Let the world go for a while and spend time on our farm in the Surrey Hills learning how to create stunning prints from leaves, feathers and other natural materials foraged from the farm. This is an opportunity to have fun being creative in our craft studio on the farm surrounded by nature.
This class is a beginner-kind class. It’s inspired by nature, the season and aimed at re-establishing a connection to nature and oneself. We'll work with non-toxic vegetable oil based inks and pull prints that look almost photographic in quality and detail.
No previous print experience necessary - perfect for beginners.
All materials included. You’ll come away with multiple prints.
We can’t wait to welcome you!
What to expect
The small classes take place in the beautiful setting of our family farm nestled on the edge of Sheepleas nature reserve and at the foot of The Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The workspace is undercover in an open sided farm building, or weather dependant tea and coffee breaks are taken around the open fire in a small adjacent copse.
Most participants are beginners, although some may be returning to further practice their skills and gain more experience.
Gift voucher - This course can be purchased as a flexible gift voucher. They make brilliant presents and allow the lucky recipient to choose this or any course that takes their fancy.
Corporate team wellness craft experience day - We can also run this and other activities as Teambuilding with a difference! Spend time crafting together, away from the stresses of the business world. We are happy to tailor an experience that’s just right for your team.
About Joy Farms - The Joy Family has been working their land and crafting in the tranquil Surrey Hills for nearly a century. Adrian Joy, the third generation of his family to farm, enjoys woodcarving – spoons in particular. Adrian is now married to Sarah, a fellow creative who loves arts and crafts. Together, they offer the opportunity for you to enjoy this special environment and discover new skills and hobbies. They can’t wait to welcome you!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All Tools and materials are provided, along with lots of tea, locally brewed Surrey coffee and biscuits around the open fire to keep you going.
During morning - We will guide you through the steps to making your own stunning (but easy to do) almost photographic prints that you can later frame and hang or give away. At the end of your botanical printing experience, you will take away multiple prints, uniquely personal to you or its intended recipient. You will also have the skills to create many more beautiful botanical prints in the future … and hopefully a feeling of peace and harmony that comes from time spent surrounded by nature!
3½ hours (10:01am to 1:31pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
3½ hours (10:01am to 1:31pm)