Creatures of the Forest willow sculpture workshops Autumn 2018
The workshops will take place in Eastleigh / Southampton area.unless otherwise stated.
These workshops are aimed at all levels please note that the level of detail that you achieve will depend on your experience .
Please note that these are workshops are suitable for adults only unless otherwise stated.
Half day workshops run from 9.30 -1.30
Autumn nuts and seed pods Saturday 15th September. £45 , 10am -2pm
A great introduction to creating willow sculpture ,create a chestnut, hazelnut or sycamore seed pod .Venue to be confirmed
Small willow birdhouse workshop Saturday 20th October at the D@rt Centre, Hedge End.
£45, 10.00am -2pm
As the cold weather draws in and wild food becomes scarce this is the time of year when we like to do what we can to help the local birdlife. A great way to do this is to create a small bird house from willow . The type of entrance that you create will vary depending on the type of birds that you want to attract and can be small or large as shown here. A great introduction to basic basket making techniques. To book a place please contact the D@rt Centre PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS Contact http://thedart.co.uk/create-a-willow-birdhouse/
FAMILY WORKSHOP Willow Flower and fish workshop Thursday 25th October (Half term). 10am – 1pm at Making Space, Havant near Portsmouth. For school children with their families/ carers .
For children aged 6 years and over with a parent/carer please note that there is a max of 2 children accompanied by one adult
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS Contact https://makingspace.org
Full day workshops
The full day workshops are aimed at beginners / but are also suitable for those with more experience .Please note that the level of detail that you will achieve will depend on your level of experience.
Willow pig workshop, Saturday 29th September £75, 10 – 5
Create a cute willow piglet or small pig from willow ,a great introduction to sculpting animals You will learn a number of techniques including random weave and basic basketry techniques
Create a willow deer/ reindeer 2 day workshop at Surrey Wildlife Trust November 10th and 11th. 10am – 4pm on both days members £150. non-members £162
Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve located Near Leatherhead Surrey for further details visit https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/events/2018-11-10-craft-workshop-willow-deer-reindeer
Create either a traditional reindeer or a deer with antlers if you have your own antlers you are welcome to use them or make your own out of willow, either will be a delight to behold just in time for Christmas. Please note that you will be creating a medium sized animal so allow enough room in your car to get it home .PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGABLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS
Create a willow deer/reindeer Friday 23rd November
Venue somewhere near Eastleigh, 10 am – 5 pm, £75.
Create either a traditional reindeer or a deer with antlers found in a woodland, either will be a delight to behold just in time for Christmas.
Create a willow penguin Saturday 8th December
Veuue somewhere near Eastleigh, 10 am – 4pm, £70
Create something a little bit different.We will be using two colours of willow to make one of the most quirkiest of wild animals.More details to follow Venue to be confirmed
Christmas Crafts at the D@rt Centre, Hedge End, December 15th, 9,30 am -4,30pm £65
We will be creating a selection if Christmas themed items just in time to include them in your festivity’s, items include wreaths, stars, mini angels and Christmas trees.
To book a place please contact the D@rt Centre PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGABLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS
Additional information The workshops spaces do usually book up quickly if their are any spaces left the minimum notice that I require is one week to create a item using the traditional brown willow and 3 days if you are happy to use buff willow please note that the buff willow is not suitable for staying outside in cold / wet weather.
If the workshop is full and I receive enough interest I will organise a second one.
If the workshops do not have enough attendees to make it viable I will cancel it and postpone it to another date
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