Upcoming Courses in 2020

I am delighted to be collaborating with Nant-y-Bedd – an Award winning RHS Partner Garden during 2020 where I will be running environmental art & craft making courses. I will be leading charcoal making and painting with plant based inks & hand weaving on portable back-strap style looms. During these one-day courses we will be working within a breathtakingly beautiful setting. A magical, wild garden & woodland in the Brecon Beacons. I hope that you will find these courses immersive and restorative, and be inspired by new creative ideas & practices.

Artists Willow Charcoal Making – One day courses held at Nant-y-Bedd

Learn to make your own artist’s charcoal over the firepit from willow grown and coppiced at the magical Nant-y-Bedd garden in the Brecon Beacons. You will have the opportunity to make small batches of your own charcoal for drawing with and also learn how to turn some of your results into ink. We will also spend time exploring some other plant based inks to paint with and a variety of hand-made, natural mark-making materials.

The area in which we will spend the day, Fforest Coalpit has a long association with charcoal burning and you will have the opportunity to learn about some of it’s history. Expect experiments in mark-making, texture exploring and a restorative, creative day spent surrounded by the beauty & tranquility of Nant-y-Bedd, the Garden in the Forest.

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

Places are limited to 10 people per course.

For further details and to make a booking please click your chosen date:

Saturday 30th May, 10.00am-3.30pm

Saturday 10th October, 10.00am-3.30pm

Wild Weaving – One day courses held at Nant-y-Bedd

During this one-day course you will learn the basic principles of hand-weaving using a simple, portable back-strap style loom. Participants will take part in each aspect of the weaving process, from warp design, loom threading, to the weaving itself.

Throughout the day we will explore the possibilities of a diverse range of recycled weft fibres, textures and colours, including the natural materials gathered at Nant-y-Bedd. As a participant you will be encouraged to work spontaneously & intuitively and have the opportunity to create your own peice of woven cloth inspired by the magical Nant-y-Bedd, the Garden in the Forest in the Brecon Beacons.

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal organic lunch, tea & cake.

Places are limited to 10 people per course.

For further details and to make a booking please click your chosen date:

Saturday 20th June, 10.00am-3.30pm

Wednesday 16th September, 10.00am-3.30pm