Join us on a one day willow workshop at Sherwood Forest, led by experienced willow artist Emma Parkins.
You will spend a full day being guided by Emma, leaning some basic techniques she uses in her sculptures to create your own beautiful hen to take home.
The day course is suitable for complete beginners, and you’ll be guided through techniques including random weaving, binding, joining and ring making. Emma will work with you step by step to ensure that you are confident with each stage before moving on to the next. You will develop the shape of the hen and then go on to give it character and charm.
The course can be bought for someone else, and could be a perfect present for Christmas or Mother’s Day!
About the Artist
Emma Parkins is a professional artist, freelancing since 1997. She has an illustration background and has been using willow for around 12 years. You could say she draws with sticks! Some of her clients include National Trust, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Derby Royal Hospital and lots of private ones. She specialises in animals, birds and organic shapes.
Materials: are all included in the price
Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Refreshments: Hot drinks and all-important biscuits will be available all day!
Equipment: Bringing your own pair of secateurs if you have them might be useful.
Cancellations: Please note – if you’re unable to attend the event we are able to issue refunds up to 14 days beforehand