Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Education

 

Adult Workshops: Jan-Mar

January, February, March 2022

List of classes for the full year

Please Note: Booking is essential for all workshops and is done direct with the tutor.

Pre-booked Lunches: Our onsite cafe Happyccino offers a pre-booked lunch menu for workshop attendees, specifically designed so that it will be ready for you at a set break time. If you are interested in taking up this offer please contact your tutor to see whether they are participating in the scheme and for a copy of the menu. Please note that all bookings must be made through your tutor and will require several days advance notice.

 

Sat 15th Jan - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods.

In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark.

This style of container is possibly my favourite. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An
ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood, plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

10am - 4pm
£90 per person

All tools & wood provided
Drinks/refreshments provided
Please BYO Lunch

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops 

Sat 29th Jan - Living Willow Garden Sculpture - Nina Stockings

Make an amazing 5ft tall living willow sculpture for your garden, which will last for years and provide new deep red willow withies for you to cut and weave with each year. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and learn about how the willow is grown and processed. Plant pot and compost supplied. Refreshments are included.

Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm

Date: 29/1/22 and 5/2/22

Cost £55

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Fri 4th Feb - Expressive Watercolour Workshop - Loose Botanicals with Tina Peacock

Unleash your creativity in this expressive watercolour workshop where you will paint a loose, botanical composition using a variety of watercolour techniques, tools and mediums. We will study how to use watercolours, colour theory, composition, mark making & brush strokes to develop the subject of florals & leaves, completing a watercolour illustration with splashes, gouache and inks.

Suitable for beginners & improvers. Materials included, bring your own if preferred. Parking nearby. Happyccino nearby for cake & coffee.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: 10am - 1pm
Cost: £35 per person, payable on booking.

To book: https://tinapeacockart.bigcartel.com/product/expressive-watercolour-workshop

You can also contact Tina by email tinapeacockart@outlook.com or via her website www.tinapeacockart.co.uk

Sun 13th Feb - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods.

In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark.

This style of container is possibly my favourite. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An
ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood, plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

10am - 4pm
£90 per person

All tools & wood provided
Drinks/refreshments provided
Please BYO Lunch

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Sun 20th Feb - Introduction to Reduction Lino Cutting - Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £70 (All materials are provided for each class)

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Sat 26th Feb - Sea Glass and silver Clay Pendants - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 5th Mar - Drawing from Nature - Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring.

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers.

Subjects over the various drawing classes with Julie will be Spring & Summer flowers, seasonal flora, hedgerows, shells and a selection of items from the tutor’s own natural collection. Indoor or outdoor sketching. Please bring sketchbooks and pencils and/or watercolours. Other materials provided. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings for inspiration.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 3pm
Cost: £45 per session or £120 for 3 sessions booked together, in advance.

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Sun 6th Mar - Lampshade Making Workshop - Suzi Gallagher

With detailed guidance from Suzi, spend a lovely afternoon creating your own drum lampshade for a lamp or ceiling pendant to display in your home.  Just bring half a metre of cotton fabric and a pair of scissors - all other materials will be provided.  No previous experience or sewing required!  This will be you unique shade to contrast or compliment your decor.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 12:00
Cost: £45-£49 per person, depending on shade size, 20cm or 30cm

Please call or email Suzi for bookings and further information.

tel: 07843 492993 (you'll need to leave a message)
e: hello@ohsosuzi.co.uk

or visit Oh So Suzi on Facebook and Instagram

Fri 11th Mar - Drawing Class - Victoria Manser

Subject - Marsh Fritillary Butterfly.

Ideal for those new to coloured pencil to discover more about the medium and create a beautiful spring butterfly.

£75 per person

Contact: Victoria Manser Art

 

Sat 12th Mar - Willow Bird Feeders - Nina Stockings

Make three attractive willow bird feeders. One to fill with fat balls, one for seeds and a hanging bird table. These make great additions to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts. You will learn how the willow is cut and processed and learn
some of the key willow weaving techniques . includes refreshments, please bring your own lunch


Time: 10am-4pm

Date 12/3/22 and 12/11/22

Cost £65.00

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Sun 13th Mar - Living Willow Garden Sculpture - Nina Stockings

Make an amazing 5ft tall living willow sculpture for your garden, which will last for years and provide new deep red willow withies for you to cut and weave with each year. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and learn about how the willow is grown and processed. Plant pot and compost supplied. Refreshments are included.

Times: 10.30am – 1.30pm

Date: 13/03/22

Cost £55

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Sat 19th Mar - Stacking Rings Workshop - Natalie Chan

In this full day course, held at the stunning Walford Mill in Wimborne Dorset, you will start at the very beginning with a brief introduction to the essential tools used by Silversmiths and jewellers around the world. The ‘Introduction to stacking rings’ course is designed for complete beginners who want to learn the basic silversmithing techniques. You will then go on to make 3 stacking rings (1 copper and 2 sterling silver) to either gift or wear with pride at the end of the day.

The course will include;

* Introduction to the tools of silversmithing and how to correctly use them to go onto making more goodies at home. (All tools will be provided on the day for you to use).
* Introduction to texturing metals; hammering, line hammering, stamping etc
* Introduction to measuring, cutting and preparing metals for soldering and joining.
* Introduction to filing, sanding, polishing and finishing - to achieve a professional finish.

On the day, once shown how to use the tools, how to achieve a textured surface and how to join metals, you will be guided through making 2 silver stacking rings and 1 copper ring for you to take home in your very own ‘I made this’ pouch.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost £80+materials

For further details and to book a place visit:

https://www.peekingduckjewellery.com/product-page/stacking-rings-workshops

Sun 20th Mar - Introduction to Wood Engraving - Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block, using Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £70 (All materials are provided for each class)

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Fri 25th Mar - Fused Glass Workshops - Linda Rowe

Are you interested in learning a new craft or would you just like to explore your creativity. Come and join this small friendly class where you will design & create your own piece of Glass Art. Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with glass before. No experience necessary.

Workshop 1: 10-12.30 Fused Glass Coaster Workshop

You will make a set of 2 coasters. We will use pre cut squares during this session. Starting with a small sun catcher incorporating copper foil and learning about glass and the process. The final pieces are made using glass granules and beads. So no cutting needed!

Cost - Adult Morning Workshop £45.

Workshop 2: 2pm-4.30pm  Introduction Fused Glass Workshop

You will make 2-3 designs during the workshop, looking at the process of kiln-formed glass and learn techniques to enable you to cut and make your own unique fused glass designs, or use Linda’s templates and pre cut shapes. Incorporating metals, granules and glass beads.

Cost - Adult Afternoon Workshop £45.

Cost covers all materials and firing your project. Lots of 1-1 help. Collection 5 days after session, (postage extra)

For more details and to book contact Linda  linda-rowe@hotmail.co.uk

www.lindarowe.co.uk