This workshop is for anyone interested in learning to make willow Christmas decorations, whilst also improving their health and wellbeing in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.
With a maximum of 8 participants per workshop, you are guaranteed a lot of support from your tutor who will guide you through the process of making a Swedish willow star, small woven willow tree and a Christmas wreath.
The course covers:
· The differences between green, buff and brown willow, and how to prepare them for use.
· The different parts of a willow rod.
· Using willow to create a variety of sustainable Christmas decorations, including a Swedish willow star, small woven tree and a Christmas wreath.
What previous participants have said:
“Thank you for your support with Christmas Craft activities. My creations are proudly in place in my home and add a comforting feel of Christmas.”
“Thanks Karen, I had a really good time and came away with creations that I am not ashamed of! Looking for a space for my star today!”
There is no formal assessment for this course. Your tutor will give you regular feedback to support your skill development.
At the end of this workshop, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Starter Level workshop or course.
Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone!
Need to know…
This workshop is suitable if you have no experience in this subject, and want to discover if it’s for you.
If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.
If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.
Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).
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