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Ardington School of CraftsDoorway
Willow Deer Sculpture
Course Date: Thursday 26th October 2017
Category: Wood & Willow
Tutor: Linda Rees
Price: £80

Summary

A fabulous introduction to the world of sculpting in willow. This little deer will look delightful near the Christmas tree or in the garden. You will gain knowledge, experience and confidence in handling willow as a sculpting medium.

Further Detail

This one-day course will teach you the skills to go on creating many other sculptuers.

Starting with weaving the head, then moving on to creating a body to fit and then finishing up creating the legs and ears

Skills/Techniques Covered

creating an open weave structure

shaping items

adding on add-ons

Level

Beginner and those with some experience

Materials

Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £15, payable to the tutor during the course.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

Please bring with you:

wear old clothing, as it might be snagged by buds on the willow.

Tutor Profile

Linda Rees has been making willow baskets and sculptures for more than 20 years and teaching for more than 15. She finds teaching a delight as no two items are ever the same. Having learned her art form from many other skilled basketmakers (including Norah Kennedy), she enjoys passing on her sculpting skills to others. Linda is a member of the Basketmakers’ Association.

Timings & Refreshments

Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you require this option