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

 

Sun 4th Jul - Air Gardens - Leila Alford

Create an Air Garden Workshop

Learn how to make your very own sea-scape Air Garden in this fun workshop, using living air plants, gemstones and beach-combed shells, composed in a beautiful glass vessel.

Come along to Leila’s March Air Garden Workshop and create your very own sea-themed air plant terrarium, complete with gemstones, beach-combed shells and driftwood and more.

You will learn more about these fascinating plants and how to care for them, as Leila will guide you step-by-step towards creating an authentic sea-scape effect.

All materials are included, you will have the chance to choose from a selection of shapes and materials, and you will take home what you have made.

Air Gardens make perfect presents and beautiful, unique home decor. A relaxed and fun workshop open to all, in the beautiful airy setting of Walford Mill.

Date: Sunday 4th Jul 2021
Time: 12pm -1.30pm
Cost: £40 per person

Call Leila on 07789680229 for any queries and to book.
Booking also available through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/create-an-air-garden-workshop-march-make-your-own-air-plant-terrarium-tickets-136433380915

Bookings are transferable/refundable should it need to be postponed or cancelled.
Alternatively, the booking can be exchanged for an Air Garden to the value of the ticket

Fri 9th Jul - Bag Workshop - Claire Richards

Spend two days working with raffia, a beautiful sustainable material perfect for making your own bags.  On this two day course (9th AND 16th July) you will learn the basics of plaiting/weaving with the raffia and then making into a great bag.  You can choose from a selection of different styles during the workshop, but the result is guaranteed to be a unique creation, either perfect for the beach or for a cocktail evening...or maybe just a bit of shopping.  The choice is yours.....

All materials are included, all bags are made using natural raffia, although you will learn about how to dye the raffia for future projects.  This is a relaxed and fun workshop open to all (absolutely no prior experience or skills necessary) in the great light workshop space at Walford Mill.

Date: Friday 9th & Friday 16th July
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm on both days
Cost: £90 per person in total

Call Claire on 07722 828879 or email her on allthingsraffia@gmail.com to book your place


Bookings are transferable/refundable should it need to be postponed or cancelled.

 

Sat 10th Jul - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 11th Jul - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Fri 16th Jul - Bag Workshop - Claire Richards

Spend two days working with raffia, a beautiful sustainable material perfect for making your own bags.  On this two day course (9th AND 16th July) you will learn the basics of plaiting/weaving with the raffia and then making into a great bag.  You can choose from a selection of different styles during the workshop, but the result is guaranteed to be a unique creation, either perfect for the beach or for a cocktail evening...or maybe just a bit of shopping.  The choice is yours.....

All materials are included, all bags are made using natural raffia, although you will learn about how to dye the raffia for future projects.  This is a relaxed and fun workshop open to all (absolutely no prior experience or skills necessary) in the great light workshop space at Walford Mill.

Date: Friday 9th & Friday 16th July
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm on both days
Cost: £90 per person in total

Call Claire on 07722 828879 or email her on allthingsraffia@gmail.com to book your place


Bookings are transferable/refundable should it need to be postponed or cancelled.

 

Sat 17th Jul - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

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 31st Jul - 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/workshops

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 1st 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/workshops

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.

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 14th Aug - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sun 15th Aug - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sun 15th Aug - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

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/workshops

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/workshops

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

 

Sun 29th Aug - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

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

 

Fri 3rd Sep - Drawing Class - Victoria Manser

More details shortly

Contact: Victoria Manser Art

 

Sat 4th Sep - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sun 5th Sep - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Fri 10th Sep - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sat 11th Sep - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Book Now https://www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sat 11th Sep - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 18th Sep - One Day Raffia - Claire Richards

More details shortly

 

Sun 19th Sep - 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 25th Sep - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 26th Sep - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418