Workshops

Emma runs regular Willow workshops above her studio 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.

Come and Play!

Come and Play!

A day where you can just come and play with the willow. I shall soak it and prepare and you just turn up and twist, turn, weave, cut and do what ever you want with the willow. I shall give each person a certain amount to use and then off you go and create. I will be there to give advise and ideas but the idea is it a chance for you to be creative.

Date Friday 27 September 2019
Time 10:30 - 15:30
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginner, Experienced, Advanced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £40 per person

Come and Play!

Come and Play!

A day where you can just come and play with the willow. I shall soak it and prepare and you just turn up and twist, turn, weave, cut and do what ever you want with the willow. I shall give each person a certain amount to use and then off you go and create. I will be there to give advise and ideas but the idea is it a chance for you to be creative.

Date Friday 25 October 2019
Time 10:30 - 15:30
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginner, Experienced, Advanced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £40 per person

Taster day

Learn some simple techniques used in sculpture.

Suitable for beginners. No experience needed. Some things you could make are a fish, snail, rings, simple hearts or a sphere/organic shape.

Date Sunday 03 November 2019
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginners
Spaces available Yes
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 23 November 2019, Sunday 24 November 2019
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 2
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Experienced, Advanced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £155 per person

Theme Days - Mini Christmas Trees

Mini Christmas Trees

On this workshop you will follow my instructions to all make the same object. For example, 'Hen making', or 'pheasant making'. It is open to everyone but it does help if you have done the taster day first. If you haven't that is fine, just be patient with yourself.

Date Friday 06 December 2019
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginners, Experienced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £55 per person

Theme Days - Pheasant Making

Pheasant Making

On this workshop you will follow my instructions to all make the same object. For example, 'Hen making', or 'pheasant making'. It is open to everyone but it does help if you have done the taster day first. If you haven't that is fine, just be patient with yourself.

Date Friday 13 December 2019
Time 10:00 - 16:00
Days 1
Venue Fleet Arts, Belper
Skill Beginners, Experienced
Spaces available Yes
Cost £55 per person