Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting



** please note all 2023 dates are fully booked and the date of 25th December is only showing so the listing does not disappear from show so those who are booked on can still see the images. If you would like to go on the waiting list for either cancellations or 2024 dates, please message me. Jo xx ** Two days of solid fun are guaranteed on this workshop! The Jo Garden Art two day sculpture workshop can be used to create your own unique piece of sculpture for inside your home, or outside in your garden. See the photos for ideas which include cats, dogs, large hares, Giacometti inspired pieces (those tall men and women!), or your own design. The workshop was originally set up for people to make the largest version of our sitting hare finished in bronze Powertex paint. This can now be made on our One Day Hare Sculpture workshops as well as this Two Day workshop (when you have more time). However many people are now choosing to make their own sculpture design as the photos will show 😄. There is an extra cost if you choose to not make the large hare which is worked out relative to complexity of armature welding and material costs. This is normally between £25 - £150. An example is a large leaping hare (1.2 mtrs long, balanced on one paw, weighing approx. 13 kilos), finished in bronze Powertex paint would be £95. Please note that this is a 2-day course but only Day 1 shows as available in the calendar. Just book a place on this date, and it will include the full 2-day course i.e. 2 consecutive days. We also now have a range of stunning weather resistant metal finishes including rusty iron, pewter, copper and bronze which (will patinate into stunning blues and greens). At the workshop you will see examples of these finishes and can choose at that time. The metal finishes have a small surcharge depending on size of sculpture (usually £15 - £35). All extra costs for armatures and materials are paid for separately once we have discussed what you would like to make. Importantly - please check the size of sculpture you wish to make can fit into your vehicle! We will be asking you what you wish to make well in advance of the workshop. This gives us time to design and make your sculpture armature. Jo will have worked out the process for you to create your sculpture and will guide you every step. You will build up the sculpture over the armature with wire, foil, plaster bandage, water proof plaster and finishing products. Unless you wish to sculpt in clay, we use plaster products which are water resistant so your sculpture can be placed in your garden or on your patio, although we recommend you take them inside for winter months. If you wish to discuss an idea prior to booking a workshop to check feasibility and have an idea of cost, please click 'message the tutor'. Our studio is modern with air conditioning - warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It's spacious and bright, set in beautiful quiet countryside just outside the village of Hepworth on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. It's within easy reach of Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge for those of you having a holiday in the area. The Jo Garden Art sculpture kits to make at home or for gifts will be available to take away at discounted prices. Our workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing. They are suitable for most abilities and ages over the age of 14. (children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Two day workshop numbers are kept to a maximum of 4 to allow for plenty of studio space and time with Jo. If you would like to make the large Moongazing Hare at home, we now have a fabulous kit available - click on the 'More from this Maker' button and scroll down to 'Large Hare Sculpture Kit' which is £89. A fully detailed YouTube video of me showing each step is included. See you in the studio! Jo 🤗

What's included in the price?

- The workshop price includes the equivalent armature and materials costs of a large sitting hare (eg moongazing), finished in bronze Powertex paint. All other sculptures may incur an additional cost relating to complexity and material costs. This is normally between £25 - £150. An example is a large leaping hare (1.2 mtrs long, weighing approx. 13 kilos), finished in bronze Powertex paint would be £95. - Aprons are provided (please wear old clothes) - Each student has access to their own set of tools (so no waiting for others to finish!) - Tea, coffee, water and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch (fridge space is available) - We have three acres of grounds to stretch your legs (probably accompanied by our friendly Cockapoos).


2 days (9:15am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Jo Garden Art

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Welcome 😃 I'm Jo Garden. I call myself a 'facilitator' as my joy is enabling people of any skill to achieve something they did not expect, plus have time away from the everyday stresses of normal life. My sculpture & slate mosaic workshops are broken down into small stages which result in amazing sculptures and works of art regardless of your artistic ability (honestly). If you purchase a kit, there is a full length video of me making the sculpture which you can watch as many times as you wish. If attending a workshop, my peaceful studio is tucked into the garden surrounded by trees and wildlife making it a very tranquil and stress busting. I run several workshops a month but am often booked up for months in advance. If you book a long way in the future, I do make contact if I have cancellations and can move you forward. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions. Jo x

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Pet lovers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
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Acorns, Beck Street, Hepworth, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 2PN