both classes? Seems like a bargain if you are travelling from afar!

Contact Clare direct to book, or for further information. See previous post for contact details and how to pay.

While I have your attention - don't forget that members are invited to join our new closed Facebook group - BADFA Online.

Friday, 18 August 2017

BADFA Autumn Roadshow

You asked for more BADFA events - well this one is for you!

On Sunday 1 October 2017 we are holding a painting day at Clare's studio in Tilgate Park, Crawley.

Clare will be teaching a woodland scene, shown here.

The cost is £40 plus extra for materials. Bring your own lunch, or buy from the cafe next door.

To book your place and for more information, contact Clare direct at :

For details of how to pay contact

Places are limited, so don't hang about!

Monday, 7 August 2017

July 2017 Newsletter is out - with Hot News!

Hi All,

Shara Reiner
The July newsletter has just gone out to our members, with news of the 2018 Convention guest artist.

We have booked Shara Reiner, from California, to spend three days at our convention. Details of her work can be found on her web site.

We are inviting our own teachers to lead classes at the convention, too.

The convention will be over the weekend of 11/12/13 May 2018. Full details of the event will be in the next newsletter.

ALSO - we have moved our BADFA Online community group to Facebook. The Yahoo! group was never popular, so we reckoned that Facebook would be easier and more accessible for members.

To join the group search in Facebook for 'BADFA Online' and click join. If you are a member, we'll let you in!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Check out the newsletter for other events, too:

Suz Humphires will be at Hampton Court, Kirsty Allsop's Handmade Show, with You Can Folk It, and two more events at 'Let's be Creative' in Rogate.

Sharon Wolf, with a Ros Stallcup inspired bucket design, at Tilgate Park, Crawley

And a BADFA Roadshow in October, also at Tilgate Park.

Details in the news!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Gosh! It's July already!

Well time sure does fly!
But to be honest there hasn't been much news to tell you. The June newsletter is out, and you've all been reading it, but we do have a bit of Breaking News (as they say on the BBC).

The committee are meeting soon, and we will be announcing our big name, guest artist for the 2018 Convention. We just need to get a few bits of paper together to confirm, and then we'll tell you who it is!

I am particularly pleased because her style is different and refreshing - but come back soon and find out all the exciting details.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April 2017 newsletter is out

Just a quick note to let you all know the newsletter has been e-mailed to all members. If you haven't got yours, first check your spam folder, and if you still can't find it let me know.

Have a good read!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Another successful convention!

Thanks to everyone who came to our annual convention in Crick. Thanks to Peggy Harris and Suz Humphreys and Kim Moody for teaching great sessions. Thanks to Jo Sonja and DecoArt for their sponsorship. A great weekend!

We had three days of painting, fun, laughter, and companionship. We've spent time with old friends, and made new friends.

Now we start work on next year's event.

As soon as I get my breath back there will be photos and a report in the newsletter.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Convention 2017 - there's more...

Convention 2017 is coming - 31 March to 2 April! Here is some more information so that you know what you are letting yourself in for. Alongside Peggy Harris we have Suz Humpheys and Kim Moody.

See the Convention 2017 page for full details and a link to the booking form.

Suz Humphreys runs her own business called Surrey Crafts, teaching various arts and crafts classes in Surrey. She is mostly self-taught, spending hours researching and playing with ideas. She has attended workshops with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Dyan Reaveley and of course Andy Skinner!

She teaches mixed media classes, jewellery making and creative embroidery, and loves upcycling; taking unloved items and giving them a makeover. 

She is part of Andy Skinner’s Ministry of Mixology team in the UK, on DecoArt’s Helping Artist programme, and a recognised tutor for ‘You Can Folk It’

She has been published in mixed media magazines and recently launched her own stamp set.

Suz is teaching her feather design on Friday morning and a Folk It design on Friday afternoon.

Kim Moody is returning to teaching art/crafts after a few years doing IT support, and coaching. He and his wife, Julie, ran a ceramic teaching studio near Southampton, and he travel-taught across the south of England as an ambassador for Duncan Enterprises. 

He was taught his stroke-work by the king of brush-strokes, David Hoff, and his ambassador training by the late Gini Figueras, and Rhonda Thorne.

He will teach anything, and his favourite disciplines are trompe l'oeil, and paint effects, and loves to try new techniques. He writes articles, and flash fiction (very short stories) for fun.

He is on DecoArt's Helping Artist programme. 

Kim is teaching mixed media effects on the cover of an art journal on Saturday. He has also been volunteered to take the 'Friday Fun' after dinner ...

Sunday morning's session will be 'Daisies and Ribbons', a stroke work design by BADFA teacher, Rowena Howell. If Rowena is not available, this will be taught by Kim.