Workshops: Green Arts and Crafts
Knitting | Image © Mim Saxl Photography 2012
There’ll be updates on this year’s workshop programme from about the beginning of April on, but below you can see a selection of the workshops we enjoyed last year.
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Spinning Workshop with Beetle Felt with Dee Sayce. Learn the ancient craft of spinning and make your own unique yarn using a drop spindle for use in knitting, crochet or weaving. Learn how to card sheep’s fleece, make your own spindle and try using a spinning wheel. Workshop is suitable for any age group.
Join the Tuffeteer to create an eco-friendly tuffet! With Joanna Vosper. Create your own tuffet with The Travelling Tuffeteer — eco-friendly and lightweight to enjoy for the rest of the festy and beyond!
Primitive Pottery: Make and fire your own pots with Somerset clay with Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo, a Somerset based artist based at Tinkers Bubble.
Children’s Wild Food Forage with Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo and Patch Tucker from Tinker’s Bubble will teach your children to learn to identify wild plants and make their own forage handbook.
Blacksmithing with Dan Winstance and Jenny Cole. Have a go at Blacksmithing from a portable hand crank forge. Offering one to one sessions, making jewellery and working with beaten copper. Also able to repair and mend onsite!
Make a Hula, Shake a Hula, Take a Hula: Creative workshops in green willow hula-hoop crafting. With The ‘Shake a Hula’ Company.
Woodcarving Spoons with Jack Tree, and Natural Jewellery and Weaving with Sadie Shrub. Tribe Of Mog is an artist collective bringing art, craft and education within an organic and creative space.
Weaving a Natural Canvas on an Earth Loom with Jay Hadley. Earth loom weaving is a peaceful and creative way to connect with each other. By weaving a beautiful outdoor tapestry we are symbolising the interwoven nature of community and the world around us.
Rag Art in the Gaia Temple Yurt with Sue Clow and her team, plus Ground Loom and Pegloom Weaving. There will also be workshops teaching various Felting techniques to make bangles, hair pieces, and felt pictures, and Corsage Making, using local and recycled materials. You can also make Faeries, Gnomes and Angels using Needle Felt Making. Come and get cosy in their 16ft yurt, heated with wood burning stove.
Life drawing class | Image @ Charlotte Baxter 2012
Life Drawing Workshops with Michael Harket. Working directly from a professional life model, the sessions will be about one and a half hours long learning different ‘How to’ exercises. Michael is a practicing artist and teacher with extensive experience, which enables him to offer dynamic and creative classes to a wide range of abilities. These sessions offer an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of working with the nude model, and are designed to help develop your skills, enjoy the stillness of looking closely and to also to have fun! All welcome from beginners to the more practiced. Easels, model and all materials supplied. Donations welcome.
Doo it Yourself with Mark Forzani and Penny Raven. Come and make a didgeridoo and learn how to play. We teach people to make didgeridoos out of sustainable bamboo using simple tools so at the end of the workshop you’ll have a good quality didgeridoo to take home. We also teach people how to play didgeridoo and people can come with their own didgeridoo to play and learn more advanced techniques. Anyone can join in from beginners to advanced players and also any age from 8 onwards.
Design and Screen Print Your Own T-Shirt with Rachel Clatworthy and Adam McEvoy. Come find us in the field and get creative. Bespoke your very own t-shirt. Bring an old t-shirt from home to give it a new lease of life. Think about what message you would like to share with the world and come print it loud and clear.
Creating Grace Women’s Workshops with Art Therapist Tessa Howell. Women's workshops of creativity, circle and ceremony. Sweet soul sisters gathering together to use art therapy techniques and simple ceremony to drop in deeper to ourselves and find freedom. Tess is an artist, art therapist, shrine maker, costumier, ceremonialist. She leads workshops using art therapy techniques for transformation and inspiration, and is a Women’s Group facilitator, gathering together in circles to share our hearts. Tess is a ritual leader, creating rites of passage events in sacred spaces and placing herself in service to all that is sacred, spirited and holy.
Open Art Surgery with Steve Harrington-Ellsmore. With his memorable caravan, Steve runs an open, free workshop space for artists of all ages. He is a visual artist specializing in collage, portraits and installations, who’s very much a 'people person', maintaining an open, welcoming, inspirational space. He uses recycled materials for his decoupage, and has years of experience in public displays and workshops.
Spiky’s Dreamcatcher Making Space for adults and teens and Didge Playing for beginners, and improvers with Peter Sylvan Vajra. Peter has been a musician since youth, and plays a variety of instruments and percussion. He has been playing and making didges for 20 years.Dreamcatcher Making: You need to be dexterous and patient and may take 2 sessions to complete. Hoops and cotton supplied. Didge Playing for beginners and improvers. For people with little experience of playing with others. Easy circular breathing, and time to jam. Peter has 6 didgeridoos to borrow or bring your own.
Chalk Carving workshops all day, every day. All inclusive hands on chalk carving workshop, accessible to adults and children alike. Chalk is a very soft and yielding material suitable for any attention span!! We provide chalk and tools and inspiration too if needed. We run on a donations basis, and have a colourful display of artwork and cultural curiosities. This will be our eighth year at Budddhafield! More about Chalk and Charcoal
Horseshoe Painting and Horseshoe Throwing with the Therapeutic Horsemanship team.
More to be confirmed.
Wordplay Writing Workshops with Cath Drake. Have fun with words and flex in your creative muscle, ignoring the bossy inner critic. You’ll find lots of left field ideas you didn't know you had and emerging ideas for poems and stories. Cath Drake is Perth girl who has lived in London for a decade. She's been published in anthologies and magazines in UK, US and Australia (Overland, Indigo), and often performs her work in venues from street corners to cafes, theatres and galleries. She thrives on running playful writing workshops that spark creativity. Cath is also a non-fiction writer and her work includes award-winning journalism.
Poetry Writing in Nature Workshops for adults and children. Ellen de Vries and David Robinson. Ellen is a poetry teacher at Evolution in Brighton, but runs lots of other writing and poetry workshops throughout the year in Brighton. David is a play worker who has been working with children for 3 years and does English tutoring. Adult’s workshop: Making tiny books with a journey poem in it. Using similar themes and Haiku we'll look at changing the way we see things when we walk through nature — looking at light, looking into hidden cracks, looking for evidence of time which has passed. We will write simple poem fragments and make little books that record our nature walk. Children’s workshop: Walking in nature with children we'll encourage thought about language used to describe found objects, including looking into hidden cracks and finding beauty in conventionally ugly or disgusting things, like mud etc. We’ll use the language found to make a big painting on a sheet which we’ll put on display. Words from the womb: Finding poetry in the body with Ellen de Vries in theWomen’s Space. See Boards for further details.