courses 2015
Our creative woodland courses aim to support teachers and other adults who work with children outdoors. 
 
Living willow structures

             
Green willow is a wonderfully flexible material which can be woven into a variety of shapes and growing structures. This course will provide an introduction to the skills, tools and techniques used     in creating a variety of willow structures such as domes, tunnels, archways and fences.
A hands on day that will enable you to create unusual features and environments in your own school grounds. 

Cost:£80 per person


     
 
Willow basket making 

     

   
This course is structured to give the beginner an introduction to basic basket
weaving. At the end of the day you should be able to go home with your own round basket.

Cost:£80 per person

  

Working With Wood from the Hedgerow
Develop your knowledge of common hedgerow and woodland materials.  Learn how to use them in creative ways both to enhance your outdoor environment and as materials for outdoor activities to support childrens learning.  
we take a full day to explore each of the five wood types listed below. 

Willow
 
   
On this course you will be able to practice different weaving methods and use them to carry
out a number of small willow weaving projects.


Cost: £80 per person



Elder
 
   
On this course you will have the opportunity to explore how, with the aid
of a few simple tools, the branches of the elder bush can be used as a
resource for a range of making activities for children.

Cost:£80 per person
              
Hazel
 
    
This course offers you the opportunity to make a range of items
from hazel and practice the use of some basic hand tools.

Cost:£80 per person
 
Ash
       
      
Learn how to make a woodland mallet and some large tent pegs for your den building kit.
We may even have time to make an ash bark container or mask.

                            

Cost:£80 per person

Birch
                    
Come and have a fun day making besom brooms for your outdoor or Forest School area,
and practice your whittling and carving skills as you make other lovely things from birch.

Cost: £80 per person





 

 


2 day courses - weekend or week days

Wood from the hedgrow as described above but over two days

Willow and Elder 
Venue: Penton Woods
this includes lunch and evening meal on the first day, overnight accomodation in the woods or in residence near by, and breakfast and lunch on the second day.
Contact us info@creativewoodlandresources.co.uk for more detailed information.
Cost:£200 per person



Hazel, Ash and Birch
Venue: Penton Woods

this includes lunch and evening meal on the first day, overnight accomodatin in the woods or in residence near by, and breakfast and lunch on the second day.
Contact us info@creativewoodlandresources.co.uk for more detailed information.
Cost:£200 per person


Shrink pots, spoons and spatulas

   
Shrink pots are made using the traditional method of hollowing out the inside
of a freshly cut length of sapling wood to create a hollow tube. A base of
seasoned
wood forms the bottom of the pot. As the pot dries out it shrinks onto the base
making a tight seal - and a very pleasing pot. 
Come and spend the weekend with us and make your own shrink pots, spoons
and spatulas, and find out just how enjoyable it is to make such useful resources.

  
Venue: Penton Woods
this includes lunch and evening meal on the first day with overnight accomodation
in the woods or a residence near by, and breakfast and lunch the following day
Cost:£200 per person
 



Natures Pallette

               
 The aim of the day is to offer you the opportunity to explore the natural pigments found in earth and plants, how to make use of them, and how to blend them with other materials to fix them as paint and drawing compounds for use on paper, wood and other natural surfaces. 
We will also look at ways of making this process accessible to young children so that they can make their own materials to paint and draw with.

Cost: £98 per person

     


Make a Wooden Bench or Stool
             
 

     

Making a simple and useful piece of furniture is a very satisfying activity.
On this course you will be taken through the process of making your own
beautiful wooden bench - a very pleasing addition to any outdoor space.
Venue: Blackhall Farm

Cost: £100 per person


 

If you are interested in any of the above courses then get in touch. Rather than setting course dates we plan to schedule courses to meet the needs of prospective participants.
info@creativewoodlandresources.co.uk
 
The courses are designed to offer a range of useful and exciting skills that you can take away and apply to your outdoor provision, whether offering activities to children or making changes to your outdoor environment. Participants will experience a range of making activities using traditional green woodcraft techniques and tools. No previous experience or special knowledge is required and all tools to be used on the courses will be provided along with guidance on their safe use.There will normally be a maximum of 6 participants per facilitator. The course fee includes materials. Extra materials may be available for purchase at the end of the course.

We can deliver these courses on our farm, in our woods or at your venue or school. They can be structured to suit individual needs or whole staff teams.

We can taylor courses to your requirements and budget, so get in touch if you have any specific requests.

info@creativewoodlandresources.co.uk




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