We offer an array of traditional and contemporary craft courses, instructed by practicing artists and crafts people. Courses are tailored for beginners as well as those with experience. Ranging from single day to week-long courses, you will learn your new skill within our charming woodland workshop, or at the jewellers bench. There are options for one to one tuition, small groups, or larger groups of up to eight people.
COURSES IN 2021 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Check out 'Upcoming courses' website link as we regularly add new courses.
- Timber frame building
- Greenwood chair making
- Cleft oak gate making
- Greenwood knife, fork and spoon carving
- Silver jewellery making
- Landscape photography
- Pit fired ceramics
- Stone carving
- Glass painting and fusing
'The chair making course was a complete detox from a life over-burdened with electronics and mechanical tricks that save us the bother, and true joy of hand crafting something as simple as a chair. There are easier and cheaper ways of adding a chair to the household inventory but most definitely none so satisfying'.
COURSE DATES AND COSTS
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ABOUT WERNOG WOOD
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wernog Wood is a hidden gem, right in the heart of the Clwydian Range, north east Wales. Our beautiful oak and ash woods are teaming with birds and wildlife, bluebells and wild garlic and an invigorating stream. Just 200m from Offas Dyke and footpaths in every direction, you can enjoy evening walks in the heather covered hills, down into Ruthin, or along Offas Dyke itself to a variety of rural pubs.
Students staying for more than one day can pitch their tent in Wernog wildflower meadow and soak up the alfresco evening ambience. Camping is £8 per night per person. A nice hot shower is also available.
We are soon to complete a cosy 'red shed' which is full of character and will be available to rent.... so watch this space. Depending on relevant permissions, we also hope our visitors will be able to stay in quirky woodland cabins.
During courses, we provide a simple honest lunch such as bread, cheese and soup, however evening feasts are down to the students themselves. With use of a spacious and well equipped kitchen and living space, or a woodfired pizza oven, fire pit and fresh spring water, the formula for evening meals is to team up chefs, two at a time to cook for the rest of the group . the bar is raised night after night and the food just gets better and better.
'One thing I will very fondly remember is sitting underneath the tarpaulin tent, eating amazing plentiful lunches cooked by Claire and Rob and chatting with the friendly group that had been brought together by this course, a very memorable week that will not be forgotten.'