Ever fancied trying Woodland inspired Arts but not sure which skill you would prefer to learn? We, Lorraine and Ruth (head to our Facebook page to find out more about us), are combining our own skills and years of experience to bring you the opportunity to try various arts classes in a taster day down in Birtley Woods.
We both specialise in different techniques and you will have many choices on the day which include Wood Carving, Pyrography, Campfire Whittling or creating a Bird Feeder, Willow Dream Catcher, Hair Wreath and more.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, class numbers are limited so head over to our bookings page now to secure your first choice of class.
Arts can be tailored to adults or children and you will be able to choose three classes which will last around 60-90 minutes. Skill sets will differ and you work at your own pace to create beautiful and unique pieces which you will be able to take home to decorate your own house and garden.
Art sessions take place in the woodland of the beautiful Birtley Estate which stretches to 48 acres. There is plenty to explore, including walks around the grounds, lunch by the lake and at some point during the day we will toast marshmallows around our campfires. If the weather on the day isn’t the best, don’t worry as we have plenty of shelter.
The day starts at 10am – 4pm and we will allow for a 1 hour lunch break. We will provide tea’s, coffees and cold drinks throughout the day and there are toilets onsite. We just ask that you bring your own lunch to enjoy and keep you going.
All T&C’s are listed on our bookings page.
Just 5 miles outside Guildford town centre in Bramley, in the Woodland that sits within the Birtley Estate. Sat nav location: GU5 0LB.
Note: Please use the main Birtley House entrance entering via the main gate and parking in the left hand car park overlooking the lake. Please DO NOT head to the main house to ask for directions, the arts space is sign-posted and can be easily located beyond the lake and into the woods where Lorraine and Ruth will be waiting. Sadly, at this time our other gardens are restricted and cannot be explored. The Birtley Estate is primarily home to our long standing Care Home, and we ask that any visitors of the Woodland only use the front garden which is home to our main lake, just in case our Residents wish to use the gardens themselves.
Given the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday evening, we have no choice other than to postpone all workshops planned up until the end of May at this time. We do still wish to learn which workshops are of interest to you, your friends and family, you can let us know by joining a WAITLIST, to be notified once workshops resume!
Below is a link to our Experience Box Office listing all our previously planned events. Please select which event is of interest and add your email address to the waitlist. Ignore the dates on the list, we will contact you once things get back to normal to let you know when the next date for your workshop of choice becomes available:
Our little business has come to a halt at this time like so many others. We had hoped that private events would keep us going but that can no longer happen.
We do not know what the future brings but thankfully, as a business we do not yet have any major overheads such as the cost of a permanent business premise! We tend to rent most of our locations on an ad hoc basis or have a ‘quit pro quo’ arrangement in place, therefore, we hope to be able to pick things up again quite quickly once the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is no longer with us.
In the meantime, Paul will return to his seasonal gardening job at The Titsey Estate in Oxted (at least we hope this can happen now) and I will make Willow crafts and Woodcraft in my garden. I will also have the opportunity to create living Willow structures too and look forward to sharing posts of my creations with you here. Once restrictions for travel have lifted I hope to offer free local delivery of items such as Obelisk, Cloche and Harlequin Trees made to order as well as many other items and plants, watch this space for further updates!
You can make contact here or call me, Lorraine on 07446837492
We wish you all well during these difficult times and can’t thank our customers, friends and family enough for the continuous support you have provided.
Lorraine & Paul
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