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.
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.
Butterfly beginners workshop. This two hour workshop introduced participants to working with willow and experimenting with weaves and tying techniques to create a beautiful willow butterfly sculpture for their home or garden.
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.
Willow Sculpture Star workshop at the Devon Kitchen, Mid Devon. This fun evening workshop enabled 10 people to create a rustic,bespoke Christmas decoration. Victoria is happy to come to your group and deliver a morning or evening workshop like this. It’s a festive and fun way to make something unique for your home or garden before the silly season sets in.
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.
The finished four artworks at Hallfiled school in The City of Birmingham. This project took place over a week and all the puples took part in creating Willow spheres with beautiful swirl details
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.
A figure representing the Green Man, created with the boys from Colet Court School in London in an exciting Arts day willow workshop
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 Baskerville School, Birmingham. Willow sculptor Victoria Westaway lead a two day willow workshop with the pupils at Baskerville School, Birmingham. Here we see arts teacher Marie Brophy with two pupils weaving willow into one of three willow spheres to form a three part willow sculpture.
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.
Lantern School workshop, Victoria was commissioned to teach the children in 3 local schools how to make festive lanterns for the Community Christmas Festival. The workshops included design, frame creation,covering with tissue paper and final design details. The workshops were fantastic and the lanterns had a great impact in the local lantern parade. Contact Victoria for your social lantern event.
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 sculpture Heart Workshop at the Devon Kitchen, Mid Devon. This fun evening workshop enabled 10 people to create a rustic,bespoke heart decoration. Victoria is happy to come to your group and deliver a morning or evening workshop like this. perfect for getting a group of friends together and making something beautiful for your home
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.