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Willow Sculpture Workshop with Christine Brewster @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photo by Christine BrewsterLearn how to design and create a small animal or bird sculpture or even something abstract!

The workshop is for adults and older children who are accompanied by a paying adult.

During the day you will learn how to make a wonderful willow sculpture for your garden or home.  Be inspired by the enchanting examples of woven work that Christine has bought along or bring an image that you can work from.

The workshop is designed for those who are completely new to working with willow as well as those who wish to develop and improve on previously acquired techniques and skills.

The day will be informal, enjoyable and relaxed. The fee for the day includes all tuition, materials, refreshments and lunch with homemade cake in the afternoon.

Please bring secateurs if you have them and any ideas and inspirations for a design. Please dress for mess as the willow is wet when being used for weaving and may damage smart clothes, an apron is a good idea.

Silk Painting Workshop with Sarah Moorcroft @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Inspiring artist Sarah Moorcroft will be at the Nature Discovery Centre today to teach participants how to create a beautiful silk painting.

She will be on hand to teach you how to work with silk, to plan and design, learn how to stretch, gutter and finally paint your design onto silk. then heat fix the painted work ready to take home to mount.

Your design may be influenced by the flora and fauna seen at the Nature Discovery Centre, an image bought in by Sarah or something from the many and various books and publications in the Centre.

All are very welcome to attend this relaxed workshop which is is suitable for both beginners and those who have worked with silk before and wish to hone their skills and develop their techniques.

The fee for the day includes all materials and tuition as well as refreshments, lunch and lots of homemade cake.