Willow sculpture workshops and classes have become very popular with artistic groups of all ages and abilities. In addition to willow sculpture commissions Mid Devon artist Victoria Westaway delivers creative workshops for all ages.Victoria teaches you the skills you need to create your very own willow sculptures
Victoria can adapt willow workshops specifically for adult groups, team building days, horticulture societies, school workshops, forest schools, summer schools, festivals and much more. If you and your friends would like Victoria to deliver a willow workshop or class 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.
Butterflies at Bickleigh. In this two hour workshop Victoria taught the keen team at Wilkinson Grant how to make their own willow butterfly. Victoria was asked to create a fun two hour workshop for the creative team building day at Bickleigh Castle in Devon. The team of complete beginners worked very well and produced some wonderful works of art to grace their gardens.
Little hands create a giant willow ball during the Willow sculpture workshop summer school at Saxon Hall, Herefordshire commissioned by the Putson Community Association.
Willow sculpture workshop at Pershore College, Worcestershire. All 10 participants created a willow owl in this one day workshop. Victoria is happy to come to your group or school and deliver a workshop like this. It’s a creative and fun way to make something unique for your home or garden.
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 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.
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.
Willow workshop at Pershore College, Worcestershire. All 10 participants created a willow goose in this one day workshop. Victoria is happy to come to your group or school and teach the group how to make a gaggle of Geese. Perfect for creative team building, special birthday get togethers and celebrations.
Lantern Community Workshops, as the dark nights set in Victoria is often asked to work in schools and community groups to design and build giant lanterns for mid winter festivals and solstice festival. Contact Victoria to discuss your winter festival lantern ideas.
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.
St Sidwella Community Sculpture. During the winter months Victoria creates live willow sculptures in workshops across the country so it was great to work closer to home in the wonderful South West City of Exeter. This 2 day Community workshop included preparing the ground and planting all the willows for the St Sidwella Sculpture, a group of 8 participants helped to plant, weave and sculpt the body of Sidwella who grows in the grounds of the fantastic St Sidwells Community Centre in the heart of Exeter.
Willow Goose Sculpture Workshop in Mid Devon. Victoria worked with a fantastic group of ladies to make group of geese. This one day workshop teaches complete beginners how to make a willow Goose for display for gardens and outdoor spaces. The workshop includes all materials including a steel armature which spikes into a lawn or flower boarder.
Willow sculpture workshop creating the Yarty Party Community Festival sculpture. Victoria created the ‘Yarty Party River Goddess’ with the help of music festival revellers at this year’s Yarty Party in Axminster, Devon. These celebratory willow workshops are a fabulous way to create a festival showpiece, get families working together and release a bit of Wicker man nostalgia.