Willow Workshops Autumn 2018

 Creatures of the Forest  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 .

Half day workshops run from 9.30 -1.30

Autumn  nuts and  seed pods 15th September. £45

A great introduction to creating  willow sculpture ,create a  chestnut, hazelnut or sycamore seed pod .Venue to be confirmed

 

pic of small willow birdhouse /feederSmall willow birdhouse workshop  20th October at the D@rt Centre, Hedge End.

£45, 9.30 -4.30

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 ELIGABLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS

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.

picture of willow duck and chicken Create a domestic bird

Create a willow duck or chicken sculpture for your garden

Date 22nd September 10am – 4pm, £70

The  1 day workshops run from 10am  - 4.30 ish  pm

Create a willow owl workshop  27 th October ( £70)

We will be creating a smaller version of this fine fellow for your house or garden The owl will be mounted on a piece of wooden log ., You are welcome to create your owl in a different pose. and if you wish to you can use white and buff willow please note that these are best kept inside

 

 

Weekend Workshop

Create a willow deer/ reindeer 2 day workshop at Surrey Wildlife Trust November 10th and 11th. 10am – 4pm on both days

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve located Near Leatherhead Surrey for further details visit https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/outdoor-learning/schools/centres

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. 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  head. 1 day workshop, Saturday 17th 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. This workshop is suitable for all levels Please note  that the level of detail that you will achieve will depend on your experience.

Create a willow  penguin   Date 8th December , 10- 4.30 £70   More details to follow Venue to be confirmed

A great workshop where you will be using two colours of willow to make one of the most quirky of wild animals.

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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