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Make your own Fan Bird 19th May 2019

Make your own Fan Bird 19th May 2019

Duration: 1 pm - 4 pm

Price: £30

Run by: Stephen Ridd
at Northern Wood Monkey

Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm
Military Road
East Wallhouses
Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland
NE18 0LL

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About the Course

Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only.

It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation.

The course runs for 3 hours at The Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm, Military Road, East Wallhouses, Northumberland, NE18 0LL, refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.No previous experience is needed though we will be working with sharp hand tools and carving knives.

Come and try your hand at making these lovely creatures

Over 18s only

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?

All tools and materials are provided and a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.



Want to review this course?

Although I am not at all ‘crafty’, I managed, with Steve’s wonderful guidance and help, to make a presentable fanbird, and only 4 plasters required. It was great fun and I felt I learned a lot.

- - #20675

Steven is a patient teacher who makes you feel at ease learning a new skill. The course is challenging, entertaining, relaxing (sort of!) and you end up with an excellent product to show off and amaze your friends with.

- - #20648

Fabulous afternoon. Great encouraging atmosphere. Everyone smiled from start to finish! Very pleased with the finished Fan Bird.

- - #20634

It was an absolutely wonderful and engaging course where I was able to produce work I was proud of. Everything was well explained, step-by-step and I've taken away a lot of new skills. I can't wait to continue making these lovely Fan Birds at home.

- - #20330

A highly rewarding and relaxing afternoon. Just the right level of challenge and a finished product to be proud of. Steve's directions and support throughout the session were patient and clear. patient
A great course and excellent value for money

- - #19946

Fantastic course delivered by a superb tutor! Really enjoyed the process and making something unique by hand. The Fan Bird already has pride of place hanging in my hallway!

- - #18378

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 19th May 2019

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