Willow Workshops Autumn 2018

Creatures of the Forest  willow sculpture workshops Autumn 2018

These workshops are aimed at all levels and are suitable for adults only unless otherwise stated; please note that the level of detail that you achieve will depend on your experience .

The workshops will take place in Eastleigh / Southampton area.unless otherwise stated and can be booked via my shop. They are designed for beginners and those with some experience unless otherwise stated .

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Introduction to willow sculpture wildlife crafts

 Saturday 15th  September. £45 , 10.00-2.00

 Create a little bird, a fish and a snail for your garden or home. I am often asked to provide a workshop for people who want to make some small small willow items suitable for the garden or the home which they can then share with others, so with this in mind I am offering the opportunity to learn a range of smaller items for the garden, and ideal for the total beginner, You will have the opportunity to make several of each .

4 willow pig sculptures made by students at my workshop

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.

pic of small willow birdhouse /feederSmall willow birdhouse workshop Saturday  20th October at the D@rt Centre, Hedge End. £45, 9,30am  -1.30pm

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

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.

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 small willow deer/reindeer   Friday 23rd November

The Production House, 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

To contact http://thedart.co.uk/christmas-willow-crafts/

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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