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Birtley Woodland Workshops

At Birtley Woodland Art Space

Mentored by Lorraine Ellery Matthews & Ruth WheelerMentor summary: Co-founders of Woodland Art Space
Location address: Guildford, GU5 0LB
Chosen age group:

For ages: 6 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £18/hrConcession £14.15/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


Come to our open day to meet professional instructors Lorraine and Ruth who are both passionate about sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills to others. Join us around Our camp fire and together we can discuss creating bespoke courses, workshops or events that suit your budget, age ranges, and educational interests. CHRISTMAS WOODLAND WORKSHOP Enjoy participating in our Christmas Woodland Workshop where you can spend time carving, burning, weaving and creating a selection of decorative art pieces and natural hanging decorations to take away and decorate your home or gift to a loved one! The session will comprise working with Willow and Wood in different ways including Wood Carving, Pyrography and Willow Weaving. We will also be using hand tools including saws and drills for those who wish to make wood crafts e.g. Wooden Christmas Trees. In a morning or afternoon workshop, you will complete a Wood Art or Willow Art project piece or a couple of smaller projects, one of e...

Lorraine Ellery Matthews & Ruth Wheeler·Co-founders of Woodland Art Space
Lorraine ( and Ruth ( are both professional instructors passionate about sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills to others and by joining forces they have created a community arts, crafts and wellbeing space in Bramley, Guildford. We host learning experiences for adults, teenagers and young families and can customise events to suit private groups like Home Educated children and their families. Courses can take place in various locations in and around Surrey Hills, and we have recently found a private outdoor space to use in Smallfield, Surrey. If this is popular we can create a regular event that is weekly, biweekly or monthly. Both Ruth and Lorraine are members of Surrey Hills Enterprises and proud to have been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills, a mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability. Lorraine is an experienced tutor, skilled at making handmade sculptures, decorative art pieces, plant supports and seasonal crafts from wood she coppices and harvests locally. Lorraine combines these skills with her experience and ability to deliver personable, varied and interesting workshops and training courses for all. Lorraine and Paul offer “Experiences”, including hands on Wood Art, Willow Art, Flora & Fauna identification workshops, Bushcraft and combined media workshops delivered throughout the year through to Hedgelaying, Coppicing and Wattle Hurdle Making training courses, heritage skills undertaken during the autumn and winter months. Ruth teaches Seasonal Yoga which is designed to align the changing energies of nature and the seasons in a practice that improves physical strength and flexibility, giving balance, harmony and an enhanced sense of well-being. Incorporating essential oils to promote both energy and relaxation. Ruth has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and Philosophy, is an experienced Artist and Sculptor, creating sculptures and teaching to a variety of community groups in Surrey for 25 years. She runs Art and Yoga classes, Creative Wood Carving and Pyrography Workshops and Retreats in Surrey, Cornwall and other UK Venues.

Learning aims

To relax and unwind in the serenity of woodlands in a safe, protected space

Strengths to develop

Learning new skills and having the time and space to be both mindful and creative will improve your confidence and give you a sense of pride in your achievements however big or small.

What's provided




Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Birtley Estate, (Meet us by turning left at gated entrance in field car park by toilets), Woodland Art Space, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0LB

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £18Ticket description: If you book the full day you may select the Concession price.
Ticket: Concession £14.15

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

We reserve the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond our reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies. You may request a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event start date and 50% up to 2 weeks prior to the event start date. No refunds are available if you cancel within two weeks of the event start date. If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.


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