Work with willow to create your own beautifully decorative Seedpod Open Lantern.
You will learn about the properties of willow and the basic skills of lantern frame making. First you’ll make the structure, then paint and embellish with raffia. Finally, you’ll decorate your lantern with rose LED fairy lights.
Your completed lantern will be suitable for indoor and (dry) outdoor use. It can add a celebratory, decorative element to your garden during daylight hours, and a striking and attractive illumination after dark. Ideal for those long and light summer evenings.
Treat yourself to a day creating this unique, organic, sculptural lantern suitable for outdoor summer living.
This workshop also includes a two-course meal in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, along with arrival tea/coffee/biscuits.
Your teacher: Sarah Baqai
Sarah Baqai works from her studio in York producing 2D and 3D works in papier mâché, collage, cut-outs and painted forms. Her work is inspired by subjects and characters from folk art, folk tales, world travel and the peculiarities of nature and everyday life. Sarah started working with willow after she was inspired by the magic of lantern festivals.
9.30 am – Arrive at the Country Club and Spa reception where tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.
10.00 am prompt – The course will start in the Spa Garden with Sarah Baqai.
1.30 pm – A two-course lunch will be served in The Terrace Restaurant and Bar.
2.30 pm – Course to recommence.
4.00 pm – Estimated finishing time.
Followed by optional two-hour spa access add on.
Full day course | £115 per person | Add two hours spa access for £25