In-person course
in Surrey

'Willow deer' sculpture - two day course with Willowtwisters



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. Day 1 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. Day 2 Sculpting techniques, maintaining shape and form. Adding details such ears, antlers and tail Surface texture weaving technique. Aftercare and maintenance.

What's included in the price?

Pre-course downloadable Ebook to help you prepare for the a course. A valuable resource which guides you through some simple research methods including sketching and tracing tips to familiarise yourself with the shape and form of a deer. You will need some close fitting work gloves. Secateurs provided but you can bring your own if you prefer. This course is undercover (if raining) but outside, so you will need warm clothes. On cold days there will be a fire pit outside or stove in the woodland cabin. Lunch: light, homecooked vegetarian. Refreshments : teas, coffee, biscuits.


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

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available. Start dates may be amended on request.




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St Michaels All angels Church, Church Lane, , Surrey, GU24 0JJ

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