Throughout the summer we run a series of creative courses at Stillingfleet Lodge, using the garden both as the backdrop and inspiration for a variety of practical arts, crafts and photographic workshops.
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Many courses sell out quickly, so early booking is recommended.
All courses include entry to the garden plus welcome coffee and biscuits. All materials are provided unless stated.
Creative Workshops 2017
Monday 24th April – Willow Weaving with Joevanka Gregory
We are delighted to welcome Joevanka Gregory back for her second year as course leader for our popular willow weaving courses. On this half day workshop you will learn how to make a willow obelisk suitable for you to take home and use as a growing frame for annual climbing plants such as sweet pea and nasturtium. Read more
Time: 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00. Cost £40
Wednesday 10th May – Beginners Photography Course with Dave Richardson
If you are flummoxed by focus, baffled by buttons, lousy with lenses or frequently disappointed by your photographs, this beginners photography course is for you!
The course cost includes hand outs and coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your camera and notepad and pen. Read more
Time 10:00 to 12:00 Cost: £35
Wednesday 17th May – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
This is a full day workshop where you will make your own wire hen or duck under the expert guidance of Chris Moss. Perfect for those of you who loved the small wire bird course and now want to make something more ambitious. Read more
Time: 10:00 to 16:00 Cost £70 (includes course materials) Please bring a packed lunch
Monday 22nd May – Adding Colour to Charcoal Drawings with Phil Reynolds
Back for a third year, this popular course looks at how free impressionistic drawings using pencil and charcoal can be brought to life by the addition of small patches of colour from thinned acrylic paint.
Includes all materials (including easels if you need one). Read more
You will need to bring your own packed lunch and a fold up chair.
Time: 10:00 to 15:00 Cost £45
Monday 5th June – Creating a Garden Sketchbook with Peter Scott
A sketchbook tells the story of a day’s painting, a reminder of more than just a single moment, but how things change over time and your thoughts and responses to it.This new full day art course is about arranging and compiling sketchbook pages in pencil, ink and watercolour. Read more
Time: 10:00 to 16:00. Cost: £45.00 (Please bring a packed lunch.)
Monday 17th July – Creative Floral Photography Course with John Potter
This photography workshop is an intermediate photography course, aimed at people who have some photographic experience but want to improve their knowledge and skill. Led by renowned landscape and fine art photographer, John Potter B.Ed. (HONS) L.R.P.S., you will get a grounding in the principles of digital photography and how to create imaginative, high quality floral photographs in a variety of settings. Read more
Time: 10:30 to 16:00. Cost: £45.00 (Please bring a packed lunch.)
Monday August 7th – An Introduction to Frame Basketry with Joevanka Gregory
Saturday August 19th – Make a Wire Fantail Pigeon with Chris Moss
Chris Moss is back by popular demand to lead this half day wire sculpture course. You will learn how to make a wire fantail pigeon to take home. These sculptures will be made from galvanised wire, so they will be able to be kept outside without going rusty. Materials and tools will be supplied. Read more..
Time: either 10:00 to 12:00 OR 13:30 to 15:30 Cost: £35
We also run a series of gardening courses, please click here for information