Willow deer sculpture weekend 2 day course ( Eastleigh, Hampshire)



Join willow sculptor Jacqueline Rolls for the weekend to create a large willow deer sculpture of your choice. What to Expect: Day 1 - The hands-on workshop will commence with an introduction to the materials and tools, and you'll delve into the world of willow by selecting your very own bundle of pliable willow withies. Under Jacqueline's expert guidance, you'll begin the process of shaping and weaving these willow branches into the graceful form of a deer. This day is all about building the foundation of your sculpture and getting a feel for the medium., By the end of the day, you will have completed the general shape ready for us to move on to adding the detail. Day 2 - We will pick up where we left off, adding the details you would expect to see, including ears, tail antlers, etc, You'll continue refining your sculpture, adding intricate details and personal touches to make it uniquely yours. Throughout the workshop, Jacqueline will provide personalized guidance, tips, and techniques to help you achieve the best results and bring out your creativity. Other considerations If you are new to creating willow sculptures I would recommend that you start with a medium-sized deer; if you have attended several willow animal sculpture workshops before you should be able to make a larger deer if you want to, Please be aware that we all work at different speeds, if you work quite slowly you may need to complete your sculpture at home. I will aim for us to finish around 5 each day however, if you wish to work a bit later on the first day, you are welcome to, as I have booked the hall for our use. This workshop needs to be booked 2 weeks in advance to allow me to prepare after this time. Please get in touch with me before booking a place so that I can confirm that I have time to accommodate you.

What's included in the price?

All tuition and guidance, Resources Materials to create the deer. I will bring a variety of small models created at varying stages to aid you with the design process and various other resources, including photographs sketching materials, and a workbook to enable you to keep a record of your experience. A vegetarian lunch and plenty of light refreshments will be provided each day. ( I will ask you about dietary requirements nearer to the time) We have use of the hall for the weekend and a small basic kitchen You will need to wear comfortable practical clothing/ shoes. The workshop space is limited to 6 places. Please note that this workshop is quite physical and can be pretty tiring; You will need strong hands with a good grip as we will be doing a lot of twisting, threading, and pulling movements. We will be sitting on the floor for some of the time. (This is not compulsory but you will find it easier ) I will bring cushions and mats to sit on. Cancellations Please note that in the unlikely situation that I need to postpone and change the workshop date, you can either change the date to attend, or I will cancel your booking. By booking the course, you accept all responsibilities for out-of-pocket expenses incurred; If you intend to book local accommodation, travel, etc., I highly recommend you take out cancellation insurance. Please feel free to contact me if you need any advice about where to stay and what is available locally.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Willow and Crafts

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Hello, I am a willow sculptor / artist based near Southampton in Hampshire. You will often find me outside under my shelter making sculptures or outside creating work from materials that I have found. I teach in a variety of venues in and around Hampshire, as well as exhibiting my work at various art shows. I create work to commission as well as providing bespoke workshops for private and public events and projects.

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  • Adults
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
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Richie Memorial Hall, 35 Hursley Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2FS