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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.

27/09/2021 Natural History Illustration: Succulents

Online, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3EnPbAf

Succulents often have a beautiful chalky blue bloom. This course will cover drawing with pencil, ink and watercolour to depict a range of succulents with accurate colours and techniques. (12 wk course)

Cost £50

02/10/2021 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/35qaVe2

Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. You will learn about Off the shelf systems from ?bucket and chuck it? to more advanced systems, as well as the impacts of urine separation and chamber layout on output quality and quantity.

Cost £70

02/10/2021 Fixing Your Damp House 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2HvBJS4

Recognise the warning signs of damp problems, where past conservation efforts may have gone wrong and explore techniques to reduce or eliminate the problem. Get advice on how to make your home nicer to live in, cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly.

Cost £300

06/10/2021 Green woodworking: furniture making 3 Days

Notgrove Estate, Nr Cheltenham, GL54 3BS, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

Master the basics of green wood furniture making, as you craft a simple, robust, and beautiful three-legged stool or chair from fresh logs and green wood. On this course you will learn the key skills and techniques of traditional furniture making, alongside the history and traditions of a centuries-old skill.

Cost £250

08/10/2021 Spoon Carving 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/34io7lQ

Spend a day in nature discovering the art of spoon carving. A great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing. You?ll leave with the skills and knowledge needed to start carving, and with your own home-made spoon!

Cost £65

09/10/2021 Shrink Pot Carving 1 Day

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

Spend a day in a beautiful setting learning how to carve a wooden shrink pot from start to finish. A great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing.

Cost £65

09/10/2021 Introduction to Green Woodwork 2 Days

Wyre Forest, Bewdley, Wyre Community Land Trust 01299488083 events@wyreclt.org.uk c-js.info/3is4SMB

This course is aimed primarily at newcomers to the craft, and who would like to try out a variety of green woodwork tools and techniques.

Cost £200

16/10/2021 Make your own Witches' Broom 0,25 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3kxmeZI

A workshop to make your own Witches' Broom

Cost £30 per ticket for one adult and one child (includes the cost of making a Witch's broom to take home).

30/10/2021 Build a Small Wind Turbine 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3ob7ssx

Join Tom Dixon of?V3 Power?to build a wind turbine yourself, from scratch. Drawing on over ten years of experience, Tom has developed a new design to help you learn the most practical and theoretical skills in a short amount of time.

Cost £240

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.