Pre-fest Courses for 2019

Pre-fest course tutors for 2019 are:  Anna Casserley, Anja Sundberg, Dan Lawrence aka “Dan De Lion” Fritiof Runhall, & Sean Hellman  – scroll down to see details of the courses.

Go to the tickets page to buy tickets for these courses.

Introduction to the pre-fest courses

Spoonfest is a fantastic sharing of skills and great fun but the workshops are just short taster sessions. If you really want to learn then you need longer.

Since we have some of the best spooncarvers in the world coming we thought we should get them here three days earlier and offer the chance of a course. Not only will you have the enjoyment of learning with a small group from a master carver you will also be sharing the Spoonfest site with 4 other courses so we all get to see what the other tutors are up to as well.

Courses cost £275 including all materials. All courses run 2pm-5.30pm on Tues 30th July and 9.30-4.30 on Weds 31st July and Thurs 1st Aug. Free camping on site is included, as is a good lunch each day and lots of tea and coffee. The fires will be going in the evenings for folk to cook over or often there’s a large group goes to eat at a local pub. There are limited shower facilities.

We have big shared lunchtime meals and can see progress in all the classes, almost 5 classes for the price of one. I always love turning up to a festival early and seeing the site build up and then all the visitors arrive, for the folk who come on these special courses the atmosphere is great.

Pre fest courses are aimed at folk who can already use the basic tools rather than absolute beginners. There will be some tools available but we hope many folk will be able to bring their own tools.

Course Tutors

Tickets for the pre-fest courses go on sale on the Tickets page at 12 noon on Sun 28th April 2019. Places are limited to 10 people per course and some courses sell out quickly.