About the Course
In our flagship online course Sara will teach you how to sculpt a life sized deer from willow rods. In this step by step guide she will steer you through the whole process, from the initial preparation of the willow; building a simple armature and then through all the different weaving techniques and methods needed to follow her unique sculpting style.
Over the last 20 years Sara has been working with willow teaching thousands of people from far and wide. Not everyone who wants to learn willow sculpture is able to travel to our workshops due to time, distance and financial constraints. This is why we decided to compile all this information into an online course so you can learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.
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?
In this course you will be taught in a series of easy to follow video tutorials, clips & slides, online discussions and downloadable workbooks.
- Tools and equipment
- Research, sketching and making the armature (frame)
- Preparing and sourcing your materials, types and lengths of willow needed
- Weaving a base layer and sculpting the head and legs of your deer
- Sculpting the finishing touches and adding detail
- After care and how to prolong the life of your newly created masterpiece!
This online course is the first of it's kind and the beginning of a series of educational online products to be created by Willowtwisters, Sara & Hanna Holmes. Future courses will guide you through beginner & intermediate willow sculpting where you can learn how to make a willow sphere & a life sized willow heron. We then plan to offer some figurative courses.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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