In a day spent with willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson you will learn the techniques and tips needed to work with and shape willow.
Jess Wilkinson will guide you through this intensive day of willow weaving to create a beautiful festive stags head to take home and install in the garden or indoors. You will learn techniques and tips to help you work with willow, including how to source the right kind of willow for sculpture, what tools you will need and how to approach the work bit by bit and weave a solid structure. By the end of this festive themed day you will have designed and constructed your own willow stags head angel to take home for Christmas – just as at home indoors as it would be outside.
– Learn to choose the right kind of willow for sculpture
– Find out how to design a 3D sculpture
– Learn how to weave a hollow willow structure
PLease note there is a £10 material charge payable on the day.
Click the link below to see a list of things to bring if needed.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Bring your own secateurs if you have them, but its not essential as tools will be provided. Make sure you are wearing clothes that you don't mind messing up and if you have sensitive hands bring some gardening gloves.