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Autumn Himalayan Forest Natural Art Course with Richard Shilling

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Muncaster Castle


CA18 1RQ

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Join us for this Himalayan Forest Natural Art Course with Environmental Artist Richard Shilling for a fantastic opportunity to explore the wonderful Himalayan Forest at Muncaster Castle. With its unique collection of large leaved rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants and trees from the Nepali and Sino region of the Himalaya we are given a unique natural pallette with which to create wonderful natural art sculptures.

This course is suitable for Forest School Leaders, teachers, artists, art students or anyone wishing to learn about environmental art techniques and methods.

NB. Entry includes access to the gardens and grounds, please note the Castle is closed to the public on Saturdays and access to it is not included.

When your interest is in teaching natural art to younger children we will:- (for Forest School Leaders, Primary School Teachers etc)

Explore easy and accessible techniques to create striking sculptures suitable for all ages

Learn about different materials and what they can be used for

Explore different creation methods using natural materials only and techniques with limited tools

learn about group and individual activities that foster appreciation of nature and the environment, feed the imagination, expand creative skills and encourage team participation

When your interest is to learn about the philosophy of ephemeral nature art and how to put it into practice:- (for art students, artists etc)

We will explore the creation process and how the art is developed by deepening your relationship with nature, through the practice of ephemeral art we seek to discover the subtle nuances in nature and be drawn into the environment and start to understand the cycles and processes of flux and transience

You will be guided through this process so you can discover for yourself its ethos via its practice and then take away with you a deeper understanding of how to continue your journey and make further progress through this art form

Investigate different creation methods and techniques using natural materials and limited tools

Space is limited to 15 participants to ensure instructor/participant ratio is kept low. When available Julia Brooklyn, another environmental artist, will also be instructing.

The workshop will take place at Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ and includes full access to the castle grounds and gardens.


By booking a place on this workshop you agree to these terms and conditions.

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What do I need to be aware of?

Suitable footwear is advised as we will be exploring the woods and forest.

What do I need to bring?

Waterproofs, warm clothing, sturdy footwear, packed lunch, something to drink. Something to sit on (sit mat, small camp chair) would be useful.

You may also want to bring gloves, sometimes we use mud so rubber gloves or similar are handy. Gardening gloves are useful to handle rough materials such as bracken stalks.

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Is there anywhere to stay?

There is accommodation at the Castle, please see

Where do I park my car?

Please park in the main car park. I will be there from 10am ready to meet at 10.30am


There is a cafe and toilets at the castle and facilities for children.

Are children allowed?

Accompanied children are allowed. Parents or guardians are responsible for their welfare at all times. Be aware the workshops are designed for adults and the day is not really suitable for very young children.

What is the refund policy?

Full payment required to hold your space on the workshop.

If cancelled more than 7 days prior 50% of fee will be refunded.

If cancelled less than 7 days prior fee is not refundable.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Places are transferable to a workshop of an equivalent value on another date.

Are concessions available?

Depending on numbers attending the workshop concessions are available please email to discuss if you would like to attend.

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