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BOBBY BRITNELL Textile Artist and Tutor

We begin 2018 with another fabulous line up of tutors delivering high quality courses. Many of our favourite tutors are returning once again and will be offering new courses, plus I will have one new tutor coming over from Turkey to teach an exciting two day painting course. Courses will be for two, three or four days. I will be continuing with my two drawing and painting workshops, both of which welcome in new students when places become available and any level of experience is welcomed. Ruth Issett is also continuing with ‘Crazy for Colour’ and ‘Colour Investigations’. Crazy for Colour is one day a month and Colour Investigation runs for 2 days every 6 weeks approximately. What all the tutors have in common are great teaching skills and a generosity of spirit. So do sit back with a cup of tea or something stronger and make your choice from the many exciting courses on offer and remember that everything that happens at Moor Hall is through word of mouth, so do pass on the word. If you do not know this part of the country, South Shropshire is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Moor Hall Farmhouse is a 450 year old farmhouse of great historical interest. It is also the second hunting lodge from Clun Castle. The studio is light and well equipped, with facilities for making refreshments and gardens for exploring. The surrounding area is perfect for walking and cycling, drawing and photography.

DURATION OF SESSIONS ~ All sessions run from 10.00 to 4.00, although on longer courses students are welcome to stay in the studio and carry on working, use the library or relax in the gardens or even explore the surrounding area. Please arrive in time to settle and have a drink.

LUNCH BOX ~ Scrummy lunchboxes can also be provided for all courses except the on-going courses with Ruth Issett and myself where packed lunches are recommended. You may also prefer to provide a packed lunch on any of the courses. The studio does have a fridge, microwave and a couple of electric rings, all for students use.

ACCOMMODATION ~ Information on recommended  places to stay can be found on my website There is also a site for caravan club members down the lane and camping for the more adventurous in the village.

MAILING LIST ~ Please let me have your email address to go onto my mailing list as this is where you will hear about courses as they come up and also see the wonderful work produced.

BOOKING ~ Please book on line at



 BOBBY BRITNELL                      

Drawing and Painting 

Moor Art 1

Wednesdays: fortnightly     

£35 per session payable 6 in advance for the course = £210

Moor Art 2

Weekends: monthly                           

£70 per weekend payable 3 in advance for the course = £210

Art courses offering insight into innovative art projects, exploring many ways of using techniques/media. Critique of work, artist research, lively discussion are essential parts of each session.

See website for these dates.


RUTH ISSETT                 

Crazy for Colour

 Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, ~ Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Nov 29

£400 for a 8 session course (£200 + £200)

A challenging course of nine one day sessions through the year, for those with textile experience. Includes in depth exploration of colour and composition on paper and fabric using dyeing/printing/stitch.


RUTH ISSETT                 

Colour Investigations

Jan 31/Feb 1, Mar 14/15,  Apr 25/26, ~ Sept 12/13, Oct 24/25, Dec 5/6

£600 for 12 session courses (£300 + £300)

Structured, two day classes using paper/fabric/stitch with print media/dye Exploration of design and pattern applied to fabric, stitch and paper.



BOBBY BRITNELL                                             

6/7 April

Everyone can draw                                           

£130 for 2 days

So you think you cannot draw? Come along to this course and be proved wrong. Be shown how to use basic dry drawing media in creating line, tone, space and composition in your work. Leave with the confidence to do more and a set of work you feel proud of.


JENNIFER COLLIER                               

16/17 April      

Paper Lampshades                             

£130 for 2 days

Create your own beautiful recycled paper lampshade using lovely vintage papers and by up-cycling existing frames. You will be shown all steps of the process, from how to create a pattern to fit your frame, to how to stitch the papers together to form the shade.


MATTHEW HARRIS                                 

27/28/29 April  


£350 for 3 days

A project that looks at the calligraphic mark as a creative starting point. Through drawing and sampling we will explore both the narrative and abstract potential of hand written text, and develop exciting new visual ideas about form, pattern, scale, shape and structure within textiles.


RUTH ISSETT                                         

11/12/13 May

Stitched surfaces to dye for                 

£195 for 3 days

Using white or neutral fabrics create variety of stitched surfaces using layers of non synthetic fabric and threads. Then dye paint them, to create rich glowing stitched surfaces.


JAN BEANEY                                         

19/20 June

Stitch a Landscape – From Design to Finished Piece

£130 for 2 days

Students will be encouraged to design and create a panel depicting aspects of landscape. After experimentation, the main elements of composition will be drawn or printed on to a ground fabric and developed further with bonding, hand or machine stitching as appropriate.


DAVID TRESS                                         

22/23/24 June

Landscape Explorations: Looking and Exploring

£390 for 3 days

A landscape painting course in which you will look at the building blocks which underlie representational landscape painting: light, space, tone colour, perspective, composition. You will consider ways in which an expressive response to landscape might be explored. Course includes demonstrations, studio work, and sketching and drawing in the surroundings of Moor Hall. Tuition will be individual and as a group.


BOBBY BRITNELL                                             

30 June 1 July Personal Development                          

£130 for 2 days

Two days for serious students wishing to explore their own personal themes within a creative environment of investigation, observation and discovery. Students will be expected to bring in their on-going work for discussion and development.


DOROTHY TUCKER                                

2/3 July    

Kantha – Not Just Old Cloth                  

£130 for 2 days

Explore the ephemeral qualities of old Kantha –  the worn areas, areas patched over and repaired, where the stitching has come away or a design remains  void, the marks and stains etc – to find inspiration for

our own stitched textiles.


JEAN LITTLEJOHN                                  

5/6 July

Pattern in Profusion                                

£130 for 2 days

On this course we will develop a joyous cloth and select from a range of techniques including hand, machine, appliqué and the embellishing machine. Our sources of inspiration could include inspiration from other cultures as well as traditional lace (but not as you know it).


ROSE SHUTTLEWORTH                          

19/20 July        


£130 for 2 days

The power of colour and its use in communicating your interpretation of responses to the beauty of local landscape or that of your inner world: your imagination. A new course to Moor Hall and one for those who enjoy working with paint and colour.


AMANDA CLAYTON                                

23/24/25 July

Fragile Forms                                                   

£195 for 3 days

We shall use the qualities of natural objects to develop fragile forms in cloth and hand stitch. The local landscape will also play a part in their transformation. An inspirational course with plenty of opportunity for personal development.


ALICE FOX                                             

30/31 Aug 1/2 Sept       

Land Marks                                          

£300 for 4 days

Exploring the wonderful surroundings we will use a variety of ways to record the landscape around us. Using gathered materials in a range of techniques we will make marks that record our experience,  bringing these together into tactile book forms.

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