Basket Making for Beginners with Sarah Gardner (New)
Basket Making for Beginners with Sarah Gardner (New)

Basket Making for Beginners with Sarah Gardner (New)

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Phoenix Brighton

10-14 Waterloo Place

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Make a frame basket using fresh cut hazel and willow. You will learn to work fresh willow and hazel with your hands to shape, assemble and weave it. Judging the right materials for the job will be discussed throughout the day. We will create a berry basket, which has a rounded shape at the bottom, perfect for picking berries or as a gift. Please bring a pocketknife, if you have one, or borrow one from the tutor.

Costs: £50
Days: One Sunday
Times: 11:30am – 5:30pm
Dates: 20th November 2016
Room: Red
Maximum: 10

Sarah Gardner helps run 'Wolfram Lohr', a Brighton-based leather accessories company making high end handmade goods.  Having studied Basketry at the City Lit London she now spends the rest of her time picking wild and farmed materials to practice her basketry work. “Going back to the handmade is something of which I will never tire”. She studied textiles at Buckinghamshire University, and has taught in further education in art, design and photography at Croydon College and at the College for Creative Arts Epsom. and

About Phoenix Brighton Arts Courses

Phoenix Brighton’s arts courses provide a unique mix of high quality workshops aimed at practicing and aspiring artists and art lovers at all levels. They are suitable for anyone (from beginners upwards unless otherwise stated) who wants to learn new skills from professional artists and would like to meet likeminded people in a supportive and creative environment. We normally provide all the basic materials unless stated in the course descriptions. You need to register in advance as some popular courses fill up very quickly.

All courses are aimed at adults (over 18) unless otherwise stated. Course fees are kept as low as possible to encourage everyone to participate in the arts, including those on low incomes but not eligible for benefits, such as many artists. Therefore we do not offer separate concessionary rates for members of the public. We are unable to offer discounted rates for other reasons, for instance if you are unable to attend all the sessions, unless the course has already started and has unfilled spaces.

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We accept payment online by PayPal, credit or debit card (as a guest without starting a PayPal account) and offline via cheque (choose the 'show other payment options' under the 'PayPal Checkout' button for this option). Cheques must be payable to "Phoenix Brighton" and sent with full contact details and the name of the course you are booking to: The Artistic Learning Co-ordinator, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB. We regret we do not have the facility to take card payments over the telephone or in person. To pay by card click 'order now' and choose the second option (underneath the pay by PayPal option).

Phoenix Brighton members receive a 15% discount. Email to receive the necessary booking code, it is not available in the Phoenix Office from other staff members.


We regret we are unable to provide car or bicycle parking facilities (except for participants with disabilities).

If you have any special needs please let us know and we will endeavour to accomodate them. We have disabled access on the ground floor where the courses are held, including a ramp and toilet facilities. Please email for information. There are many car parks in the London Road area nearby. We are only a few minutes walk from Brighton Station.

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Phoenix Arts Association Ltd (trading as Phoenix Brighton) is a charitable (not-for-profit) arts organisation based in central Brighton.

Phoenix Brighton
10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB
East Sussex

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