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Loose Botanical in Watercolours with Lyn Evans at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns


Greystoke Craft Garden
Greystoke, Penrith
CA11 0UT

Contact Details

Tel: 017684 83984
Lyn likes to paint her watercolours largely from life, choosing blooms which will stay open for a couple of days. She likes interesting shapes so Iris, Lilies and Tulips feature largely in her work. Of course sometimes she uses a photograph, as flowers like peonies have a habit of exploding into life when you least expect it and its better to capture a required image in such cases.

Lyn will teach you how to employ loose watercolour techniques, allowing the pigment and water combination to work their own magic without to much interference being necessary and also using other tools, such as pens, inktense pencils, watercolour pencils, salt and twigs to be used along side your paints can also be used to obtain the beautiful effects from the watercolour.

Lyn will provide the watercolour paper and source material for students and ask that they bring paints, brushes (one no. 6, one no. 12 ) and any other mark making tools they are interested in using. We will send out a list nearer the time. At the end of the day everyone should have at lease one lovely work to take home.

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Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden) is situated just 300yd north of the village green on the edge of the lovely village of Greystoke. The village nestles happily on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles west of Penrith and the Eden Valley and 5 miles north of Ullswater. We have only limited parking and ask workshops attendees to enjoy the 300yd flat walking from the free village car park, alongside the racehorses and past the Castle walls. We will send maps etc on booking confirmation. We have 2 parking spaces reserved for those unable to walk this distance, please let us know. Drop off of students or materials is fine.

Event details

Thu 4 Jun 202010:00 to 16:00
NotesThe Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns hosts over 120 arts, crafts and heritage workshops between March and December each year. On occasions, we may have rooms available to hire for other workshop and course providers, running in parallel to our annual Quirky Workshops programme. For further details re: room hire etc please enquire at We started as Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, serving passing C2C
cyclists since 2005. We have now closed to the general public. Our grateful thanks for your support over the years.