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New Green Wood Craft Courses Launched At Houghall Campus

Sun, 2002-09-29 01:00

East Durham College are pleased to announce they are launching a range of exciting new courses in green wood crafts.

10 courses in traditional woodland craft skills are set to run at the College’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, between May and November this year.

Taught by expert tutor Andy Hogan, the courses available will include an introduction to wood carving, spoon carving, tool sharpening, wooden bowl carving, shrink boxes, willow weaving structures, cleft ash gates, produce your own shave horse, charcoal and firewood production and coppice woodland management.

So, if you felt inspired by programmes such as the BBC’s Mastercrafts series presented by Monty Don, which celebrated a number of craft skills that built Britain and its heritage, then these are the courses for you.

East Durham College short courses administrator, Julie Carmichael, said: “It’s great to be able to announce a whole host of new exciting short courses at the Houghall Campus.

“We already have a great range of short courses we run including smallholding skills, floristry, dry stone walling, horse care and amateur gardening.

“And now we look forward to move into a new area with this wide selection of green wood craft courses.”

The courses are between one and two days long and range in price from £75 to £175. The cost includes tuition fees and all the materials you need.