One of the best places to source willow in the Fens is Holt Island, St Ives. Very close by is The Norris Museum where I will be teaching how to make plant supports for gardens in the area. This workshop is for both beginners and those who have made with willow previously.
Sunday 16th September I will be taking part in Holt Island Heritage weekend, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hoping for good weather and lots of meetings with basketmakers and answering questions from potential basketmakers and maybe do some basketmaking. There will be workshop booking forms and items for sale.
The Greenhouse workshop in the Bishops Garden, Ely will be open on June 10th 2p.m. – 6p.m. as part of the NGA Open Garden Scheme, come and see what is made here, there will be items for sale or to commission and details of next seasons workshops. Click on the link for more information about the garden
The whole school took part, everyone learned how to manipulate willow. we are all very proud of the result!
Commissioned workshops are designed in consultation with individuals, groups and communities. Jane has experience teaching groups with a wide range of ages and abilities, including family workshops, youth work as well as curriculum based training courses. Jane also works with other artists and practitioners including environmentalists, local historians, performers and storytellers. See examples of workshops and projects
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Book group workshops or one to one sessions on dates and venues of your choice, please go here for more information. I have experience of leading workshops in a variety of settings both in UK and abroad with people of all ages and abilities.
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Working with OuseLife artists and teachers from local schools, children made sculptures and installations for Ely Cathedral Science Festival. The workshops I worked on were Recycling and Colour theory, using bicycle wheels with bottle tops to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in the environment