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Art Inspiration


Looking for some relaxation time with a difference?

At Artistic ReTreats we understand the importance of finding time to inspire & fulfill your creative potential.


Sculpt stunning figures

Sculpt stunning figures

Create amazing textured canvases

Create amazing textured canvases

Learn about our ART@Home Service

Learn about our ART@Home Service

Explore our Art Supplies

Explore our Art Supplies

About Artistic ReTreats

Creative people.  Inspiring Courses.

Everyone needs time out from their busy lives to relax and re-energise. Here at Artistic ReTreats we offer a range of relaxing art-based workshops run from our purpose-built studio in rural Northamptonshire & selected other locations in Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire.

Learn how to turn recycled textiles into beautiful sculpture, play with mixed media techniques and image transfer, or create a textured canvas - the choice is yours. Alternatively, if you would prefer to get creative in your own craft room then we stock the full range of Powertex art supplies & expert product advice to achieve your project at home.

Or why not take advantage of our 'ART@Home' service?  Imagine - you and a group of friends creating beautiful art, in the comfort of your own home or craft club. We will come to you, provide all materials and tailor a package to suit your requirements.

Please open the documents to see all the tips and techniques for getting the best out of Powertex products.

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The Powertex range provides superior quality 3D artwork materials suitable for artists and crafters from beginners to experts

  • At the core of the range is a versatile, environmentally friendly, acid free, water based textile hardener.
  • Powertex gives form and structure to various materials such as fabric and cardboard.
  • Additional products, such as Stone Art, colour pigments and Powerprint allow you to create amazing indoor and outdoor artwork.
  • Make garden sculptures, home decor, unique jewelry, and much more!

No other product range matches the versatility and effects of Powertex.

Powertex has proven its success throughout Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia. Now, for the first time, Powertex British Isles Ltd provides the UK and Ireland with the product range.

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We have a fantastic  Studio designed for inspirationWe have a fantastic  Studio designed for inspiration

We have a fantastic Studio designed for inspiration

Our purpose built studio in rural Northamptonshire is the perfect place to get creative, surrounded by inspirational art in a relaxing atmosphere.

All our workshops are run in small groups with expert tuition to ensure everyone gets the individual attention required to produce a piece of art to be proud of.

For larger groups, we are happy to work with you to find a suitable venue near you & to tailor the workshop content to meet your needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Approved Supplier of  Powertex Art SuppliesApproved Supplier of  Powertex Art Supplies

Approved Supplier of Powertex Art Supplies

The Powertex range provides superior quality 3D art materials suitable for artists & crafters, from beginners to experts.

At the core of the range is a versatile , water-based, environmentally friendly, acid free fabric hardener, which can be used to give form & structure to all natural fibre materials.

Additional products in the range allow you to create amazing indoor & outdoor artwork in a wide variety of textures & finishes. Make sculpture, home décor, unique jewellery, mixed media canvases & much more...

With a proven track record throughout Europe, North America, South Africa & Australia, Powertex has now arrived in the UK & Ireland. No other product range matches the versatility & effects of Powertex as an art medium