learn new skills on our

workshops

Whether you’re an expert or a complete beginner, our workshops are made for you! You'll learn new skills, hone existing ones, or gain the techniques you need to move on to more complex creations. 

 

We cover a wide range of activities, from axe craft to spoon carving. Expert green woodworker, and champion chatter, Paul, leads the workshops. Paul has years of tree-related experience, so he can tell you all about the wood you'll be working with to make your creation.

All workshop costs include the use of tools, and you'll be encouraged to take home whatever you make! Teas and coffees are also included, and there's always a campfire burning so please do bring your own lunch to cook. 

Our workshops are aimed at adults. We can accommodate kids over 12 for most workshops, if accompanied by an adult. Please get in touch to find out more before you book. 

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Workshop programme

  • Axecraft
    Sat, 05 Feb
    Green Aspirations
    05 Feb, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Come and have fun with axes on this one-day workshop, where you'll also learn how axes work, how to look after them, and how to use them safely!
  • Introduction to Green Woodworking
    Sat, 05 Feb
    Green Aspirations
    05 Feb, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3JY, UK
    A one-day course teaching you everything you need to know about working with green wood.
  • Knifecraft
    Sun, 13 Feb
    Green Aspirations
    13 Feb, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Dykehead, Stirling, FK8 3JY
    Learn a range of knife skills and build your confidence with sharp tools on this one-day workshop.
  • Make your own garden bench
    Sun, 13 Feb
    Green Aspirations
    13 Feb, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Learn how to make your own garden bench, using traditional hand-tools and sustainably-sourced materials.
  • Make your own stool!
    Sat, 05 Mar
    Green Aspirations
    05 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Another piece of furniture to make for your collection!
  • Spooncarving
    Sat, 05 Mar
    Green Aspirations
    05 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Dykehead, Stirling, FK8 3JY
    Join us for this one-day course in the woods and learn how to make your very own wooden spoon with an axe, knife and gouge.
  • Treelore
    Sat, 12 Mar
    Green Aspirations
    12 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Join us for a walk as we explore the ancient practice of Tree Lore.
  • Make your own garden bench
    Sun, 13 Mar
    Green Aspirations
    13 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Learn how to make your own garden bench, using traditional hand-tools and sustainably-sourced materials.
  • Introduction to Green Woodworking
    Sun, 13 Mar
    Green Aspirations
    13 Mar, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3JY, UK
    A one-day course teaching you everything you need to know about working with green wood.
  • Coppicing and make a plant support
    26 Mar, 10:00 – 12:30
    Brig o'Turk, Brig o'Turk, Callander FK17 8HR, UK
    Join us for a workshop in the traditional crafts of coppicing at Glen Finglas the largest Woodland Trust site located in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Spooncarving
    Sat, 02 Apr
    Green Aspirations
    02 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Dykehead, Stirling, FK8 3JY
    Join us for this one-day course in the woods and learn how to make your very own wooden spoon with an axe, knife and gouge.
  • Axecraft
    Sat, 02 Apr
    Green Aspirations
    02 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Come and have fun with axes on this one-day workshop, where you'll also learn how axes work, how to look after them, and how to use them safely!
  • Birchcraft
    Sat, 23 Apr
    Green Aspirations
    23 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Learn the magnificent qualities of Birch as it comes into bloom.
  • Knifecraft
    Sat, 23 Apr
    Green Aspirations
    23 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Gartur, Dykehead, Stirling, FK8 3JY
    Learn a range of knife skills and build your confidence with sharp tools on this one-day workshop.
  • Birchcraft
    Sun, 24 Apr
    Green Aspirations
    24 Apr, 10:00 – 16:00
    Green Aspirations, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3RB, UK
    Learn the magnificent qualities of Birch as it comes into bloom.