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Animal Sculpture Workshops


About the Course

You will create a willow animal sculpture, choose the workshop you fancy ranging from pigs, deer, rabbit, pheasant, sheep and more similar to that in the pictures.

These workshops are held at various locations, my workshop is a large barn, I have a very nice wood burning stove and over the cold period most of the workshops that would be held at my workshop are held in a local Community Hall (with central heating). You will learn how to create sculptures that will look at home in your garden.

I also run workshops at The Yorkshire Arboretum, the Blacksmith Shop Crafts (Foggathorpe), NT Nostell Priory, The Hepworth, Mires Beck Nursery (South Cave) and other venues around Yorkshire.

Please see my website for more details.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop price does not include lunch so you need to bring a packed lunch however you will have as much hot and cold drinks as you need throughout the day.

I will provide all the tools you need for the day and the cost of the willow is included in the course fee.


Leilah Vyner at Dragon Willow
Dragon Willow, Stockwell Stud Livery Stables
Kirkby Grange, Kirkby Wharfe
North Yorkshire
LS24 9DE
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Suitable for

  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel

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One Day 10-4

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In-person course
- - #9031

Leilah is an inspiration and an excellent tutor. She put on a course specially for the two of us whilst we were spending a few days in Yorkshire. We came away with two wonderful deer which look great in our garden. Thank you Leilah!

In-person course
- - #5542

We had a fantastic day with Leilah learning to make willow pigs. Leilah was a great teacher, encouraging and very patient. Our pigs came out very well indeed we were delighted. It was a lovely set up, yurt in the orchardand sunshine which meant we could work outside in gazebos. Friendly group too. Such a great way to spend a Saturday would highly recommend the whole experience. We'll be back!!

In-person course
- - #4937

I made a wonderful deer that everyone is impressed with. She now has pride of place in our wood. Leilah made us feel very welcome in the Yurt. She is a very patient, confidence-inducing teacher giving lots of help, advice and encouragement when needed. Thank you for such an enjoyable day.

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- - #4734

I have done 2 classes now- the hare and the christmas decorations.
Both times me and my friend had a great time:
-the Yurt is fabulous
-Leilah is a great teacher, super patient, great at demonstrating and helps you out if you're having difficulty.
-all of the things I have made look like what they are meant to be!

In-person course
- - #4682

Attended a willow pig course earlier this year. Everybody really enjoyed the course. Leilah is very patient & helpful. Everybody went home with a successful project. The deer looks brilliant too. Looking forward to that in the future.

In-person course
- - #4634

I made a deer and found the day interesting and relaxing. Leila is calm and makes it easy to follow her instructions. Friends have been impressed by my creation, I would like to do more.

In-person course
- - #4603

Came and did willow Reindeer had a magical day in the Yurt log fire burning lots of attention from Willow the dog and excellent teaching to produce our beautiful deer's there were eight of us on the course and each deer ended up with its own unique personality, I've already asked my family to let me do another course (I fancy a pig!) I await fathers day in anticipation, many thanks for a lovely day X to those who are unsure book it it's great fun !!!

In-person course
- - #4602

My Daughter and I have attended three courses now, the deer, pig and hurdles, all now have pride of place in the garden. We have had a fantastic day each time with great company and excellent instruction. We shall be doing more workshops with Leilah, I am sure.

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- - #4599

We had a fabulous day making a deer in the Yurt. Having never done anything like that before we were nervous but Leilah helped us at each step and made it totally doable. Our family couldn't believe we'd made them when we got home! A year later they still look great in our gardens and attract much attention!

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- - #4596

The first workshop I attended I made a willow pig. As I was going by myself I was a little nervous as I had never done any willow weaving before. I shouldn't have worried as Leilah, the tutor, was very welcoming and has an excellent teaching style. I loved it and it actually looked like a pig and has pride of place in my garden. I am now addicted and will attend more classes. I would recommend that everyone tries it at least once !!!

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