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Make your very own Willow Lantern (Kids 8+)

Make your very own Willow Lantern (Kids 8+)

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

Course Length: One day (9.30 – 4.00pm)

Price: £45

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Course Start Dates
Friday 3rd November 2017


Make your very own willow lantern (aged 8+)

Stand out this Halloween and bonfire night with your very own handmade lantern.

This course will provide you with all the materials, tools and information to create your own willow lantern that you can use over and over again at festivals, lantern processions and Halloween!
We will learn the art of bending soaked willow to create a lantern shape of your choice and attach it using basic lashing techniques.
We will decorate it using tissue paper, PVA and a decoration of your choice, you could have a woodland theme, create a pumpkin lantern or even have a dragonfly lantern.
The lantern will have a hoop so that you can either hang it up or carry it around with you on a woven willow stick.

The course is run in a friendly and relaxed environment by Nadine Grundy, who has been qualified in teaching art and crafts in schools and workshops for thirteen years and is also a forest school instructor.

•Learn how to bend willow to create various shapes.
•Learn basic lashing techniques to attach you willow together.
•Be creative and design your own shape and idea for your lantern.
•Use a mixture of tissue paper and natural decorations to create your own lantern cover.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £5 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks are provided! wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.

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