Public Courses & Events

creative writing

Story Medicine Creative Writing Course

This creative writing day intends to prompt new directions in writing, and to energise creative outlook as we clear the winter cobwebs. Enjoy the surroundings of Devon countryside on the hill of The Husbandry School with beautiful views across South Devon, using the natural environment to provide retreat and inspire imagination.

Course Dates

Sunday 8th March 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: £70 per person

Minimum age: 16.

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Summer Celebration Day

Join us to celebrate the harvest, this year’s new arrivals on the hill and the summer season in all its glory. The day will be a chance to see what we get up to here at The Husbandry School and get involved with some fun activities for all the family.

Date: Sunday 26th July 2020

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: FREE!

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Craft

Traditional Upholstery Workshop (2 days)

This course allows you to bring along a project from home that you’ve always wanted to get around to, rejuvenating a chair or piece of furniture that otherwise looks a bit sad!

Course Dates:

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: £140 per person

Minimum age: 16

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Woodwork Skills

Wild Wood Whittling

This is a good introduction to working with green wood and becoming comfortable with edge tools, and it will enable you to work on your own at home.

Course Dates:

Saturday 18th April 2020

Time: 10am – finish 5pm

Price: £70 per person

Minimum age: 16

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Basket Making

Willow Hare Course

Weave a willow Hare for your garden or home in a day. A fun workshop using willow to create a randomly woven hare that will be happy in the garden all summer.

Course Dates:

Saturday 25th April 2020

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Price: £70 per person

Minimum age: 16.

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Basket Making

Willow Trug Making

Enjoy a day weaving a beautiful and useful flower or vegetable trug from a selection of coloured willow. You will learn some traditional basket making techniques to produce an individual basket. All tools and materials supplied and suitable for beginners or improvers.

Course Dates: 

Saturday 9th May 2020

Time: 10am – 4pm

Price: £70 per person

Minimum age: 16

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Woodwork Skills

Wood workshops for younger people (Ages 12-16+)

This is an opportunity to learn basic knife techniques, making wooden flowers and feather sticks for lighting fires. After that, we will learn safe axe techniques for splitting wood for craft purposes, and then how to shape the wood with an axe. This will progress into making a reindeer, horse, or other animal, using small branches and also a saw, drill, and rounding plane.

Course Dates:

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Time: 1 – 4pm

Price: £25 per person

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Woodwork Skills

Wood workshops for younger people (Ages 6-11)

This is an opportunity to learn woodworking skills and to make a number of items using a saw, drill, rasp and sanding devices, starting out with a coat peg made from a natural branch. Time allowing, we will then make some wooden flowers using a knife and small sticks cut from the hedgerow. Those with aptitude will continue to make feather sticks for fire lighting.

Course Dates:

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Time: 10am – 12 midday

Price: £15 per person

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