Workshop: Hand carving a Green Man

Event details

18 August 2018 - 10:00am - 19 August 2018 - 3:00pm

Learn how to safely saw, chisel, carve and sand your own Green Man wooden hanging.  This two day course runs from 10am-3pm on both Saturday 18th August and Sunday 19th August - which should allow adequate time to complete your piece. 

The Green Man is prominent in many ancient cultures including the Romans, Greeks, Celts and early Christians. In each, the head of a man with a mask of leaves is depicting a close relationship between humans and nature. A leaf clad statue of Dionysus in Naples, Italy dating back to 420 BC is often considered the 1st of the Green Man images and is the precursor to the leaf crowned lord of the wilderness & nature popularised in the middle ages.

With the advent of today’s environmental and green movements, this vision has been adopted as a marketing tool and is once again being recognised as an icon of the forest.

This course will provide the opportunity for you to spend time in our specially designed outdoor classroom connecting back with nature while creating your own age-old symbol of man’s relationship with nature.

Tutor – Andy (the Tree Pirate)

Andy is one of the talented team of Tree Pirates that masterfully carved a number of trees on the new Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve. His wood carving skills range from the use of chainsaws to create large sculptures to the delicate hand work needed when developing smaller works of art.

He will be helping you to master the use of a variety of chisels and saws when creating your own Green Man from a seasoned piece of locally sourced wood.

 

 

Venue location

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Mill Way,
Leatherhead,
Surrey,
KT22 8QA

Event information

Book by email
adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk
Date
Saturday 18th August 2018
Time
10:00am
Price / Donation
members £165, non-members £177
Audience
Adults
Suitable for 18+ years
Category
Learning / Education
Training
Trust
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Mill Way,
Leatherhead,
Surrey,
KT22 8QA
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What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch on each day.
Contact details
adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk
Adult Learning Team