Courses

SPRING 2020 COURSES

This Zero Emission Environmental Centre is available FREE for meetings and courses related to Climate change and young people – we also have a range of courses and events that are organic and climate positive

 

Fruit Tree Grafting
Date:    Saturday 14th March
Time:   10am- 3pm
Place:   Meet in Apple Barn
Exchange: £5 unwaged £10 waged
Contact: Si – 07793095680
Learn to graft your own fruit trees with apple tree expert..
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

 

Basket Weaving: Make a Willow Bird Feeder
Date:    Sunday 22th March
Time:   1pm-4pm
Place:   Apple Barn
Exchange: £20
Contact: Phoenix 07477 579700
Make 2 different styles of willow bird feeders and learn basic basketry techniques – have a go at both styles and develop your own design.
Children over 8 welcome when accompanied by an adult (£5)
Children over 14 can come unaccompanied and pay full Exchange.

Medicinal and Edible Foraging
Date: Sat March 21st
Time: 10.30-12.30
Place: Chyan Community Field
Exchange: £15
Contact: Caroline 07751635670
Come and learn about all things wild and local that you can pick and eat from our hedgerows and fields.
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

Macrame – Make a Wall Hanging
Date: Sunday 29th March
Time: 10.30-12.30
Place: Skybarn
Exchange: £15
Contact: Samantha Tancock samtancock@gmail.com
Complete beginners will use macrame to make a beautiful wall hanging.
These are suspended from a foot (ish) long piece of wood. I will have dowel but if you have a nice branch or piece of drift wood, please bring that along.
Tea and cake available.
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

 

Family Willow Workshop – Fishes and Stars
Date: Sat April 4th
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: Chyan Community Field (in the Skybarn if wet)
Exchange: £5 adults £3 children – Soup & breadsticks included
Contact: Kate 07949451004 or Jade 07472 788010
Come to our family willow workshop and learn the basics of willow weaving with your kids. We will be round the campfire in our willow playground on the community field. We will be making a willow fishing game and magic stars and cooking breadsticks on the fire.
All ages welcome – adult supervision essential at all times.
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

Metal Work – Make a Copper Bowl
Date: Sunday 5th April
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Apple Barn
Exchange: £60 – inc materials and tools
Contact: Phoenix 07477 579700
Using recycled copper you will learn to work with metal using fold forming, sinking and raising to make a small copper bowl.
Children over 10 welcome when accompanied by an adult (Adult + Child = £90)
Children over 14 can come unaccompanied and pay full Exchange.
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

Willow Domes
Date:  Sat 18th April
Time: 10.30-2.30
Place: Meet at Apple Barn
Exchange: £15 (£10 unwaged) – includes soup lunch
Contact: Si – 07793095680
Learn how to make a willow dome and go away with willow to build your own in your garden as a den for the kids or a man cave or a summer moonlodge.
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

Macrame – Make a Cat Hammock
Date:  Sun 26th April
Time: 10.30-12.30
Place: Skybarn
Exchange: £20
Contact: Samantha Tancock samtancock@gmail.com
Make a cosy hammock/ nest for your cat using macramé.
Macramé materials, you’ll need to bring a cushion for the base of the bed.
Tea and cake available
Limited Spaces – Booking Essential

Adult Feltmaking Workshop
Date:  Sun 17th May
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Apple Barn
Exchange: £45 inc vegetarian soup for lunch & refreshments
Contact: thewildworksproject@gmail.com
Transform raw sheeps wool into a lovely felted bowl. Felt from wool is the oldest known textile and feltmaking is still practised by many nomadic people all over the world

Mindfulness & Creativity
Date: Tuesday afternoons: April 21st, 28th; May 5th, 12th, 19th; June 2nd
Time: 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm,
Place: Apple Barn
Exchange: £70 (concessions available)
Contact: Sophie Muir sophie@gearmill.org
A 6 week journey exploring the relationship between creativity and mindfulness.
Booking essential – Limited Spaces

Please contact us if you would like to run a course at Chyan or if you are interested in any particular course you don’t see on offer at present.