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Training Directory - Country Craft Short Courses

hand weaving reeds (image: Wei Cheng Wu / pixabay)

Country Craft  - Short Training Courses

 

This section covers craft courses which can be anything using traditional skills e.g. hurdle making, felting or basketweaving.  Although some of these may not be necessary to your ultimate work related goals they are complementary to an all-round countryside knowledge and are vital in keeping alive ancient skills and traditions; and they all make for a enjoyable, informative experience.

12/08/2022 Eco Refurbishment 4 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2WQkId8

Transform buildings into cosy, low impact, energy efficient homes. Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK?s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

20/08/2022 Painting Woodland Scenes using Watercolours and Pencils 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3uh6Wyd

Out tutor will help you to create the correct woodland hues using just 3 colours. She will also help you to develop textures in your artwork by using pencils and various watercolour techniques.

Cost £60 members / £72 non-members

02/09/2022 Weaving a Basket with Willow 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3cNrHv8

On this beginners course you will work with willow to weave a small basket with a handle that can be used for a multitude of purposes.

Cost £72.00

01/10/2022 Self-build Project Management 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3All7SC

If you?re thinking of building your own home, community space or other self-build structure, it pays to be prepared. This course covers how to create a project plan, a budget, and a health and safety plan, as well as the basics of planning permissions, building inspections and site management.

08/10/2022 Woodland Sketching 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3OFMmOW

Enjoy a relaxing day in the woods learning to sketch trees. If it does rain, we have plenty of covered areas and a woodland classroom to keep delegates warm and dry.

Cost £72.00

09/10/2022 Discovering Creative Writing in nature 1 Day

FSC Nettlecombe Court, The leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, TA4 4HT, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3nyZj1H

This introductory nature writing course is a great place to start for creative writers and nature enthusiasts alike. During this course, you will be introduced to nature writing and learn some basic practices and techniques, allowing you to develop as a writer.

15/10/2022 Eco Refurbishment: Live online 2 Days

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3BlcJUA

On this new online version of our popular Eco Refurbishment course, you?ll learn from one of the UK?s leading experts on eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make to transform houses and buildings into cosy, low impact, energy-efficient homes.

15/10/2022 Charcoal and Biochar making day 1 Day

Warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors 07920104466 getout@explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk c-js.info/3zOlHKx

On this one day hands-on course you will learn about the process of how to produce charcoal using ring & retort kilns. This is well suited for small woodland owners, Community woodland groups and conservation groups or anybody interested in low-volume charcoal production.

Cost £75

30/10/2022 Using Sharp tools 1 Day

Warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors 07920104466 getout@explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk c-js.info/3dg7AWA

This course would be well suited for Forest School leaders CPD and anybody looking to gain more hands-on experience using sharp tools. On this one day course we will cover knife safety and cutting techniques. using a froe, bowsaw and pruning saw. Whilst you make a buck saw a mallet.

Cost £75

12/11/2022 Lino printing for Christmas 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3oyDK27

Learn to create an image and cut a piece of lino that can be used for printing cards and wrapping paper throughout the holiday season.

Cost £72.00

19/11/2022 Botanical Drawing and Illustration Techniques 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3zDCL6Q

Learn to draw and colour the intricate details of nature on the beginners and improvers course.

Cost £72.00

10/12/2022 Christmas Wreath Making 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3cIS7hw

Enjoy a festive session making a Christmas door wreath using natural materials found locally. Over this December week-end, there are 4 events, each lasting for 2.5 hours, from which to choose.

Cost £52.00

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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