Make a Felted Abstract Painting at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Create your very own felt painting masterpiece in this live online class.



2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public dates), 2 to 15

label £35 - £39 (£39 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £35 for 4+ guests)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-4 days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

If you want some creative things to do when bored, then this is the class for you. Be inspired by the masters of abstract art. You can make designs like Matisse's Cut-outs, Braque's The Birds, Bauhaus weavings, and more.

In this live online class, you will make an abstract design using coloured pre-felt shapes. Then you will place them atop of an A4 (or two A5) size pre-felt background. Using wet felt techniques, you will then bring your cut pre-felt together into the finished piece without the need for glue or a single stitch! You will get all the tools and pre-felt you need in your craft kit.

Pre-felt is perfect for creating collage-style imagery like in this online, DIY craft workshop. It is a partially processed felt, somewhere between the loose fluffy wool fibres and fully fused felt fabric. It can be cut into clean, crisp shapes and will keep its form very well.

When you develop your pre-felt into a fully formed painting, it takes a series of repetitive actions. Many people find this a real stress buster. It's a really productive thing to do at home if you need a way to relax.

It is a real hands-on activity, so if you have arthritis or a similar condition in your hands, you may find parts of the process more challenging. Your friendly teacher will be there to give advice whenever you need it.

If you want to do this class with children under 15 please request a date for a private class.


Knowledge Required
Great for all ages and abilities with successful outcomes including primary school art clubs.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A selection of pre-felt pieces in various colours and sizes.
  • An A4 background in a choice of three background colours: natural, blue or plaster.
  • 1 x A4 tracing paper.
  • 1 x A6 freezer paper.
  • A net.
  • A chunk of olive oil soap.
  • Bubble wrap.
What you'll need
  • Embroidery/textile scissors or nail scissors.
  • Cardboard tube from tinfoil/cling film or rolling pin.
  • A plant spray bottle, if you have one.
  • A couple of tea towels or similar.
  • Access to a water supply/sink.
  • Your DIY kit sent in advance.
  • Any designs you have worked up from the pre-workshop notes.
  • A creative spirit!
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher

Tabletop Workshops is the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It and is run by Heather Fiona Martin.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced wet felt maker who for well over a decade has been making felt with people of all ages and with widely differing abilities in educational and community settings across Greater London.

Purr & Wag It (PaW), her wet felted pet portraits and landscapes small business was born out of a gift for her brother. It marries her love of animals with her love for making and in particular pushing the boundaries of fine detail in wet felt making.

Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of the business affords Heather the opportunity and the great enjoyment of facilitating others creativity in the relaxed setting of her home in Camberwell. She lives with her daughter and 3 cats. Winnie and the boys will be elsewhere in the house during the workshops but if you have cat allergies Tabletop Workshops may not be the right creative space for you.

Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

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