A taster day using willow to make simple sculptural forms. Practice random weave techniques to create spheres, hearts, fish and other organic shapes. Emma offers a choice of projects, encouraging individual style and creativity.
The class may be studio or garden-based, depending on the weather. We back onto organically farmed land with views across the fields to Carsington Water making it a lovely place to work.
Open to all – both beginners and those with experience.
“We had a fantastic day!”
“Emma offers the perfect balance of reassurance and positivity, with practical sharing of skills and experience.”
“Thank you for a wonderful willow taster session. My mum and I really enjoyed it and I am really proud of my poppy seed head” K.K.
Tutor: Emma Parkins
Emma has been a freelance artist since 1997, originally as a commercial illustrator and later working as a community artist.
She now specialises in willow sculpture, focusing mainly on wildlife subjects and decorative objects. She strives to bring out the character of an animal, drawing on her years as an illustrator. Emma has created commissions for both private and public sector, including Derbyshire County Council and The National Trust. She has exhibited a number of pieces at Kedleston Hall.
To view Emma’s own website visit www.emma-parkins.co.uk
“Emma allows people to work at their own pace, whilst always being there to offer a guiding hand and limitless support.”
All tools are provided
Materials fee: £10 – £15
Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee
Timings & Refreshments
Start: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End: Course finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs.
Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.
1 day workshop: £95 (includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
An additional materials fee applies.
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