Hello and welcome to information about the workshops that I have provided so far this year 2018 this will give you a flavour of what will be on offer in 2019
Half Day workshops
All half day workshops cost £45 and run from 9.30 -1.30 Create a willow globe / sphere , 1/2 day workshop , this is a great introduction to willow sculpture not only will you create a lovely item , you will gain some of the skills that you will help you to create larger items. Date 24th February Venue Belmont Hall, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
Create a random/open weave basket 1/2 day workshop a great introduction to creating sculptural baskets that are just that little bit different. Date postponed
Create a small wild bird - have fun creating a woodpecker or kingfisher or similar, a lovely introduction to sculpting birds. Date 9th June Venue Belmont Hall, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
Beginers/ intermediate Full Day workshops
The full day workshops aimed at beginners / but are also suitable for those with some experience .Please note that the level of detail that you will achieve will depend on your level of experience.
Wading bird workshop Create a curlew, egrets , heron or similar wading bird.
Students will be learning a variety of techniques including random reave and simple basket making techniques to create their sculptures,, the birds legs are encased in steel rods to enable them to be placed in the ground .
Date 10th March. Venue Hildene Centre, West End , Eastleigh, Southampton 10am – 4pm, £70
Garden willow sculpture – a full day creating a range of garden items including, obelisks, plant climbers , bird feeders, plant trellises and the like. Date Saturday 28th April 9.30 -4.30 pm, £65. Venue The D@rt Centre Wildern School , Hedge End. To book a place please contact the centre directly (details below) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGABLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS
Domestic birds Create a willow duck or chicken sculpture for your garden. Date 12th May Venue The Botley Centre, Botley near Hedge End 10am – 4pm, £70
Creatures of the forest full day workshopsPigs in a line created by students
Create a cute piglet/ small pig for your garden ,
Date 14th July, 10 -5pm Venue Hilldene Community Centre, West End Eastleigh Fee £75
Deer created by students
Willow deer workshop
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 .
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.
Small 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
Create a cute willow deer or one that is more happy in the woodlands ,
Date Saturday 28th July 10am – 5pm , Venue Otterbourne Village Hall, Otterbourne near Winchester Fee £75
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, Wells Place Eastleigh ,
10 am – 5 pm, £75.
Create either a traditional reindeer or a deer with antlers found in a woodland, a delight to behold just in time for Christmas.
Create a willow penguin Saturday 8th December
Venue: 10th Itchen North (West End) Scout Hall, West End Southampton 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 birds.
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.
A light ploughmans lunch is provided. Places must be booked by 13th December
To book a place please contact the D@rt Centre http://thedart.co.uk/christmas-willow-crafts/
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT ELIGABLE FOR CRAFT COURSE VOUCHERS