Sunday, 19 July 2015

Encaustic Art - Painting with Hot Wax at Chapel Crafts

Ever wondered how they create those vivid, timeless paintings that almost look like they made of wax? The answer is they are, coloured beeswax heated, melted and controlled as the painter sculpts into a painting.



Encaustic Art has been around since Egyptian times recorded on wood, in portraits of mummies resurfacing in the 20th century when a painter rediscovered the technique.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encaustic_painting


Remaining popular throughout the 1900 as painters use hot appliances, irons and various tools and metal instruments to maintain control of the wax as it heats and cools.





This style of painting can be used to create fine detailing and colour control that can be compared to the detail found in paintings using other materials like, Acrylics, Watercolour and Oils.


Encaustic Art has been featured as one of our #freeartinaugust event that has given the community an opportunity to try a range of arts and crafts for themselves.



Thanks to the success of these free workshops Chapel Crafts will be running additional workshops and classes every month. Check out the link below for monthly demonstrations.


Want to join our Classes? 01686 640722

Chapel Crafts are proud to announce a New Encaustic art class and demonstration! Encaustic Art is painting with an iron and hot waxes, I will be running a weekend class, 2 hours approx, the weekend of the 25th or 26th of July.
Anyone interested please get in touch so that I can decide which day will suit most of you, the cost will be £10-00, and the time will be 2-approx 4-30pm.
Come along and have some fun, you can message me or ring 01686 640 722. looking forward to hearing from you. Pammy Jones
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Chapel Crafts and Art Studio invite you to visit us! We are nestled in the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire, high above the idyllic black and white cottages of Berriew is Chapel Crafts. Taking a short trip from the village of Berriew, up the winding lanes, into rolling hills and you will find Cefn-Y-Faenor Community Chapel standing solid and proud as it has done since it was constructed in 1826. 

Chapel Crafts Community Art projects believes that creativity enriches the mind, body and soul and as such, our team of volunteers invites you to share in the talents of others. We encourage you and your family to take part in our free workshops and demonstrations in the serene and tranquil setting that the Chapel and its hilltop garden provides. 

Open 10-4pm and 7-9pm Daily (please call to confirm in advance)
Other times and group (visits by appointment only)
Free Entry and refreshments (Donations welcome)

For our latest Free Workshops, demonstrations and classes visit our Blog (http://chapelcrafts.co.uk/)

Map and Directions: (http://goo.gl/maps/0vZzs)

Chapel Crafts, Cefn-Y-Faenor, Berriew, SY218PP.
Tel: 01686 640722
Email: info@chapelcrafts.co.uk



Wednesday, 15 July 2015

She lives with the Almighty - Pammy's Journey

One of the most difficult things to do is to leave a relationship, you thought that your life was all mapped out and there you would stay, it takes great courage to change. Even when things are bad, we are programmed to make the best of it, perhaps blame yourself, or external factors, rather than face the truth, the relationship has died.


Pammy sharing her adventures with you.



To truly love it is then we should let go. So here I was, with my God, the chapel seemed almost as neglected love wise as I, silly as that sounds thats how it felt. I had a friend albeit a building, something that had suffered, just like me and mine. I had photos of the neglect that the building endured, knew of the local fears of ghosts etc, and of the wanton neglect, of using this wonderful place, as a urinal, on the way home from the pub, that was before it was restored, but still, not nice.

The Chapel proudly standing even after years of neglect.

How was I going to make a go of it, my job was meager and they cut our hours, to make sure we did not get holiday pay, but at least I had a job, slowly but surely, with the help of my daughter contributing towards the rent, and my eldest son laying out gardens, and my younger son and his family visiting often, I began to map out my new life.


Pammy's son lovingly created a hilltop Garden full of awe and wonderment.

After spending 18 months for the most part freezing, and in my wellies, I had a wall mural, this I felt was very important, I had to recognise and make public that, this was a former chapel, people had prayed here, it had been a very important part of country life, people congregated here with respect for God. I would keep this respect, with my mural.


It took 18 months for Pammy to complete this religious mural.


People became interested in what I was doing eventually, and groups of people would visit, one such group was the elderly from a day center where I taught, I would welcome them all and show them round, perhaps do a painting and lay on tea and cakes.


Pammy's mural makes an awesome backdrop to her painting classes and Artist demonstrations.


I knew these people well, there were two women sitting in the garden, the one said to the other,"do you think she is afraid living here all alone," The other lady dug her in the ribs and replied "Don,t be stupid, She lives with the Almighty." and that just about sums it up.

Pammy's Ostrich egg loved depicting a hand painted interpretation of the Ascension to Heaven.  
If you have enjoyed reading my short story then perhaps you'd like to read Faith, Hope and Freedom - Pammy's Journey

Nestled in the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire, high above the idyllic black and white cottages of Berriew is Chapel Crafts. Taking a short trip from the village of Berriew, up the winding lanes, into rolling hills and you will find Cefn-Y-Faenor Community Chapel standing solid and proud as it has done since it was constructed in 1826.

Chapel Crafts Community Art projects believes that creativity enriches the mind, body and soul and as such, our team of volunteers invites you to share in the talents of others. We encourage you and your family to take part in our free workshops and demonstrations in the serene and tranquil setting that the Chapel and its hilltop garden provides.

Open 10-4pm and 7-9pm Daily (please call to confirm in advance)
Other times and group (visits by appointment only)
Free Entry and refreshments (Donations welcome)

For our latest Workshops, demonstrations and classes follow our Twitter & Facebook pages.

Map and Directions: (http://goo.gl/maps/0vZzs)

Chapel Crafts, Cefn-Y-Faenor, Berriew, SY218PP.
Tel: 01686 640722

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pammy's Pheasant Trio - Sacred Garden



Never underestimate a bird, One day I went for a walk down to the shop, 2 miles away, on my way back, I did not have a dog at that time, I saw some cows leaning over a gate and went to have a closer look. As I neared them a pheasant came charging out from the field, and started to fly at me claws first, I was shocked and terrified. 

I tried to make a hasty retreat, walking as fast as my little legs would go, but it came after me charging claws raised, flying up at my body, I tried running, but to no avail, still it pursued me. I had no choice but to hit it with a stick and still it came at me, not a single car came past, even though I was praying for someone to come. 

Finally I found a bigger stick and whacked it right across the head hard as I could, it rocked the bird for a moment and he gave up on savage me, but that bird had chased and scared me for half a mile. I do not go out without Pippie and a big stick now.

That said and living in a area of Mid Wales dedicated to a pheasant shoot, I do Love the Pheasants and have declared sanctuary for all that choose to rest in my sacred garden a while.

Love Pammy!







Nestled in the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire, high above the idyllic black and white cottages of Berriew is Chapel Crafts. Taking a short trip from the village of Berriew, up the winding lanes, into rolling hills and you will find Cefn-Y-Faenor Community Chapel standing solid and proud as it has done since it was constructed in 1826. 

Chapel Crafts Community Art projects believes that creativity enriches the mind, body and soul and as such, our team of volunteers invites you to share in the talents of others. We encourage you and your family to take part in our free workshops and demonstrations in the serene and tranquil setting that the Chapel and its hilltop garden provides. 

Open 10-4pm and 7-9pm Daily (please call to confirm in advance)
Other times and group (visits by appointment only)
Free Entry and refreshments (Donations welcome)

For our latest Workshops, demonstrations and classes follow our Twitter & Facebook pages.

Map and Directions: (http://goo.gl/maps/0vZzs)

Chapel Crafts, Cefn-Y-Faenor, Berriew, SY218PP.
Tel: 01686 640722
Email: info@chapelcrafts.co.uk

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Pippie Steals the Show at Chapel Crafts

I really enjoy my teaching, I am not an academic, I simply teach painting techniques, but I am a fully qualified teacher. Soon after qualifying I started my classes in my lovely Chapel Chapel studio, I was naturally nervous, and whilst trying to create a homely atmosphere with my pets around, I also wanted all to go well professionally.





 Paintings for sale

Monday, 6 July 2015

Pammy's 99p Auction Pallet Knife Painting for Parkinsons UK


Pammy is very fond of her pallet knife painting created by a group of art students under Pammy's guidance, which means you get to own a completely original, unique and unusual piece of art work.

Click on any picture and sign in to Ebay to bid and donate to Parkinson's UK.

As an Art Tutor I am always looking for new and exciting ways to structure a painting class for this tutorial I made it a collaboration. 

I wanted to show how to paint with a palette knife, these can take a great deal of paint, so I decided to do just the one painting. 

I thought it would be too boring for people, just to watch me so decided to include them, with each person experiencing the technique, I expected three or four to turn up, but low and behold 17 people turned up that day!

 Oh what fun we had, it was great, must do more of these and a great way to raise money for a worthy charity like Parkinson's UK.





Titled: "Flora - Flowers In A Vase" A Contemporary Pallet Knife Mixed Media Painting Art Canvas measuring 32" x 26" starting at just 99p on Ebay



This auction donates to Parkinson's UK so please bid or share with friends.



                     Click on any picture and sign in to Ebay to bid and donate to Parkinson's UK.





Pammy's pallet knife and canvas paintings are usually commissioned and sent all over the World. Here is a rare chance to bid and proudly display one of Pammy's original masterpiece's in your own home, work or office space.

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