It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were sunning our bits in far-flung places, enjoying our summer holidays with no more pressing decisions than the strength of sun factor cream one should wear. Now we are suddenly faced with the looming prospect of Christmas and the tricky issue of where we should spend the day and who should be on the guest list. Time certainly flies, and whilst you grapple with your own delicate Christmas negotiations we wanted to tell you all about our exclusive Christmas classes which are going to be enormous fun and you certainly won’t want to miss. We have two school offerings planned for the month of December: our one-day Christmas masterclasses, and an intensive one-week decoration course for those with more serious Christmas decoration ideas.
We had a wonderful time last week with an invited group of festive enthusiasts for a preview of our one-day class which was jolly good fun and gave a snapshot of what we have in store for this year’s Christmas classes.
We spoke to McQueens senior school tutor, Diana Martinez, to find out what attendees on our Christmas masterclass should expect…
‘Our one-day Christmas masterclasses are the perfect day out and are guaranteed to get you in the party mood The day will be relaxed and informal, but there’s plenty to learn and we will cover all Christmas decoration essentials. The morning will focus on wreath-making techniques with the creation of a door wreath that is guaranteed to make your neighbours green with envy. The afternoon session will be spent examining the perfect options for dressing the Christmas table. The workshops are hands-on practical sessions, with a step-by-step demonstration. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the classic materials of the season with plenty of cinnamon, pine cones, fresh flowers and seasonal foliages. The day will include delicious festive refreshments and a wee dram of mulled wine (for medicinal purposes, naturally). The day is guaranteed to delight and is the perfect day out with a friend to get the party started in style.
One-Day Christmas Masterclass
Thursday 30 November
Friday 01 December
Saturday 02 December
Monday 11 December
Wednesday 13 December
Friday 15 December
Saturday 16 December
Our classes start at 11am and finish at approximately 4pm, with an hour’s break for lunch. Festive refreshments are provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.