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Wayside Willow

Chaz Friend

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Working inSchools:

Leading new learners to ancient craft skills.


working with willow:

Whole Class Working

Group Work

Themed activities linking to topic

Support  Artsmark

Develop confidence

Design, make evaluate

Story telling and making

Engage with history

Curriculum linking

Problem Solving

...and FUN


Let Imagination run free:

Utalise Childrens' own designs for sculpture or living willow!

IMG_4868 (Edited)

What does a typical day in school look like?

Arrive -  by 8:30 and get set up for the sessions.

Assembly - sometimes asked introduce myself/activites in assembly.

9:15 - Craft session with 1st class

10:45 - Craft session with class 2.

12:00 Lunch

1:30 - Craft session with class 3

3:00 - clear up and pack away



I will have worked with up to 100 children throughout the day , making an individual willow item.


This is likely to cost in the region of £350 - £450 (depending on the number of chidren in the class and the items made)

Child weaved sculptures

What happens on a sculptural day?

I work with small groups of children, weaving into a  metal armature that I have already created for them.  (NB smaller numbers of children get to participate as only so many can get at the structure at once)

When the children finish I spend some time tidying the structure before I leave.

NB - additional costs are incurred for the metal armature  making.  Simple structures (leaf / heart/ fish) c.£150

IMG_1205 leaf sword IMG_4907 (Edited) IMG_1159 fish IMG_1160 IMG_5640 weaved cross crown of thorns 015F4B9B-C615-4A59-AD33-3813CC137CA3

Ask me for a quotation