We can now all finally look forward to getting outside and spending time in the great outdoors enjoying the company of other like-minded people. Step into my world and join me, Lorraine to learn how to create your own Willow Art and Sculptures in a morning, afternoon or full-day workshop suitable for beginners and people of all ages and abilities! It’s relaxing and great fun plus I have patience in bucket loads so don’t worry you will leave content and with an art piece to be proud of!
Browse through the selection of events we have planned for this Spring held at several locations within the Surrey Hills including the picturesque location of Birtley Woodland Art Space in Bramley, Guildford; private woodlands in Smallfield, Horley and Flitton’s Nursery & Plant Centre, Woodcote, Wallington.
We have experiences for adults and teenagers as well as those designed with families in mind. Learn how to create a beautiful Butterfly, Dragonfly, Flower and Dream Catcher or create a selection of Plant Supports including Trellis and Obelisks for your garden. Living Willow Harlequin Trees can look amazing standing up to 6ft in height and we have different styles of Bird Feeders and planters for you to weave too!
It’s great working with other artists and makers, our Botanical Dreams Workshop is run together with Garden Designer, Renée Canter and our Birtley Woodland Workshops with Wood Artist & Sculptor, Ruth Wheeler.
If it’s a group booking you are interested in or a themed event then please contact me, Lorraine, to discuss further. I can host your private event at your own outdoor location (if suitable) or you can bring your group to one of my locations, the choice is yours! Make contact to learn my availability and to book.
I love running my workshops, they are really enjoyable but don’t take my word for it, see what others have to say:
“Great crafts and lovely teachers. We have a few crafty builds in our garden now including an Hazel arch, hearts and obelisk ”, facebook review by Samantha Ryan, March 2021
“Highly recommend Lorraine’s Willow class. Myself and my Mum attended the bird feeder class today and loved it. Clear instructions and help when you need it. All covid safe. I hope to come back. Thank you”, facebook review, Caz Councell, September 2020
This is me with my Willow bounty following coppicing at Priory Farm Estate, South Nutfield in March. We are expecting our workshops at Priory Farm to commence again in June.
There is one thing I know and that’s time with your Mother is so precious! Whether you plan to send flowers or other gifts via the post this Mothers day I know more than anything you would prefer to be spending face to face, quality time with her! We may not be able to do this on Mother’s Day itself this year but we CAN plan ahead and give her a gift you can both look forward to and share together!
MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL OFFER BELOW!
This coming Spring I have a wide selection of Willow Craft & Wood Craft workshop experiences for you to share with your Mum and other friends and family in your life that are so special to you. I also have a choice of locations for you to choose and if you prefer I can arrange a private workshop for you to host in your own garden!
“Highly recommend Lorraine’s willow class. Myself and my Mum attended the bird feeder class today and loved it. Clear instructions and help when you need it. All covid safe. I hope to come back. Thank you.” Cas, facebook review.
The locations we have spread out across Surrey Hills & Sussex, here are just a few:
I also have a Mothers Day special offer, just for our readers. Enter the following promo code on booking for two people in one of our Spring or Summer workshops to receive a 10% discount (offer valid until Mothers Day 2021):
Promo code: LOVEYOUMUM
Your safety (and ours) is very important and we will continue to review our risk assessments and ensure we are following Government guidelines. For more information please see here: Health & Safety
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.