Rachel can deliver workshops to community groups of all ages. Groups can make simple willow items to take home or work for longer to making larger sculptures to display indoors or outdoors.
Half day: making simple flat baskets, wreaths, snails or fish, plant supports for sweet peas etc, stars, insects, lanterns.
Full day: large sculptures, people, insects, animals or sculptural work. Make a simple round basket from willow, Large willow flowers.
Several days: large willow animals/people in dry willow or living willow. Willow domes, screens or storytelling areas.
Costs £120 half day, £220 per day plus materials and travel if outside Staffordshire.
Rachel can work with one class for a whole day to create a unique willow structure or can spend time with several classes throughout the day making one or two small items for each child. Special projects can be carried out over several days or weeks. Most sessions can be held indoors or outdoors.
Rachel has 15 years experience as an environmental educator working with school groups of all ages in the outdoors. Risk assessments are conducted for all activities.
Examples of projects for schools
Small willow items – willow crowns, dream catchers, seasonal wreaths, fish, snails, flat baskets, larger round baskets (key stage 4), lanterns.
Larger willow items – willow insects, people, animals, nests, sculptural pieces.