Watershed Studio 
Tel: 01255 820466 

Other Creative Courses 

 
Immersing yourselves in any creative activity is truly good for your soul. Spending a day or evening with friends in a relaxed and friendly countryside setting, whilst learning a new skill, is also a very pleasurable treat so our new programme of additional creative courses ticks all those boxes. 
 
We have several courses lined up already but if you have a group of ten or more of you and you would like us to put on a special workshop just for you please do get in touch. This is perfect for a hen party, or a birthday celebration with a difference or just for a group of friends wanting a good excuse for a get together! If the weather is good some of these courses will be held in our new marquee. 
 
Deposits of £20/day need to be paid on booking with the final balance due a month before each course takes place but don't worry, reminders are sent out! 
10am—4.30pm £90 including materials. 
Including lunch and afternoon cake plus tea/coffee on tap 
 
Spend the day creating an elegant wire Avocet. Louise will start with a brief demonstration and then take you step by step through the weaving process using soft copper wires. 
 
The aim of the workshop is to equip you with the technical skills and confidence to go on and make your own wire sculptures at home. Please bring long nose pliers & either a bradawl or metal skewer (basically anything fine and pointy to help with poking wire through small gaps!) Wire will be provided. 
 
Reference pictures of Avocets will be available to work directly from but if you wanted to do any preparatory sketches on the day then a sketchbook & pencil would be handy. 
 
 
 
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7pm – 9.30 approx 
£40 including all materials and refreshments 
 
During this busy but relaxed evening Marie will show you how to choose and prepare flowers and foliage to create a button hole, corsage and a small bridesmaid hand-tie bouquet. This is the perfect course for anyone with a wedding or prom on the horizon or just as a gift idea for the future. Marie will lead by demonstration with plenty of one to one help too. 
 
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Covering three evenings: Tues 12th, 19th & 26th June  
6.30pm to 9.30pm 
£120 for all three evenings including all materials and tools which you can keep, plus refreshments. 
 
This course will cover three evenings of intensive but fun tuition and practical advice. You will cover the essential skills needed to make a realistic delicate-looking wired sugar flower bouquet. Each week you will learn how to make a selection of flowers and foliage before putting them all together on week three to create a stunning bouquet that can be used to decorate a special occasion cake. 
 
 
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10am—4.30pm £95 including all materials 
Including lunch and afternoon cake plus tea/coffee on tap 
Weave a life-sized willow goose in one day! Louise will introduce you to basic willow working techniques & then demonstrate alongside you during the creative process. We'll be using British grown willow which can be displayed indoors or outside. Once you've acquired these few simple skills there's no limit to what you can make out of willow from the simplest of little stars to massive sculptural forms (well worth a look at 'willow sculpture' images online for inspiration). All materials will be supplied but please bring a pair of sharp secateurs. 
 
Taking place in the marquee 
 
 
 
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7pm - 9.30pm approx 
£40 including all materials and refreshments 
 
During this fun and relaxed evening Marie will show you how to create your own unique basket of summer flowers and foliage. She will explain in depth about the suitability of different varieties of flowers and foliage including preparation and maintenance before demonstrating how to use your container to its best advantage. 
 
 
 
 
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10am—4.30pm £90 including all materials 
Including lunch and afternoon cake plus tea and coffee on tap 
Spend a day making a 4' willow star or even two if you have time! This enjoyable craft is a great introduction into using basic willow working techniques. We'll be using British grown willow which can be displayed inside or outdoors. Louise will take you step by step through the relatively simple construction process. You'll take home a substantial piece of natural artwork to decorate your home & garden & also the skills to carry on making woven art at home, it's quite addictive! The stars look great hung with simple fairy lights but also when decorated with seasonal foliage or beach finds. Willow & bindings will be supplied but please bring (freshly sharpened) secateurs. 
Taking place in the marquee. 
 
 
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10am to 4.30pm approx Cost £75 including all materials, a farmhouse lunch, afternoon cake and tea/coffee on tap. This will take place in the Watershed Marquee.  
 
Come along and learn the art of wet felting then design and make your own bag, hat, bowl or maybe a lap top/ipPad cover! 
 
Felt making is an ancient craft dating back thousands of years, yet the same techniques are still used today. Wool fibres are sprayed, pressed and rubbed with warm soapy water until they lock together to form a non woven textile which can be moulded into a myriad of creations, ranging from small three-dimensional objects to yurts and on to the thinnest of cobweb scarves. 
 
Handmade hats are Kris’s speciality. She use mainly Merino tops (processed fleece) which is fine, soft and available in a huge array of colours. The addition of different fibres such as silk, wool locks, organza and alpaca, either as an embellishment or blended, adds contrast and texture. 
Kris enjoys using vintage buttons and found objects to decorate her designs, and she also makes bags, slippers and a variety of other designs as shown in her gallery. www.krismarriottfeltmaker.co.uk 
 
Kris is a member of the International Felt Makers Association (I.F.A.) 
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10am - 4.30pm daily £175 includes materials and farmhouse lunches and cake in the afternoon 
 
Students will be working with air drying clay. A great product that dries and hardens without the use of a kiln. 
Students will learn clay modelling techniques including preparatory sketching, forming an armature, joining clay sections, fine modelling and finishing. 
A variety of finishes will then be explored to ensure long term preservation of the work. 
 
The only things you need to bring will are: 
An old shirt, overall or apron, a newspaper, an old knife, fork and teaspoon ( just any old table knife and fork ). 
A suitable cardboard box to carry the finished piece home. ( anything approximately 18” cube size ) and a note book to make notes and sketching. 
 
 
 
 
 
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6.30pm – 9.30pm 
£40 including all materials and tools which you can keep 
 
On this workshop you will learn and practice the art of modelling concentrating on festive characters and other simple Christmas based objects, plus: 
• How to achieve clean crack free paste 
• Understand proportion when sizing heads, bodies & limbs. 
• How to Dress Characters. 
 
 
 
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Monday 3rd, 2pm—4.30pm & 7pm—9.30pm 
Tues 4th, 7pm—9.30pm - FULL 
Wed 5th Dec, 7pm—9.30pm 
Cost £30/session including some materials and mulled wine 
 
Join us for a fun evening making your own festive door wreath. Allison will give you practical hints on making Christmas wreaths, as well as sharing ideas of how to use freely available evergreen foliage to help create your own traditional Christmas table arrangement! 
 
During the session Marie, or Allison will demonste a festive hand-tied arrangement and show the secrets to good Christmas Bows! 
 
Please bring seccateurs and perhaps a candle/s of your choice and/or any other Christmassy bits plus ribbon that you might like to use. All foliage will be provided, wires, frames, oasis, as well as inspiration and a friendly atmosphere. Please bring a favourite container you may like to use for the table arrangement—it needs to be deep enough to hold water but not too deep! 
I will be using hay and moss again for the wreaths so please dress accordingly!! 
This is a fun evening, not to be taken too seriously, and suitable for everyone including complete novices. 
+ RAFFLE—we will raffle the hand tie at the end of the evening session in aid of charity. 
 
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