More About Birtley Woodland Art Space

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Nestled within the woodlands on the 48-acre Birtley Estate, this Woodland Art Space is an ideal setting to relax and enjoy being in the great outdoors surrounded by flora and fauna. 

Working with various artists, woodcrafters and wellness professionals, Birtley Woodland Art Space offers a varied programme of events throughout the year adapted for different groups. 


Lorraine (https://hedgesandhurdles.com) and Ruth ( http://www.ruthwheeler.co.uk) are both professional instructors passionate about sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills to others and by joining forces they have created a community arts, crafts and wellbeing space in Bramley, Guildford. 

Both Ruth and Lorraine are members of Surrey Hills Enterprises and proud to have been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills, a mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability.

Lorraine is an experienced tutor, skilled at making handmade sculptures, decorative art pieces, plant supports and seasonal crafts from wood she coppices and harvests locally. Lorraine combines these skills with her experience and ability to deliver personable, varied and interesting workshops and training courses for all.

Lorraine and Paul offer “Experiences”, including hands on Wood Art, Willow Art, Flora & Fauna identification workshops, Bushcraft and combined media workshops delivered throughout the year through to Hedgelaying, Coppicing and Wattle Hurdle Making training courses, heritage skills undertaken during the autumn and winter months.

Ruth teaches Seasonal Yoga which is designed to align the changing energies of nature and the seasons in a practice that improves physical strength and flexibility, giving balance, harmony and an enhanced sense of well-being. Incorporating essential oils to promote both energy and relaxation.

Ruth has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and Philosophy, is an experienced Artist and Sculptor, creating sculptures and teaching to a variety of community groups in Surrey for 25 years. She runs Art and Yoga classes, Creative Wood Carving and Pyrography Workshops and Retreats in Surrey, Cornwall and other UK Venues.