Willow sculpture workshops have become very popular with artistic groups of all ages and abilities. In addition to willow sculpture commissions Herefordshire artist Victoria Westaway delivers creative workshops, Victoria shows you how to learn new skills to create your very own willow sculptures. Victoria can adapt willow workshops specifically for adult groups, horticulture societies, school workshops, forest schools and summer schools. If you and your friends would like Victoria to deliver a willow workshop near you please get in touch. Victoria loves to educate and inspire others to use willow in innovative and original ways. Contact Vik to book a willow workshop or for inspiration browse through the recent workshops below.
Little hands create a giant willow ball during the Willow sculpture workshop summer school at Saxon Hall, Herefordshire commissioned by the Putson Community Association.
Here are some of the very proud hard working children taking a well earned rest while leaning on their latest willow sculpture creation. These small willow weavers deserve to be proud of their new willow spheres. They turned out so good all three of these willow sculptures will be sited permanently within the grounds of Saxon Hall Community Centre.
Here you can in Hereford - helping hands make light work weaving willow during the summer school activity day at Saxon Hall. The children worked very hard I was very impressed with their weaving skills and enthusiasm for the willow workshop said willow artist Victoria Westaway.
School Workshop at Baskerville School, Birmingham. Willow sculptor Victoria Westaway lead a two day willow workshop with the pupils at Baskerville School, Birmingham. Here we see arts teacher Marie Brophy with two pupils weaving willow into one of three willow spheres to form a three part willow sculpture.
Here the summer school children help each other weave the willow in to the willow sphere, slowly creating the willow sculpture. Willow artist Victoria is at hand to assist and enthuse these eager up and coming willow sculptors create a willow sculpture to be proud of.
School Workshop at Bradley Stoke Community School, South Gloucestershire. Willow artist Victoria Westaway lead a one day willow workshop with the pupils at Bradley Stoke Community School near Bristol. Here we see some of the participating students having fun with the finished willow balls made during the willow sculpture workshop.
School workshop complete as is the willow sculpture comprising three giant willow spheres seen here in the arts room at Baskerville School, Birmingham. 'The willow workshop that Victoria prepared and presented to our students was fantastic. Victoria inspired the students with this very special material and worked well with the different ability groups', said Art Teacher Maria Brophy.
School Workshop at Clee Hill Community Primary School, Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire. Willow Sculptor Victoria Westaway lead a fabulous two day willow workshop with the pupils of Clee Hill Community Primary School, During this school workshop Vik worked with all the pupils at different times during the two day willow workshop creating four willow spheres of varying size.
Bradley Stoke Community School, South Gloucestershire pupils completed their one day willow workshop and were pleased to exhibit their new willow spheres in the school grounds. 'The school workshop pupils worked really hard, I was impressed with their speed and agility in weaving willow and maintaining sculptural form', said willow sculptor Victoria Westaway.
The finished sculpture after a single days willow workshop. The Willow Owl workshop is a great way to familiarise yourself with this brilliant material.
Shropshire based Clee Hill School workshop pupils and staff celebrate with their new willow sculptures, now completed and ready to be sited in the school grounds. 'The staff and pupils are incredible, it rained, it froze, its the highest school in Shropshire with winds to prove it, yet these kids zoned in, worked hard and never complained - can't wait to return in March 14 for Forest School', said Vik slightly drenched willow sculptor.
The starting stage of four willow spheres for a week long school project in The City of Birmingham, children aged four to eight all took part to create a beautiful quality piece of artwork for their school grounds.
The beautiful result of a Willow Heart Workshop. This simple project is popular with all groups including Hen Parties for creative brides to be
A Hen Party with a difference. In this Willow Workshop the Hens made Willow Hearts and Willow Spheres to decorate the church for the brides Big Day.
The Bride to be weaves a Willow Heart as part of her Hen Party Celebrations. All the Hens had a great time and were so pleased to be able to make something that would be used as part of the Bride's Big Day
Clee Hill Primary School in Shropshire created this live willow tunnel with Victoria in a workshop over two cold March days, but the chilly weather didn't worry these enthusiastic and creative folks.
The pupils here are having a great time finishing off their new live willow tunnel in their school grounds. This two day project is great as part of a forest school lesson.
The Owls take shape as part of a days willow weaving workshop in LLlangarron, by the end of the day the participants had finished a unique owl sculpture made from black maul willow.
The finished four artworks at Hallfiled school in The City of Birmingham. This project took place over a week and all the puples took part in creating Willow spheres with beautiful swirl details
An Artsday project at Colets Court School in Hammersmith London, here the pupils had to create figures representing characters from English Folklore. This Willow Workshop was really popular with the boys, staff and supportive parent teams all taking part.
A figure representing the Green Man, created with the boys from Colet Court School in London in an exciting Arts day willow workshop
Willow Workshop creating Willow Owl Sculptures, The participants had not used Willow before and all were delighted to create new piece of art in a single day.