WORKSHOPS

“Create with Nature” Workshop

…Walk, explore, collect, create with nature…

The ‘Create with Nature’ workshop provides a sociable, playful and engaging day exploring the potential of natural materials for creative art making. The workshops are suitable for people of all ages and experience, and are run in my large studio in a beautiful part of South Derbyshire.

The day includes a short stroll and forage in local woodlands, with a few moments to explore and observe the natural world around us. The feathers, thorns, twigs, seeds or leaves we collect will then be used to make a wide range of mini sculpture, wall hangings, jewellery and collage.

We will use a variety of simple hand techniques including:

Plaiting. Stitching. Coiling. Binding. Tying. Weaving. Knotting. Threading. Stacking. Twisting. Wrapping. Shaping. Constructing. Layering.

Participants are encouraged to fully explore the materials by play, test and experiment, resulting in often unexpected and surprising results!

This workshop is also available for organisations, including art groups, staff personal development, clubs, schools, hospitals and healthcare settings. Please ask if you would like references.

Time spent connecting with nature is now well proven to be of great benefit to our health and wellbeing. Add to that a day out, an opportunity to be creative, good company and lunch and you are sure to reap the rewards.

Costs:

Studio workshop 10 am to 4 pm: £65.00 pp  includes a simple lunch enjoyed around the kitchen table, all refreshments and materials.

Gift vouchers are available to buy and include a free ‘starter kit’ to post.

For more information and to be added to the mailing list for workshops in 2021 please contact me by email or phone for a chat. Dates will be posted to this page when they become available.

“Thank you so much for today. It was a real treat to be welcomed into your world and have the time and facilities to play and explore all the natural materials. To say nothing of the wonderful food!”  Linzi

“Just wanted to thank you for such a super day. It really was a joy to spend the day with you and to learn so many new techniques and skills. You are a brilliant teacher; inspiring confidence and success in us all.”  Emma

“Thank you so much for a perfect day on Sunday and for your ability to create such a conducive, relaxed and collective atmosphere.”  Jane