Welcome to Blackbird Arts - workshops coming up:

Why not have a look at the Archive to see what we do.


Mosaic - 12/10/19 - Isfield Village Hall

with Hannah Griffiths

Local Mosaic Artist Hannah Griffiths will guide you through a small project suitable for a day long workshop, but also show you how to develop it further at home.
A range of materials will be provided, but students may wish to use their own collected tiles, broken crockery or treasured objects for particular personal projects. 

Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.

Wood Carving - 26/10/19 - Wilderness Wood

with Martin Brockman

Martin will show you how to handle basic wood carving chisels and assess working in three dimensions.  There will be a selection of locally sourced timber, e.g. planked lime for relief carving and chestnut, sycamore or birch logs - which can be your starting point to create a unique carving of a bird.

A lovely decoration from the woods! 

Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.


​​Withy Deer Sculpture - 2/11/19 - Grist Wood
with Martin Brockman

Come and build a Withy Deer Sculpture in the beautiful surroundings of Grist Wood.  ​This is a working coppice woodland so we will have access to plenty of materials for building. The facilities are basic, there is a covered area to work under if needed and access to a compost toilet.
We will provide refreshments but please bring your own lunch. We will keep a campfire going so you can cook on it if you wish.

The cost of £95 is per sculpture so you can work as an individual or mixed age group - up to 4 people. Children need to be a with supervising adult.

Woodblock Printing - 9/11/19 - Isfield Village Hall​

with Adele Scantlebury

This one-day course is suitable for beginners, as well as those who are familiar with the techniques and just want to play for the day!
We will introduce you to a selection of materials – paper, inks, tools and blocks.  You will be shown how to carve and print from a block that you have designed, the aim being that you go home with at least a couple of your own original prints.

Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.

Withy Deer Sculpture - 16/11/19 - Wilderness Wood​

with Martin Brockman

​​Come and spend the day in the welcoming and inspiring Wilderness Wood.  Learn how to make a Withy Deer from willow, hazel or hornbeam – depending on what’s available.
Martin will guide you through the making process and also give you tips on how to maintain your deer.
The ultimate Christmas decoration which looks good all year round.
The cost of £95 is per sculpture so you can work as an individual or mixed age group - up to 4 people. Children need to be a with supervising adult.




Book a place on one (or more!) of our workshops and we will send a voucher for you to give as a present.

Email: adele@blackbirdarts.co.uk for further details.