In this two-day course, students will have time to learn Sara’s in-depth techniques she uses to create her willow sculptures. She will guide you through the process from beginning to end. You will learn how to create a basic armature and how to work from pictures and photographs. Sara will guide you through her additive method of willow sculpture, to create a densely woven, realistic looking deer.
Tools and equipment, willow types and preparation for sculpture, how it is grown for craft, where to source it and tips on how to grow your own.
Preparing the armature.
Binding, sewing and weaving techniques to begin sculpting the inner shape and form of your deer.
Sculpting techniques, maintaining shape and form.
Adding details such ears, antlers and tail
Surface texture weaving technique.
Aftercare and maintenance
Please bring with you your own. We will have plenty of Tea, coffee, cake & biscuits.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will need some close fitting work gloves. Secateurs provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.
This course is undercover but outside, so you will need warm clothes. On cold days there will be a fire pit outside or stove in the clubhouse.
Refreshments : teas, coffee, biscuits - you will need to bring a packed lunch.