HOW TO CREATE A WILLOW DEER!
In my flagship online course I will teach you how to sculpt a life sized deer from willow rods. In this step by step guide I will steer you through the whole process, from the initial preparation of the willow; building a simple armature and then through all the different weaving techniques and methods needed to follow my unique sculpting style.
Over the last 20 years I've been working with willow i have taught thousands of people from far and wide. Not everyone who wants to learn willow sculpture is able to travel to my workshops due to time, distance and financial constraints. This is why I decided to compile all this information into an online course so you can learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.
In this course you will be taught in a series of easy to follow video tutorials, clips & slides, online discussions and downloadable workbooks.
- Tools and equipment
- Research, sketching and making the armature (frame)
- Preparing and sourcing your materials, types and lengths of willow needed
- Weaving a base layer and sculpting the head and legs of your deer
- Sculpting the finishing touches and adding detail
- After care and how to prolong the life of your newly created masterpiece!
This online course is the first of it's kind and the beginning of a series of educational online products to be created by Willowtwisters, Sara & Hanna Holmes. Future courses will guide you through beginner & intermediate willow sculpting where you can learn how to make a willow sphere & a life sized willow heron. We then plan to offer some figurative courses.
Benefits of taking an online course in willow sculpture
I was so pleased when I stumbled across your site announcing that you were to do an on line class. I have just purchased it at the intro price and have watched three and a half classes. So far so good. Everything is explained so clearly, particularly the weaving side to it. I will watch the course through probably a second time before ordering my willow but I can’t wait to get started. I will post a picture once I have done my first project.
Some comments about our live courses:
Sara has worked as a freelance artist for many years. Working mainly as a sculptor her body of work has included some large-scale pieces of public art as well as many private commissions. Working with the environment has involved the extensive use of willow withies as a medium in much of her work. At times, she has stretched this medium to its limit with the intricate detail she has achieved. Always experimenting with new materials her main focus and inspiration comes from working with natural, sustainable materials.
As well as public projects and private commissions Sara has worked extensively in schools, colleges, and community projects across several counties. As a tool for educating people she believes all learning can be embedded into sensory, creative actions. By using natural and sustainable materials as a medium she is certain that environmental awareness can be taught through the tactile and tangible involvement with them.
Some of Sara's work.
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