Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

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© Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

All courses are run at the J G Graves Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods


For further information or to hire the facilities contact us on 0114 2356348 or woodland.discovery@sheffield.gov.uk. Or visit the website on www.sheffield.gov.uk/discoverycentre

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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
Sheffield
S7 2QZ

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The J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre


Set in the extensive and beautiful Ecclesall woods, the Woodland Discovery Centre is the perfect indoor and outdoor facility for a spectrum of events and a visit to the woods.  Space is available to hire at the centre for:



The centre runs craft courses all through the year from cider making to wood work skills.  Public events in the autumn and spring celebrate Sheffield’s rich woodland heritage and demonstrates the unique facilities of the centre, as well as providing activities such as story telling, discovering nature and traditional uses of wood in the home and garden.


For more information regarding any of our courses please contact us on 0114 235 6348.


Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited to ensure a high quality personal experience with our dedicated team of craft experts. Book online through PayPal.


If the course is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list or notified of an additional course, please email contact@ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk.


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12th March 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Bronze Smelting and Casting - £80

Learn how to smelt bronze and cast a bronze artefact. << More >>


19th March 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Carving Explorations - sculptural wood carving from split log sections - £95

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30th March 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (8+) - £35

Learn to safely use a knife, chisels and drawknife to learn different carving techniques.  << More >>



1st - 2nd April 2016 - 9:30am - 3:30pm


Whittling & Knife/Chip Carving Skills - £140

On this exciting new course, learn to use a number of tools safely and effectively to create stunning decorative woodcrafts.   

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9th April 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Coracle making [1 day Masterclass] - £95

The coracle, along with the log dugout, is among the earliest of waterborne vessels

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16th April 2016 - 9:30am - 4pm


Walking Stick Making - £85

A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. << More >>


6th - 8th May 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Greenwood Craft - 3 day course - £225. A 3 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple Rustic furniture.  << More >



15th May 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make your own 'Besome' Broom & Carve a Spatula - £85

Besom brooms are made from the twiggy growth of the birch tree. << More >>


18th May 2016 - 10:00pm - 3:00pm


Pyrography for Adults [the Art of Writing with Fire] - £85

Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? << More >


21st May 2016 12:30pm – 4:00pm   


Make a 3-Legged Rustic Stool - £85

Make a simple '3-legged' Rustic Stool in green wood..  <<More >>



29th May 2016 - 09:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning - £85

A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and using a Pole Lathe.  << More >>



1st June 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Basic bushcraft for kids (aged 8+.) - £35

Could you survive in the woods on your own!

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8th June 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Tool Sharpening - £65

Learn to sharpen tools to be as effective as possible - did you know that many tools are sold blunt? << More >>


12th June 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Greenwood Spoon Carving - £85

A one day course with Dave Jackson, you will learn the basics of splitting and shaping greenwood to make spoons. << More >>


19th June 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Stake & Strand Basket Making - £85

Basketry making is the weaving of unspun vegetable fibers, usually to form a container.

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9th - 10th July 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Make a Rustic 4 legged Jointed table - £190

A 2 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe.  << More >>


31st July 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning - £85

A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and using a Pole Lathe to make a Woodland Candlestick.   << More >>




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13th February 2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm


Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - £85

Coppicing and pollarding are traditional methods of woodland management, which have been used for generations. << More >>

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