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

Education

 

Adult Workshops: Jul-Sep

July, August, September 2021

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

List of classes for the full year

2021 Due to the current need for social distancing the education space has been expanded into the adjoining gallery area to give a 2m+ spacing between student desks.  If you are uncertain about how this might affect your enjoyment of the class, do please come along and have a look at the class area any time the Mill is open.

 

 

 

Sat 3rd Jul - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by 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
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day, or 4 days booked and paid in advance for £160:
Sat 5 June, Sat 3 July, Sat 7 Aug & Sat 4 Sept 2021

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

 

Fri 9th Jul - Bag Workshop - Claire Richards

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Sat 10th Jul - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

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grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Fri 16th Jul - Bag Workshop - Claire Richards

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Sat 17th Jul - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

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grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 24th Jul - Willow Weaving - Foraging Basket - Nina Stockings

Make a large foraging/flower basket like this one, to use for collecting wild mushrooms and berries…or produce from your garden. You will learn several different weaves and then you can get creative by choosing your own combination of natural willow colours. Refreshments provided, please bring your own lunch

Time 10am - 4pm
Cost £70

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

Sat 7th Aug - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by 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
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day, or 4 days booked and paid in advance for £160:
Sat 5 June, Sat 3 July, Sat 7 Aug & Sat 4 Sept 2021

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

 

Sat 21st Aug - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

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 of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. 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.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

To book online visit: https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/product-page/ancient-crafts

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

Sun 22nd Aug - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

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 of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. 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.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

To book online visit: https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/product-page/ancient-crafts

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

Fri 27th Aug/Sat 28th Aug - Willow Weaving - Log/Toy Basket - Nina Stockings

Make an extra-large and impressive log/toy basket like this one, using different natural willows and weaves, to will add texture and colour to your basket as well as making it completely individual. The course is suitable for beginners or improvers. Refreshments included. Please bring your own lunch.

Time 10am - 4pm
Cost £130 for the two day course

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

 

Sat 4th Sep - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by 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
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day, or 4 days booked and paid in advance for £160:
Sat 5 June, Sat 3 July, Sat 7 Aug & Sat 4 Sept 2021

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

 

Sat 11th Sep - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Fri 24th Sep - Willow Weaving - Bike Basket - Nina Stockings

Make your own individualised bike basket, add coloured willow and rope to your own design. You will learn several different weaving techniques to create a professional finish. Choose between buffalo hide and non-leather straps to complete your basket and make it ready to attach to your bike handlebars. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided

Time 10am - 4pm
Cost £75

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

Sat 25th Sep - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418