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6 Courses for Creative Mammas

Forget the here-and-now and lose yourselves in paints, clay, charcuterie or the pure joy of flying.

Read on for Muddy Hant’s favourites.


Felt Design… Rum’s Eg, Romsey, Weds 29 Mar, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Revel in felt’s joyous colour and texture focusing on the design and colour-mixing of the fibres plus cutting and layering techniques. You will take home a beautiful collage.


Cure-Your-Own Charcuterie… Parsonage Farm, Upton 

Hampshire’s food scene is firing on all cylinders at the moment and Jamie Oliver favourites, Parsonage Farm Charcuterie, is smack in the creative epicentre. Experiment with bacon, chorizo, salami and the air-drying process; expect local flavour combos that challenge and delight including Hampshire’s very own Twisted Nose Gin — yup, Parsonage Farm, my kind of people.


Aerial Silks and Hoops… Aerial Southampton

Ever dreamt of running away to the circus (or is that just me?). Make like a trapeze artist and swoop through the air with aerial silks and hoops for a sense of unbelievable freedom and joy. This is fantastic for core strength as well and SO much more fun than the gym.


Ceramics… Vinegar Hill Pottery, Milford-on-Sea

Calm, creative, meditative: pottery is the perfect antidote to the busy years of early-childhood or a means to reclaim your identity if the children are grown.  Vinegar Hill Pottery, in the lovely coastal village of Milford-on-Sea, runs small day classes and longer workshops. Up the inspiration by staying in Vinegar’s B&B to pootle around the coast and nearby New Forest.


Painting the Landscape in Watercolours… Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Wed 5 – Thur 6 April

Capture light and form in a simple and fresh way, whenever possible you will venture out into the surrounding countryside. Start an artistic journey that is unending and at times full of frustration and pitfalls yet, for the determined traveller, one that can be so rewarding.


Creative Writing… Peter Symond’s Adult Education, Winchester

Poetry, prose, playwriting and more, indulge your passion for the pen on this weekly course that opens with a writing exercise followed by a opportunities to share your work.




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