Creative Courses

Throughout the summer we run a series of creative courses at Stillingfleet Lodge. These highly popular courses are run by visiting experts.

We use the garden both as the backdrop and inspiration for a variety of practical arts, crafts and photographic workshops.

Many courses sell out quickly, so early booking is recommended.

All courses include entry to the garden plus welcome coffee and biscuits. All materials are provided unless stated.

Please note that workshop fees cannot be refunded if cancelled less than 7 days prior to date of workshop.

make a wire hen course
Eco-printing

Eco-Print with Confidence CANCELLED

June 8 at 10:00 - 16:00

Join textile artist Jane Hare for a day of printing on paper and fabric using only leaves foraged from the garden and hedgerows. No paint, inks or dyes are used in the printing process because when it comes to colour,…

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willow basket

CANCELLED Make a Willow Basket

June 18 at 10:00 - 16:00
£70

A willow basket is a beautiful item to use in your everyday life, whether in the home or garden. On this full day beginners course Leilah Vyner of Dragon Willow will teach you the techniques of weaving a sturdy and…

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art course in the garden

Developing a Garden Sketchbook

July 9 at 10:00 - 16:00
£50

A sketchbook is an ideal way to record the changing seasons in the garden and is a valuable resource for developing artwork. This day course with tutor Peter David Scott, is designed to help students improve their sketching technique and…

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flowers in pastel

Painting the Garden in Pastels

July 20 at 10:00 - 16:30
£45

Painting plein air to capture the delights of the garden using soft pastel. Cath Inglis will give you a short demonstration showing the techniques she uses and the  use of tonal values & colour in pastel to create a wonderful…

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Small wire bird sculpture

Making a Small Wire Bird

August 1 at 10:00 - 12:30
£40

Chris Moss will be leading these half day sculpture courses where you will learn how to make a small wire bird to take home. These sculptures will be made from galvanised wire, so they will be able to be kept…

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making wire birds

Making a Small Wire Bird

August 1 at 13:30 - 16:00
£40

Chris Moss will be leading these half day sculpture courses where you will learn how to make a small wire bird to take home. These sculptures will be made from galvanised wire, so they will be able to be kept…

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wire alliums by Chris Moss

Making Wire Alliums

August 19 at 13:30 - 16:00
£40

The wire sculpture courses here with Chris Moss are so popular that she has agreed to put on an additional half day session this year. On this course you will learn how to make wire alliums, perfect as an extra…

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Wire stag's head

Wire Sculpture Course – Make a Wire Stag’s Head

September 10 at 10:00 - 16:00
£70

This full day workshop provides an opportunity to make your own wire stag’s head under the expert guidance of Chris Moss. These sculptures will make a stunning centre piece in any home. This course is perfect for those of you…

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Make a 3D Animal Needle Felted Sculpture

September 21 at 10:00 - 16:00
£75

This full day workshop provides a great introduction to needle felting a 3D sculpture. On the day Pam will provide all the equipment, materials and tuition that you need to create your own wonderful animal sculpture to take home. With…

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Photographs of some previous creative courses

Testimonials

"Lovely day out to learn how to make a wire hen or duck. CHRIS was a lovely teacher and the 6 hours flew by!  Lovely gardens and nursery well worth a visit, and lots of other workshops throughout the year! Great fun day out."