March: 31/03/23 - 9.30am-3pm

Kin Creates: Painted Lampshade Workshop with Tess Newall

Following our first Kin Conversations hosted by Barlow & Barlow, we are delighted to announce our first Kin Creates workshop with Tess Newall on 31st March. Long term fans of Tess and her work, we are excited to welcome her to the House and have her host an intimate lampshade painting workshop.

Tess Newall is a decorative artist based in East Sussex. She hand-paints murals and furniture, taking inspiration from historic patterns and decoration from across the world. 

During the workshop, you will become a decorative artist for the day, learning how to design and paint your own handmade card lampshade — inspired by the interiors of Kin House and its gardens. You’ll also have a chance to have a snoop around Kin’s spaces, as well as get to know your fellow creatives over an intimate grazing-style lunch served from our beautiful Drawing Room — and eaten alfresco on our Terrace if the weather allows. 

Tickets are £200 and include: welcome tea, coffee and a treat, the creative workshop (including all materials), and a grazing-style lunch. Spaces are limited, email us on to secure your place. 

Kin Creates: Painted Lampshade Workshop with Tess Newall 


Welcome tea, coffee & treats

Join us in the Hearth Room, the heart of Kin House and meet Tess and your fellow creatives over tea, coffee and treats.


Tess will host the first half of the lampshade painting workshop in the Hearth Room.


Get to know your fellow creatives over a grazing-style lunch, served from the Drawing Room and eaten alfresco on the Terrace if the weather allows. See below for the full menu — vegan and vegetarian options are available.


Tess will host the second half of the workshop in the Hearth Room. Carriages at 3pm.


Grazing lunch

Beef carpaccio, horseradish mayonnaise

Carved thyme and bay roasted chicken, tomato chutney

Cured salmon, garden beets, dill crème fraiche

Mixed cauliflowers, golden raisins, ricotta, toasted pine nuts

Roasted seasonal squash, bulgur wheat, tahini

25-mile salad

Crushed new season potatoes, caper berries, roasted garlic, pink peppercorns

Sourdough, root veg hummus


Plum, almond and ricotta cake, lemon thyme

Please email to book your spot.


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