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Training Directory - Country Craft Short Courses

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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.

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

04/01/2023 Exploring Nature Writing (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NThziG

This introductory online writing course will immerse you in the world of nature writing. You will learn some basic practices and techniques, allowing you to develop as a writer, as you take inspiration from nature and hone your craft. Be inspired and bring nature's power to life on your page.

Cost £60

03/02/2023 Willow Platters & Bowls 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3DTW9O8

Spend a relaxing morning creating useful items out of willow that you can use every day. You will be making at least one platter and one bowl.

Cost £65.00

03/02/2023 Crafting with English Rush 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3TrTu3P

Learn how to weave with soft and supple rush. Growing in the lakes and slow moving rivers of England, rush has been used for centuries to make baskets, mats, hats and all manner of items.

Cost £65.00

01/03/2023 Developing Nature Writing (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3ic63Dt

Using the written word, bring nature's power to life on your page. During this beginner course, you will build on your skills within nature writing and learn some practices and techniques, allowing you to develop as a writer, as you take inspiration from nature, art, and philosophy.

Cost £60

11/03/2023 Wildlife Mosaics (AM) 1 Day

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

Learn the art of mosaic tiling using one of a variety of pre-cut templates depicting a wildlife creature.

Cost £65

11/03/2023 Wildlife Mosaics (PM) 1 Day

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

Learn the art of mosaic tiling using one of a variety of pre-cut templates depicting a wildlife creature.

Cost £65

18/03/2023 Tool Sharpening & Maintenance 1 Day

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

Bring your tools to this course and learn to sharpen and maintain them.

Cost £60

25/03/2023 Weave a Round Basket 1 Day

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

Learn to weave a sturdy round basket, often referred to as a bread basket, that can be used for a multitude of things.

Cost £90

30/03/2023 Botanical Folklore (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3hxzijS

This introductory folklore online course will look at the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of trees and common wildflower species. This is a 3-week course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of online resources and activities.

Cost £45

27/04/2023 Enhance Your Nature Writing: Exploration and Analysis

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3VmVyeP

This intermediate course will introduce you to the roots of nature writing. Creative writers are taken through a series of exciting workshops where they take inspiration from the analysis of a variety of sources and hone their craft.

Cost £75

09/06/2023 Carve a Wooden Spoon 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3VkK4Zi

Learn to carve your own spoon in our covered outdoor classroom.

Cost £75.00

24/06/2023 Nature's Notebook 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3i82iyP

Join us for a workshop of creativity and experimentation, inspired by the ancient woodlands.

Cost £75.00

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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