Our Courses & Workshops
Develop. Grow. Succeed.
When you join a course at Birtley Woodland Art Space, you can start using your new skills right away. We’re very flexible with course times and schedules, so if you can’t find something that works for you, simply get in touch.
Wood Carving & Pyrography
Release your inner artist
This course is an excellent way for participants to learn a new skill or continue expanding an existing skill. As one of the most popular courses we offer, there are classes available at many different times to fit all types of schedules. If you’re interested in learning more about this course, reach out and we’d be happy to help.
There is something about working with willow that is so mindful, relaxing and satisfying!
Willow weaving can be used to not only make practical pieces but to create beautiful sculptures large and small. From bird feeders, dragonfly, hearts, flowers, angels through to obelisk (plant supports) and harlequin trees.
Much of the Willow we use for some of our larger projects is grown and coppiced here on the Birtley Estate!
We offer a selection of morning, afternoon and full day workshops throughout the year.
Wattle Hurdle Workshop
Learn a heritage skill
Join one of our Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshops and learn the weaving technique used to create hurdles of all sizes. You can use either Hazel or Willow to make a 6ft long hurdle panel, perfect for those border edges.
Birtley Woodland Workshops
Learn Something New
Ruth and Lorraine are excited to welcome you to spend time tapping into your inner creativity and in learning new skills in our mindful, relaxing and welcoming mixed media workshops.
Spend either a half day or full day learning news skills and creating a selection of crafts to take away from Wood Carving, Pyrography, Willow Art & Crafts and much more. We will also have guest artist join us to offer different experiences for you to try.
Surrey Artist Open Studio
An outdoor studio like no other!
Nine amazing artists will exhibit their work at Birtley Woodland Art Space during Open Studios in June. To visit you will first need to register your attendance and select your date and time of arrival.
Ready to sign up for one of our workshops or courses? Give us a call today to schedule a class or an introductory meeting.