Wire Garden Sculptures 'Hen'' or 'Geese' with Susan Nichols :a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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About the Course
Fri 10th Aug hens, Sat 11th Aug geese. Susan Nichols is one of the original Wire garden Sculptures artists in the north of the country and has been running these amazing wire garden sculptures courses for the past nine years - the results of the students work that attend her workshops are second to none and she constantly ensures through the day that her students remain ' on track' with their sculptures-. She has taught at Harlow Carr and many other prestigious venues as well as and still from her own studios in East Yorkshire.
Each August she travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures Made out of pre cut sectioned galvanised chicken wire. they are solid, sturdy, and designed to last for years and years in your garden. If the weather is fine we usually work in the garden . Material charges payable to the tutor on the day are dependent upon wire prices at the time typically around Geese @ £15 per bird
Hens @ £12 per bird Susan brings the wire precut and sectioned - in ready to use pieces.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY
For those coming please bring 3 things
A pair of needle nosed pliers Strong gloves - but not so thick as to be clumsy - the green type textured gardening gloves from B & Q are ideal
Something to protect your lap - a strong/ thick apron is good- or a piece of leather if you happen to have one?
The cafe has some strong aprons you may borrow. .
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What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
Perfect setting for a perfect course and lovely food- all homemade - if I lived nearer I would be there every month
Sallie Anderson - - #6169
This course is fab - I had no idea what a large and lifelike goose I would be making. I also thought mine would never look like the course leader's model. But it does. I am so proud of it and love having it in my garden. The course was extremely well managed, great fun and totally absorbing. I plan to do more.
Aine Kelly - - #6165
Excellent course by a very capable instructor, and we all came away with wonderful sculptures. Added to that, we had a delicious lunch in the cafe garden (price included in the workshop fee) in a really convivial atmosphere.
julia stanton - - #6155
My second wire sculpture course, just love it. Sue is a very patient teacher and I came home chuffed with my creations!! Will be booking for next year.
Iona - - #6154
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Course Start DatesFriday 10th August 2018
Saturday 11th August 2018
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