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WOOD STONE CARVING with Andy McFetters

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									          ADULT CLASSES                   Sat 30th June, 4th Aug, Thurs 8th Nov    Paper Making With Louise Wood              plants and natural surroundings of
                                          Spend the day learning the skills of     Sat 26th May, 25th Aug, 10th Nov*          the Four Winds to generate ideas for
Silver Circles ~ Ring Making              traditional and contemporary             Learn to make paper using recycled         small felt pieces and structures, such
With Emily Fedouloff                      basketry enabling you to make a          materials, basic kitchen equipment,        as pods, flowers and vessels.
Sat 10th Feb, 24th Mar, 12th May,         round fruit basket from willow. Using    and a host of tips and decorations.
1st Sept, 20th Oct, 8th Dec               techniques dating back to Roman          Weekend / 2 day course                     Hand Building Ceramic Pots &
Design and make a sterling silver ring    times and modern adaptations, you        Sat 16th & Sun 17th June                   Balls+ Raku Ceramic Firing With
using simple silversmithing               will be able to finish your basket in    As above + 8th Sept (2nd day)              Anthea Summers see adult classes
techniques and basic hand tools.          the day.                                 Experiment with collage and simple         All dates have parent & child option.
Cut the silver, hammer into shape,                                                 printing techniques to create a
decorate, solder seam, finish and         Random Willow Weave                      Japanese style bound book with your        Woven Structures With Susan
polish ~ go home with a unique            With Anthea Naylor                       hand made paper.                           DuFeu Sat 12th May
creation!                                 Sat 21st July, 1st Sept                                                             Using willow, wire and branches
                                          Learn random willow weaving              Felt Making with Irene Blair               make a simple woven structure. Then
Wood & Stone Carving                      techniques used to create                Sat 19th May, 21st July, 29th Sept         enhance it with wool, ribbons,
With Andy McFetters                       contemporary baskets, sculptures         We will show you how to produce felt       feathers, beads etc to make a more
Sat 24th Feb, Sat 17th Mar, 12th May,     and decorations. The day will focus      using natural coloured fleece – direct     complex structure. Learn knotting,
18th Aug, 29th Sept, 27th Oct,            especially on creating a random          from the sheep. Learn the                  weaving and decorating techniques,
17th Nov, 1st Dec                         weave willow basket, sphere or bowl.     techniques involved in carding,            transferable to a myriad of projects.
Covering the fundamentals of                                                       preparation and felting. Design and
                                                                                                                              Traditional Hand Puppet Making
carving: including choice of wood &       Willow Bird Feeders                      produce your own hat or wall
                                                                                                                              with Swantje Siebke Sun 21st Oct
stone, tools, safety procedures,          With Anthea Naylor Sat 6th Oct           hanging in this enjoyable and
                                                                                                                              Tabletop puppetry ~ a simple way of
design, finish. Try both wood and         Make attractive willow bird feeding      productive class.
                                                                                                                              creating puppet shows with natural
stone with guided carving throughout      houses and hanging nut containers
                                                                                                                              materials. Working with fairy tales,
the day.                                  using traditional willow weaving         Spinning with Irene Blair
                                                                                                                              we will create a puppet stage,
                                          techniques.                              Sat 8th Sept
                                                                                                                              standing puppets and props from
Wood & Stone Carving Projects                                                      You will learn how to prepare the
                                                                                                                              dyed sheep’s fleece, using a dry
With Andy McFetters 3 days                Kindling / Log Baskets With              natural coloured fleece (as above)
                                                                                                                              felting technique.
Tues 8th – Thurs 10th May                 Anthea Naylor (intermediate)             and how to spin it into yarn using a
Tues 25th – Thurs 27th Sept               Sat 3rd Nov                              drop spindle and a spinning wheel.         Silk Painting with Karin
Learn the fundamentals of carving         Just the time of year for those of you   Take your finished yarn home to use        Chipulina 27th Oct
then undertake a project to complete      with 3 or 4 round baskets under your     it in projects or bring it to the next     Enjoy the day together learning how
over the 3 days with Andy’s support       belt to try something a little bigger.   felt class to incorporate it in your hat   to paint on silk. Create your own
& guidance.                                                                        or bag etc.                                designs or use tracing techniques to
                                          Wild Wood Weekend With Chas                                                         produce beautiful results that can be
Garden Sculptures and Plant               Heath Sat 31st March & Sun 1st April,    Rag Rugging With Morag Nisbet              used for cards and presents.
Supports With Anthea Naylor               13th & 14th Oct, 20th & 21st Oct         Sun 20th May, Sun 23rd Sept
Sat 10th Mar, Sat 21st April, 5th May     Learn the basics of turning green        The process involves hooking scraps        Paper Making With Louise Wood
Learn to make sturdy and useful           wood and rustic furniture enabling       of fabric into a Hessian background        10th Nov see adult class
frames and sculptures for plants and      you to design and complete your          to make exciting and colourful works
climbers in your home and garden          project e.g. small coffee table or       of art. Cushion covers, wall               Withy Lanterns
using fundamental weaving                 garden seat. Step by step instruction    hangings, rugs, spectacle cases,           With Susan DuFeu Sat 17th Nov
techniques with willow, cane and          will be provided ~ including choice of   jewellery, bags, pictures, hats – all      Learn the skills of working with
hedgerow materials.                       wood, preparation and finish, along      these can be created using the rag         willow & tissue paper to create your
                                          with safe and efficient tool use and     work techniques. A great way to            lantern – they are also transferable to
Living Willow Arches with                 project design.                          recycle old clothes and fabrics!           other projects, e.g. sculptures,
Anthea Naylor                                                                                                                 mobiles, screens, etc. The finished
Sat 24th March, Sat 31st March            Hand Building Ceramic Pots &             Autumn Textile Weaving                     lanterns are extremely attractive ~
Join us to learn the techniques           Balls* With Anthea Summers               With Susan DuFeu Sat 22nd Sept             especially when lit!
involved in constructing a living         Sat 21st April, 28th July, 3rd Nov       Learn traditional and contemporary
willow arch. Prepare the sections to      Using 'traditional' methods, develop     weaving methods, using a circular          Using Recycled Materials With
take home ready to plant in good          your hand-building techniques with       frame with knotting, weaving and           Alchemy Arts
time for the willow to take root.         self-setting clay and cold ceramic       formal tapestry techniques to
                                                                                                                              Making Mosaics
                                          glazes. Finish your piece with the       produce an attractive wall hanging.
                                                                                                                              Sat 10th March, 14th July
Weaving Baskets using Recycled            help of a gas kiln to quicken the        These skills will enable you to
                                                                                                                              Have fun together transforming
Materials With Liz Balfour                usually lengthy process. You could       undertake a great many projects in
                                                                                                                              broken crockery, tiles and found
Sat 10th Feb, 15th Sept                   make your own items to glaze and         the future!
                                                                                                                              objects into a lasting work of art.
Come along and try some traditional       fire at the next Raku class!
basketry techniques with some off                                                  Silk Painting With Karin                   Asian Kite Making
beat materials.                           Smoke Fire Raku *                        Chipulina Sat 1st Dec                      Sat 17th March, Sun 14th Oct
                                          With Anthea Summers                      Use special outliners to draw or trace     Closely evocative of leaves, insects
Rush Work with Liz Balfour                Sat 28th April, 25th August, 10th Nov    a design onto silk creating areas that     and birds, Asian kites are perfect
Sat 10th March, 17th Nov                  Raku is an exciting method of firing     are then ‘blocked in’ with vivid           designs for flight. Our recycled kites
Learn to make a rush basket using a       ceramics using copper glazes. The        colours. The resulting visually            bring this ancient tradition into the
mould; this is a lovely soft pliable      bowls are taken from the kiln glowing    stunning textiles can be used to           urban setting.
material.                                 red and placed in leaves / sawdust to    make cushion covers, scarves,
                                          reduce the oxygen. Plunging them         banners, cards…                            Musical Instruments Sat 13th Oct
Hedgerow Baskets                          directly into water completes the                                                   Learn to see the potential carnival in
With Anthea Naylor                        process to produce unpredictable and     Festive Card Making                        your recycling and make something
Sat 24th Feb, 24th Nov                    often amazing results.                   With Louise Wood Sat 24th Nov              musical and fun!
Make your basket using freshly                                                     Join us to make festive cards and gift
gathered hedgerow materials and           Making Mosaics Weekend                   tags. Paint, cut, sew and stamp            Toy Making Sat 8th Sept
garden cuttings. Bring your own           With Jan Kilpatrick                      using a wide variety of equipment,         Reinvent traditional toys using scrap
clippings to add and make a basket        Sat 19th & Sun 20th May                  materials and techniques with many         materials, encouraging imagination
from your garden!                         Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Sept                 useful tips and demonstrations.            and play potential in the most
                                          Using a variety of cutting techniques                                               ordinary aspects of life!
Frame Basket Making                       and a vast array of materials, this      Creating Bonsai With David Platt
With Anthea Naylor                        course is an opportunity to produce a    Sun 20th May + 23rd Sept                   Story Time Silhouette Lamps
Sat 26th May + 22nd Sept                  unique piece of ceramic art. Come        Learn the basic techniques of              Sat 24th Nov
Learn to make a traditional frame         and interpret your ideas in a relaxed    pruning, wiring and root                   Create a beautiful lampshade using
basket, using similar materials but       and supportive atmosphere.               maintenance, along with potential          silhouettes and shadows to evoke
different techniques to the round fruit                                            variations and aftercare. Come and         peaceful dreams. Using simple
basket. Anthea will guide you             Outdoor Mosaic Weekend                   enjoy the class and the relaxing and       imagery to tell a favourite story you
through choice of materials and use       With Jan Kilpatrick                      meditative aspect of developing a          can create a soothing and comforting
of tools and provide tuition and          Sat 16th & Sun 17th June                 bonsai tree.                               light for your children’s room.
support throughout the day enabling       Sat 28th & Sun 29th July                                                                CRAFT & HERBAL CLASSES
you to take home your finished            Learn the skills required to create a        PARENT & CHILD CLASSES                                 ADULTS
basket at the end of the class.           wide range of frost proof garden art,                                                   1 day £45         10.30 – 5.00
                                          able to withstand the rigours of the     Family Felting Fun With Karin                Weekend £100        10.00 – 5.00
                                          harsh Scottish climate ~ stepping-       Chipulina
                                                                                   Sun April 1st, Sat 30th June, 6th Oct      3 days £135        10.30 – 5.00
                                          stones, tabletops, wall slates,
                                                                                   A fun and creative workshop learning       + Materials (depending on class)
Basket Weaving                            birdbaths, decorative planters.
With Anthea Naylor                                                                 felting techniques and exploring
                                                                                                                               PARENT & CHILD 10.30 – 3.00
 £45 (+ materials) ~ Joint Place          used in the home or out on your
  Enjoy the adventure of a visit to       escapades!
Four Winds and spend some creative,
       quality time together.             Women’s Herbal with Daisy Mae
                                          Sat 28th July
PERSONALISED GIFT VOUCHERS                Learn how we can help ourselves in
        AVAILABLE                         the changes of Womanhood. The first
                                          part of the day will involve tasting
     BOOKING CONDITIONS                   herbs and exploring the importance
 All places must be pre-booked            of trusting our
 Places are limited to 8 / class          Intuition, including discussion on how
  6 /ring making; 10 /mosaic              what we eat has a dramatic affect on
                                          our health. We will then meet the
 Non- returnable deposit of £10           herbs in the beautiful gardens of Four
 (£20 2/3 days) to reserve place          Winds and find out how amazing
                                          these friends are in supporting our
         CANCELLATIONS                    process through the cycles.
   Credit / refund if more than
           5 days notice.                 Making Tinctures
     Less than 5 days notice              With David Pirie
            NO REFUND                     Sat 14th July.
  Full refund if 4 Winds cancels          This ever-popular class teaches you
                                          how to make your own herbal
    We have a limited number of           tinctures. We will discuss the
        concession places                 recognition, collection and
                                          preparation of plants along with their
                                          properties and uses. You will have
 RENEWABLE ENERGY COURSES                 step-by-step guidance on how
 DIY Solar Water Heating System           to make medicinal tinctures. Bring
        With Kerr MacGregor               along a half litre of vodka and some
           14th + 15th April              jam jars.
           15th + 16th Sept
   £300 weekend incl. materials           Creams and Ointments
Kerr will provide background              With David Pirie
information on solar water heating,       Sat 4th Aug
along with materials and guidance to      This practical class will teach you how
make your own solar water heating         to prepare you own cream or
system ~ including safe and efficient     ointment using locally sourced
installation and operation techniques.    ingredients. We will have a walk to
                                          identify and discuss the plants,
                                          habitats, properties, uses etc and
                                          then guide you through the process
                                          involved.

                                          Parent & Child Herbal Classes*
                                          Sat 17th June with Daisy Mae
                                          What is an herb? Is it a weed? A
                                          tree? Or something that floats on the
                                          sea? Could it be all three? Find out
                                          more by joining us to explore the
                                          exciting world of herbs together…
                                          There will be identifying, preparing
                                          and tasting some friendly herbs too.




         HERBAL CLASSES

Herbal First Aid With David Pirie
Sat 28th April, 18th August
Learn to treat minor ailments and
complaints for yourself, family and
friends using nature’s medicine. We
will include an herb walk… picking
medicinal plants to make into
remedies for home use. Assemble a
simple herbal first aid kit that can be

								
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