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Workshop/Course, Sat 23 Nov 2019, £70

Views of Kentmere from our Lakeland Farm

Views of Kentmere from our Lakeland Farm

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Kentmere Valley and be inspired by the Lakeland fells and stunning landscape. The perfect place to create.

Details

A great opportunity to create unique, wooden festive decorations, whilst learning a traditional and ancient skill. The Swedish carving tradition uses mainly axe and knife, which sets it apart from other carving where a range of expensive chisels are
needed. Designs will naturally focus on shape and expression, using the suggestions presented by the cleft greenwood. This simplicity and the use of natural curves in branches results in original pieces that have a unique and lively quality that can’t be
achieved with band saws. Revel in shape and colours, whilst learning safe carving and finishing techniques to enable you to continue carving on your own at home.

Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses for nine years, including hazel wattle hurdles,
Swedish spoons and greenwood carving and baskets and willow structures in the garden. She also runs family and adult Nature Connection courses and works as a qualified Forest School practitioner.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Nov 2019 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

The fee for the workshop is £70. This includes a day's of expert tuition, a tasty 2 course lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We like to end the day with a pot of tea and a slice of cake.

Material charge

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Plan to deliver workshops for kids and families - setting up adult programme first.

Address

Browfoot Farm,
Staveley,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9JQ

Directions

Plan route to Cowshed Creative using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 460001  Lat: 54.39424 Long: -2.83175

From the A591 turn into Staveley and follow the road until you reach the village hall. Turn following the sign to Kentmere for 1 mile. The road turns right over a bridge. Ignore this and go straight on up Browfoot Lane, keeping left of the river, for about 2 miles. Goose Howe is the property before us. Four fields further, on the right, there's a sign on the right hand wall for Browfoot Farm. Turn in here. Down the drive; The Cowshed is ahead on the left, with the sign on the wall. For the car park take a right at the two red doors, past farm buildings and left just beyond the grey corrugated tin barn.

Lifts can be arranged from Staveley Train Station.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Service dogs allowed - discussion would need to take place when certain processes being used aren't safe for a dog

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