Workshops

Emma runs regular Willow workshops at the Fleet Arts building, Belper, Derbyshire. It is a great space with lots of room and has a mini drinks/kitchen area. The Fleet has its own website if you would like to look at the venue and find out more about the space, fleet-arts.org.

There are a variety of types and lengths of classes to choose from a short day, longer day or weekend. Some are suitable for beginners or people with some experience and a few for those who want to progress onto more complicated sculptures. The taster days are suitable for those who want an introduction to willow. The 2 day sculpture weekends are great if you want to make something a little more challenging. Also there are specific 'theme' days where everyone makes the same, such as making a hen making, pheasant making poppy seed heads.

The emphasis of Emma’s teaching is more on the sculptural side of the craft with some simple basketry techniques, rather than basket making.

To book on to a workshop; browse the upcoming dates below, click 'Book' under your desired workshop, follow the payment process and you will receive email confirmation.

Taster day

Christmas Decorations

On this willow workshop you will learn how to make several objects, all of which incorporate a different type of weaving technique. So hopefully there will be something for everyone. It is aimed more towards sculpture, but does use some basketry techniques too. This is a special Chrismas workshop. We will be making several different decorations, such as stars, mini trees, wreaths and other lovely items. It is a great way to create your own natural eco decs!

Date Saturday 13 November 2021
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginners, Experienced
Spaces available 0 remaining
Cost £55 per person

Deer Sculpture Weekend

This is a two day event.

Forget buying them from the garden centre, make your very own festive deer! A beautiful sculpture to adorn any garden or room at Christmas. For those with some basic experience. Makes a great hand made Christmas gift too.

Date Saturday 04 December 2021, Sunday 05 December 2021
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 2
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Experienced, Advanced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £155 per person

Weekend Retreat - Willow Sculpture Woodland Retreat

Willow Sculpture Woodland Retreat

For more information on the Willow Sculpture Woodland Retreat, please see the blog.

Date Saturday 14 May 2022, Sunday 15 May 2022
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 2
Venue Shining Cliff Woods youth hostel, Near Ambergate, Derbyshire.
Skill Some basic knowledge is good, however if you haven’t used willow before that is fine. Maybe choose a slightly easier animal such as an owl or a standing fox. Due to Covid restrictions this is now being postponed till 2022, May 14th and 15th.
Cost £250 per person