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Creative venue available in Norfolk

Old School back garden patio area

Duration: One day

Price: £120

Book with: Nick Gosman
at Gosman Spoon Co.

The Old School
The Street
Fersfield, Diss
IP22 2BL

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About the Course

We are offering our home and gardens as a creative venue for wood carving (particularly spoon and bowl carving), life drawing and portraiture workshops.

Our home, originally Fersfield village hall and primary school, has a large private back garden and off-road parking for up to three cars. Already used as a studio and venue for spoon carving workshops, the setting is on the edge of Fersfield, a sleepy village on the Norfolk-Suffolk border easily accessible from the A1066 Diss - Thetford road.

The gardens contain mature trees and several out-buildings that are available for use including, a wood-fired Finnish sauna, spa (May-October) and Finnish cabin; there is also an outside composting toilet.
The lawn also provides ample space to erect gazebos and a marquee if required.
Situated in the garden, we have a caravan that has been converted for use as a cafe. It is equipped with electricity, running water, fridge, freezer, gas rings, two gas ovens and ample food preparation space. The caravan has safety tips to make it available to people with limited mobility.
Inside the house there is a down stairs toilet with grab rails and a large front room with wooden flooring.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Access to the outbuildings (cabin, sauna, spa), grounds and use of the caravan kitchen to make your own refreshments is included in the price as is the use of several raised chopping blocks and a draw horse.

* If required, refreshments: complementary teas, coffees and a light lunch can be available; suggested donation £5 per person

* For £40, we can rent some basic tools for your participants to use including axes, knives, curved knives, draw knife, splitting froe.

* We have a gazebo that we can make available during your course for an additional £10.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Evenings
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Weekends

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