Category Archives: Children’s Workshops



Creative workshops starting in Fowey at Easter! Loosely               structured creative willow weaving sessions with a child-led       approach, for children aged 4-11 years. 

Fun sessions where everyone can explore natural materials and learn this fantastic traditional craft. The children will also develop social skills and gain creative learning in maths, science,       history and design.

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Tuesday 7th & Thursday 9th April, Fowey Hotel Tea Gardens

10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 3.00pm

£7.50 per session, discounts for siblings. Bring a packed lunch and stay all day for £15.00

Come and join us for lots of fun, and learn to make your own willow sculptures to take home with you. Amazing location with fantastic views. If the weather isn’t very nice we’ll be weaving inside our magical bell tent.

Parents do need to stay with their children during the sessions, although if you want to you are more than welcome.

All staff have enhanced DBS and we are fully insured.

For more information or to book places, please contact us. Places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 


Children’s FREE Willow Hearts Workshop

Next Saturday, 11th May, our FREE Children’s Willow Workshops are back at The Old Press Studio’s, Gallery, Classroom. Come and learn how to make a beautiful willow heart and have lots of fun!

There are three drop-sessions at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon. No booking is required.



If you would like any more information please contact us on 07712 151875 or



Willow Hearts and Helicopters

At our FREE monthly children’s willow weaving workshop in St Austell in February, we are making Hearts and Helicopters!

On Saturday 9th February at The Old Press gallery, come and make a beautiful willow heart or fabulous willow helicopter to take home! There are three sessions throughout the day, at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. No booking is required as these are drop-in sessions. Suitable for all ages; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

During our last workshop, a lovely little boy called Archie didn’t like the idea of making hearts, but really wanted to make a helicopter. After a little bit of thinking and playing with some willow, a design was created; and so our next session has a slight twist to it especially for him!

There will also be tea, coffee and cake from Sammy’s Cakes, so definitely an event not to be missed!

We will have lots of different willow and ribbon so we can have plenty of creative fun! If you would like any more information please contact us.




We had a brilliant day at The Old Press Gallery in St Austell on Saturday 19th January. We ran our first FREE children’s workshops and the number of people who attended and participated was fantastic! From young to old, everyone loved learning about willow weaving, and made some beautiful dream catchers. The adults enjoyed themselves as much as the children, and we are all looking forward to this becoming a regular monthly event. 



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There were lots of beads, feathers and ribbon, and all the children were able to make their own individual design. We were very excited to be visited by Tom Last, a very lovely photographer at the Cornish Guardian. You can read the article in the paper and see the wonderful photographs taken by Tom here.


We can’t wait until the next session at the gallery on Saturday 9th February, making willow hearts ready for valentine’s day! Archie, one of the little boys who participated, wasn’t that keen on making hearts, so especially for him, a design has been created for helicopters. The next workshop will therefore be ‘HEARTS AND HELICOPTERS’.

For more information on these workshops and details of dates and themes through the year, please contact us.

FREE Childrens willow weaving workshop

We are very excited to be launching FREE monthly children’s willow weaving workshops in St Austell 2013.

On Saturday 19th January at The Old Press gallery, come along any time from 10am-4pm and make a beautiful dream-catcher to take home! No booking is required as these are drop-in sessions. Suitable for all ages; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

We will have lots of beads and feathers so we can have plenty of creative fun! If you would like any more information please contact me.

Lanterns Galore!

The streets of Fowey came alive on Friday 30th November, when children from Years 5 and 6 from Fowey Primary School paraded lanterns through the town following Father Christmas, accompanied by Fowey Community College’s samba band.

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Lantern workshops had been held at the primary school all month, and the children had designed, made and decorated their own individual lanterns. They produced some amazing creative work and some showed great imagination. They were all very excited about being involved in the parade, and everyone was very proud of them.

With support from Fowey Chamber of Commerce, the evening was magical. We are now working with other organisations to expand the event next year, and make it a sustainable community project which will continue for years to come.