How do I become a Powertex UK tutor?

Powertex Uk are on the look out for tutors. We need you! Become certified to teach workshops officially with Powertex a universal medium. Great for all your mixed media, fine art, crafts and sculpture projects. Think you’ve got what it takes? Read on to find out more.

Certified Powertex UK tutor Jan at Jan’s Crafty Matters shares with us her story. She shows a bit of a determination and hard work goes a long way. Now she has a great set up for her workshops. Her very own studio and a group of regular students to her workshops.

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When I became a Powertex tutor I had a dream of having my own studio, where I could be creative but also run workshops in my own space. We would all love our ideas to turn into reality as quickly as we dream them. However, as it’s happened with my Powertex tutor colleagues, I would have to wait a little while for them to become a reality. In the beginning I started with what I had my dining room made a perfect studio and the garden made an inspiring work space on sunny days.  Circumstances changed as it does with so many of us when I then moved to a flat. My powertex work area became smaller, and I had to think up different ways I could share my passion with others.

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I tried hiring a hall, but the circumstances weren’t ideal for what I needed. I knew that there were other avenues out there for me and my love of creating, teaching and sharing my Powertex passion kept me on the right path. My break came when I managed to get a permanent slot at Basingstoke Hobbycraft. Students were able to see Powertex in action and couldn’t wait to book on to a class!

My Powertex journey was progressing. I managed to get a following of ladies who came to Hobbycraft regularly. I still had my dream, and the idea was always in the back of my mind but with the success of my classes, it made its way down to the bottom of the priority list.

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Then an opportunity arose where I was contacted through advertising I’d done on social media. I was offered another space to hold workshops in Bracknell.  Workshops got busy! And I was having to take my Powertex stash up and down the stairs to my flat at least twice a week. This wasn’t ideal. It led me to enquire about a permanent space in my new workshop location.  They were delighted to have me, but the area wasn’t going to suit my needs. Without being deterred I continued on with my dream.

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My close friend Tina, told me her partner had outgrown her creation space in their flat (she makes beautiful mosaic mirrors) and a light bulb lit between us – why not share a workspace; if we found a one that would suit our needs it could work!

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After extensive searching we finally found our dream – a unit big enough for both of us, that matched all our needs.  We moved in on Sunday 28th October and I am so happy.  As soon as I walk in the door, all my worries disappear and I have a little bubble to work on my Powertex ideas, future workshops and items to sell. Who knows what the future will bring but I am going to be continuing to work hard at making this studio dream a success, enabling me to be here for years to come. Workshops in the studio are now being planned for the New Year. And I couldn’t think of a better way to start it off.

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It’s taken me some time to make my dreams a reality but in that time I never waived. I continued on through all life threw at me. I needed to learn from each opportunity that arose to get to this point and keep the faith that my hard work would come through. I had some horrible personal moments (the death of my Mum), some fantastic times (Powertex Tutor Retreats) and the love and understanding of dear friends and my family but finally I have my dream.  I have a good feeling that I may be in my lovely studio for several years to come.

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If you feel inspired by any of the Powertex Uk tutors stories and want to turn your dreams into a reality send an email to info@powertex.co.uk, with a bit about yourself and the location you are in. And you will be sent info on becoming a tutor and joining the Powertex family. If you fancy going to a Powertex workshop look on the new tutor directory on the Powertex website to find your local tutor.

Fancy diving straight in, order from the Powertex UK website and get free delivery when you spend over £35 and subscribe to Traceys you tube channel or buy one of Traceys easy to follow tutorials found on the Powertex UK website.

Do You Look Like A Powertexer?

So what exactly does a Powertexer look like? How can I best describe a group of Powertexers?

Can you spot a fellow Powertexer out in the wild? I’m not showing off when I say “I can!”, though I’m not sure this could be listed as a separate skill on my CV……

Does it say more about me or the guests when I tell you that I was able to guess who was a Powertex Garden Party Guest, just by looking at them! Most of the guests attending the Garden Party stayed overnight at a nearby hotel. I went to the hotel to meet everyone there and ensure they made it on to the coach on time. Even though I had never met or seen any of the guests before, I was confident I could spot a ‘Powertexer’ a mile off. And I was correct! I had wanted a to wear a crown or a tiara or at least a golden sash with POWERTEX GARDEN PARTY embossed on it so people would know who I was when approaching them in the hotel grounds but alas, I only had these thoughts on the way to the hotel so it was too late and I would have to rely on intuition.

Well, I say intuition but in reality it is a trained eye. I can spot a Powertexer at 50 paces. Maybe it is a certain glint in their eye, a splodge of Powertex on their shoes, nails that can’t quite be polished to perfection because they’ve been dipped in Powertex for too long. I’m not sure exactly, it could be a combination of all those things. Powertexers come in all shapes and sizes and ages. They blow the traditional crafter stereotype out the window because we sure as hell can’t be squashed into many conformity boxes, I think we are somewhat notorious in the arts and crafts world for being non-conformists! Powertexers are fun, they’re friendly, they give off a certain vibe, they do not ‘fit the mould’ in any conventional sense.

Maybe it’s because with Powertex, there are no limits and this reaches into other areas of your life too. I like to think there’s lots of us out there, giving a nod to fellow Powertexers, enjoying this amazing art and craft skill set whilst sharing and spreading the joy because quite simply, it is so much fun!

These are a few of my favourite things

This one has me in the mood for a little music. My guitar playing has something left to be desired. Perhaps, when I find some spare time I will give it another go, for now I will leave it to the experts and stick with singing in my local Rock choir. Although, I do have some pretty mean guitar skills in rock band on the xbox but I am not quite sure that counts……

 

I have mixed my love of music with my favourite time of year which is autumn. Not so much for the change in temperature but for the beautiful colours that come with the harvest.
The yellow ochre and red Powertex universal medium seems to offer itself so well to the russet orange, reds and golds of the fall.
The approach of harvest honors rebirth and renewal and is seen as a time for reaping what has been sewn through out the year. But I especially love that it celebrates creative talents and craftsmanship. A long established custom is the rise in craft festivals and skilled artisans selling their wares particularly at this time of year.
 As the dark evenings grow close, it’s seen as the best time of year to learn a new craft, or hone creative talent and skills. Seems like the perfect time to crack open a bottle of Powertex and let the creativity flow. Enjoy and do share your makes with me on the Powertex addicts group.

If you like the look of a project like this and want to learn some new techniques why not contact a tutor  near you who can show them to you. If you want to support me as a full time artist follow my page on facebook at Rosehart Studio.
Toodle pip Anna xXx