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Charleston Inspired workshop - Sarah Hall Baqai

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023

09:30 - 16:00pm


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Charleston Inspired Workshop with Sarah Hall Baqai

Indulge yourself with a day of inspiration and art

Decorate a keepsake box and create a slotted paper garland using inspiration from Charleston House, and the artists Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant


The workshop will consist of a short introduction about the Bloomsbury group and the Omega Workshop artists, in particular Vanessa Bell and and Duncan Grant and the painted interior of Charleston House, a modest farmhouse in East Sussex. Today a visit there transports you into a world where everything is beautiful and anything is possible.

We will look at the colours, patterns and paint techniques used by the artists to transform the house with decoration: murals, artworks and mementoes.

You’ll use this opportunity to try out their techniques, patterns and colours to decorate slot-together elements of a garland which will lead into the decisions of how you would like to decorate a wooden box, one of the objects which appear in the interior at Charleston.


Using Annie Sloan chalk paints inspired by the colours at Charleston, you will apply decorative patterns using the techniques and inspiration taken from this exuberant interior to decorate a beautiful and useful keepsake  box (20cm x 25cm x 10 cm)

You will be fuelled with refreshments along the way including a 2 course lunch by ‘Papaya’.