As many of you will already be aware one of the key locations I (Lorraine) use to host my workshops is Birtley Woodland Art Space, a picturesque studio that I share with talented artist Ruth Wheeler @ruthwheelerwellness a fellow Surrey Hills Enterprises member and friend.
This year, Ruth and I are looking forward to welcoming visitors over three weekends in June commencing 11th June to attend our second Open Studio in collaboration with Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS). This is an exciting opportunity for you to meet local artists and makers who will group together to display and sell their work in and around this picturesque outdoor studio located on the Birtley Estate, Bramley, Guildford.
Birtley Woodland Art Space is a community art, crafts and well-being space for people to come together and learn from professional instructors passionate about sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills to others.
Enjoy your visit and meet a group of artists inspired by nature and the use of natural materials. You can expect to find a wide range of 2d artists and painters each with a unique style offering something for all tastes, including art using watercolour, acrylics, oils and applied techniques such as lino prints and pyrography. Abstract to realism!
You will also find 3d sculptures in glass, wood and ceramics, furniture and natural materials plus Willow art, sculptures and garden structures.
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:
11th & 12th June
17th, 18th & 19th June
25th & 26th June (plus *Summer Craft Fair)
*The final weekend of Open Studios will also include a Summer Craft Fair where artists will be joined by further exhibitors, artisans, wellness professionals, makers and musicians! I have also asked Paul Matthews to undertake a Wattle Hurdle Demonstration too!
You can register online to inform us when you expect to arrive and let us know if you are interested in learning more about the workshops that will take place during these events.
We will be running a selection of drop-in workshops during this event some of which you will be able to pre-book in advance including Willow Dream Catcher Workshops, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Hanging Bird House workshop and more.
Join us for a nurturing evening celebrating the longest day of the year. Ruth will be running two different evening classes, Solstice Yoga Dance and Summer Solstice Yoga followed by drinks around the fire circle and studio.
Pre-bookable workshops including Summer Solstice events will be available to book via our website, see our activities page here for published events: https://www.birtleywoodlandartspace.co.uk/upcoming-activities
We are also calling out for volunteers to join us to help make the event a success and run smoothly. If you are interested in learning more please see our webpage here: https://www.birtleywoodlandartspace.co.uk/volunteer-during-open-studios