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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
01/10/2022 Self-build Project Management 2 Days
Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
09/10/2022 Discovering Creative Writing in nature 1 Day
FSC Nettlecombe Court, The leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, TA4 4HT, Field Studies Council email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
30/10/2022 Using Sharp tools 1 Day
Warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors 07920104466 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
12/11/2022 Lino printing for Christmas 1 Day
Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 email@example.com 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.
19/11/2022 Botanical Drawing and Illustration Techniques 1 Day
Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 firstname.lastname@example.org c-js.info/3zDCL6Q
Learn to draw and colour the intricate details of nature on the beginners and improvers course.
10/12/2022 Christmas Wreath Making 1 Day
Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 email@example.com 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.
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.