Willow Animal Sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District



Let your imagination run wild creating your own willow animal. No experience necessary for this fun and accessible medium. Make a fox, pheasant, hare or hens to enhance any garden or living space. Learn all about willow… how to grow, prepare and sculpt it to form 3-dimensional structures. Caroline has perfected the technique of building entirely of willow without the need for metal framework or wires. Start day one with a bundle of pliable willow rods…return home the next day with a substantial work of art! Over the 2 days you can to design and construct either one four-legged animal or a pair of bird sculptures. Dogs and cats, sheep and pigs, deer, hares and hens have all proven popular over the years. That said, projects have also included a snail, a peacock and even a unicorn! Abstract forms are equally possible should you prefer this approach. The class takes place outside whenever possible. Views out across the fields to Carsington Water makes it a lovely place to work. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. “A great course in a beautiful nourishing environment. I would highly recommend.” “Thankyou for the fantastic Willow Course. You picked a great tutor and were extremely hospitable. It all made for a very enjoyable and memorable weekend.” Tutor: Caroline Gregson Start time: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 6 - 8 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 5 people) For further information or any questions please select the 'Ask a Question' button to be put in touch with the course organiser..

What's included in the price?

Course fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee applies. There is a charge of approx. £15 per person for materials. This covers the willow you will need for the workshop. Tools are provided but feel free to bring your own secateurs if you prefer. A tasty light lunch is included. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2


2 days

Cancellation policy

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



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Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Near Hopton, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF