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Courses & Events

Courses & Events

We offer a variety of different courses and events, if you have any questions or requirements please contact us.

  • Mobile-for-Web

    Instagram for Business
    Thursday 15th November 2018


    Kat Shayler from SharpFox Social, is running an Instagram for Business Workshop. The course will include:

    • How To Create A Standout Instagram Account (Including Creating a Stellar Biography)
    • What and When To Post
    • How To Find Your Potential Customers On Instagram and How To Talk To Them
    • How and When To Post To Maximise Engagement
    • Instagram Stories – Practical Session
    • Question and Answer Session

    Also, please have an Instagram account installed on your mobile and bring it with you!

    This course accommodates 20 people.

    Find out more about Kat Shayler and the other workshop leaders.

  • Berries-for-web

    Christmas Wreath Making
    Wednesday 12th December 2018


    After many successful workshops at Studio Portobello, Gill Booker is returning to run a Christmas Wreath Workshop on Wednesday 12th December 2017.

    Gill is a Constance Spry trained florist and City and Guild’s Gold Medal of Excellence Winner, who has taught at Missenden Abbey and runs her own Bespoke Floristry business.

    Tickets include all materials required for the workshop, refreshments and goody bag!

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Gill Booker and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Women’s Wellness Workshop

    This workshop, run by Adele Wimsett from Harmonise You, will explore the challenges women’s health faces today and the impact that our lifestyle has on our wellbeing. Some areas we will review include:

    • The impact stress has on our hormones, looking specifically at menopause and natural ways to reduce or manage symptoms
    • Diet
    • Water
    • Movement
    • Stress
    • Toxins
    • Gut Health
    • Plus much more!

    The workshop will conclude by exploring some simple solutions that can have a dramatic impact on improving your health. You will leave with a good understanding of why you feel like you do and be empowered to begin to take control to improve your health.

    Harmonise You, Taking You From Surviving to Thriving

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Adele Wimsett and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Interior Design Basics

    5.00 out of 5

    Whether the place where you live is a mansion or a studio flat it is your ‘castle’, your anchor and your life under one roof. But does it currently feel like a place of welcome and comfort or more a functional collection of furniture?!

    This short course, run by Charlotte Reynolds, aims to give a fun and informal introduction to Interior Decoration. Learn the principles of making the most of the space you have.

    • Planning a room – purpose & practicalities
    • Inspirational effects of colour and light
    • The decorative scheme, style and mood
    • Accessorizing
    • Colour psychology
    • There will be a practical workshop putting together a sample/colour board for a fictional client.

      Bring a photograph (if you would like!) of a room or area of your house that you feel doesn’t ‘work’, for discussion during the morning.

      Refreshments, goody bags and all materials will be provided.

      This course accommodates 5 people.

      Find out more about Charlotte Reynolds and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – An Introduction to Essential Oils

    Essential oils can be used to enhance so many aspects in your life; they really are the most simple, powerful and effective thing you can introduce to your life to enhance your wellbeing.

    In the workshop, run by Adele Wimsett from Harmonise You, you will learn what an essential oil is, how to use them, advice about essential oil safety, how essential oils are produced, and common methods of use. You will leave the class armed with information to inspire you on your oily journey

    So if you’d like to learn how to easily incorporate them into your daily lifestyle to…..

    Support your immunity support
    Aid relaxation
    Improve sleep quality
    Reduce stress relief
    For toxin free skin care and household products
    Improve respiratory support
    Ease muscular and joint pain
    Support with a whole range of health issues
    Support digestive complaints

    …..and so much more, then this is the workshop for you!

    Includes refreshments and goody bag.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Adele Wimsett and the other workshop leaders.

  • Past Event – Autumn Seasonal Sowing

    Autumn Seasonal Sowing Workshop with Julia Parker of Parker’s-Patch Sussex held on Tuesday 7th November 2017.

    Packed with ideas of what to sow in the late autumn Julia will talk you through the different varieties of seeds to be sown and fruit to be planted during November. You will be amazed at how much can actually be sown and planted outside in the vegetable garden and will happily remain during the winter, ready to emerge in the spring.

    With a little organisation and information you will be able to fill your patch with a variety of fruit and veg for all seasons. Julia can also advise on soil identification, preparation, compost and space saving ideas in your garden.

    This workshop lasts for 2 hours followed by discussions over a seasonal soup lunch, information sheets provided.

    12 places available with a minimum of 6 people required. £60 per person to include lunch and a goody bag.

  • Past Event – Personal Branding with Niki Hall

    Niki Hall, The Style Hall is an Image Consultant offering a personal flexible service to both women and men to create effortless style, build confidence and help them feel great about how they look. Niki offers practical, friendly and affordable advice ensuring that The Style Hall is a one-stop-place for anyone who wants to look their best, improve their personal or professional image and feel more confident in themselves. Niki loves clothes and what they can do to a person. She believes everybody has the right to look their best and the right clothes in the right colours really do that. Whether you need an updated professional image, help with your personal style or an updated wardrobe, Niki can teach you how to look your best for any occasion and create the right first impression.

    Come along to Niki’s Personal Branding workshop on 9th November and learn how to use colour to project your chosen image. Are you just setting up a new business, thinking of going back into the workplace after a career break or simply feeling bit lost as to what to wear and could do with a boost? This workshop will help you to understand the psychology of colour and what wearing certain colours will do for you and what messages they will give people. We will also talk about style and give you some tips based on your body shape. A fun and interactive workshop that will help you make the most of your wardrobe, giving you confidence from the outside in.

    A full colour analysis (to be taken at a later date) can be booked at the discounted fee of £110, if booked on the day.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

  • Past Event – Floral Workshop

    5.00 out of 5

    Floral Workshop on Tuesday 9th May and will be run by Gill Booker a Constance Spry trained florist and City and Guild’s Gold Medal of Excellence Winner, who has taught at Missenden Abbey and runs her own Bespoke Floristry business.

    The course will start at 10am and run until 1pm. Starting with coffee and cake, you will make a table centre piece which you can take home at the end of the morning. All participants will also receive a goody bag and there will be a chance to browse the Studio Shop at the end of the morning.

    All materials, containers, flowers and greenery will be included in the price along with refreshments throughout the morning. Booking and payment, by bank transfer, must be made ahead of the date.

    The studio is based in the heart of the Chilterns, with fabulous views across the Pednor Valley. It is a light and airy venue with easy step free access and plenty of parking.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

  • Past Event – Lampshade Making

    5.00 out of 5

    Lampshade Making with Katrina de Toney of Lampshade Parade on Thursday 25th May. During this 3-½ hour course you will learn how to make your very own 30cm drum lampshade to take home with you. All the tips and skills that you acquire on the day will enable you to confidently recreate the steps at home to make more lampshades as and when you wish.

    Katrina will provide all tools, equipment and materials required to make your drum lampshade.

    The course is suitable for complete beginners as all steps will be carefully explained and demonstrated, along with all the short cuts, finer techniques and advice that will take your lampshade from amateur to professional!

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    £58 per person.

  • Past Event – How to Take a Better Photograph

    5.00 out of 5

    Do you love photography but find that you don’t always get the results you were hoping for? Perhaps you have a new camera but never manage to take it off Auto setting? If that sounds familiar then this course could be for you!

    Taught by professional photographer Jenny Kaye, you will discover how to get the most from your camera and achieve great results. Learning about light, camera controls and composition will provide you with the tools to take great eye catching photos, whether your preference is family, landscape, product or other photography.

    This workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical and you will need to bring either a Digital SLR or Bridge camera. (If you do not have a camera but are thinking of buying one we may be able to lend you one)

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    £58 per person

  • Past Event – Fabulous Foods for Women’s Health, 40 & Beyond

    5.00 out of 5

    What you eat can have a profound effect on your health as you grow older. This workshop, hosted by Nutritional Therapist Sue Vaughan, will look at how making the right food choices can help to increase your energy, reduce mood swings, get rid of cravings, improve your memory, reduce anxiety, and even help you to lose weight without dieting.

    You will discover which foods can balance your hormones naturally as you get older, to help with PMS, peri-menopause, menopause and other female health issues, helping you to achieve optimum health at every stage of your life.

    With practical tips, recipes and recommendations for what to add to your weekly shopping list, find out how nutrition can help slow down the ageing process and give you natural health and beauty from the inside out!

    This course accommodates 10 people.


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