Join me in Grist Wood where you will be learning how to make a deer sculpture from willow, hazel or hornbeam, depending on what is available. Grist Wood is a working coppice woodland so we will have access to plenty of materials for building. The facilities are basic, there is a covered area to work under if needed and access to a compost toilet. If you have a pair of secateurs and stout gardening gloves, please bring them in case we don't have enough. Sturdy boots and all weather clothing is advised. We will provide refreshments and a lovely campfire lunch, please let me know if there is anything you can't or don't want to eat. The price is per sculpture, please book for the oldest child and other family members can join in. The maximum group size is 4. This is normally a family activity, if you have an older teenager who you would like to leave unsupervised please message me first to discuss.
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Martin Brockman has been teaching woodland sculpture across Britain for many years. His roots are in the orchards of Kent, where his family had worked the land for generations. Martin kept his link with the land, by working with clay, he studied ceramics at Farnham, the heart of William Cobbett country. After college, Martin toured extensively with Welfare State International - world famous site specific theatre group. He has worked in many different materials; ceramics, fire, wood and different forms of printing. Martin regularly exhibits at the black shed gallery in Robertsbridge and has taught regularly for Blackbird Arts, ACRES and is a founder member of Outdoor Studios.
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