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Workshops

Our Workshops

We hold a wide range of classes taught by ourselves and guest teachers from a variety of different industries - terrarium building, plant potting, flower arranging, candle making, and modern calligraphy to name a few! 

All classes are held in the relaxing environment of our Deptford Store, where you will be able to shop before and after the classes if you chose. 

Please get in touch if you'd like more information, or if you're interested in becoming one of our guest teachers.

4th April 2019

Interior Design – Join Donna, founder of interiors blog Skirting Boards and Chandeliers, to learn the tools to get you started on a creative colour journey and be inspired to design projects within your own home. You’ll look at colour psychology and also gain the practical knowledge on how to bring your ideas and concepts together, leaving with the confidence to embark on your own interior makeovers and get excited about DIY and decorating.

Each guest will receive a goody bag, drinks and cake, plus 10% discount for the evening at Forest.

10% of the ticket price will go towards Bench, a local homeless charity.

Price - £40.00

Time – 7:30pm – 10pm (arrival from 7pm)

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interiors-and-wellbeing-workshop-tickets-58441040726?ref=estw

8th April 2019 

Botanical Printmaking – Join Reanna and Dee to learn how to make botanical prints using linocut, taking inspiration for the plants at Forest. This workshop is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners - no experience in printmaking, art or drawing necessary.

For the more experienced printmakers, you will have the opportunity to develop your practice with 1:1 support in an inspirational environment. Come and join us for this low-pressure, sociable and fun workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.

Price - £20 - £40

Time  - 7pm - 9:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/activity/botanical-printmaking-1?t=tickets&fbclid=IwAR1rQiGCNLWR-ONuNUqajTBcVFfIjEkZTvaN6Holv1TYJ4Zme-Atm2gn-Ak

11th April 2019

Macrame Plant Hangers - Join Brooke at Forest Deptford to learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger. Brooke will show you how to create a hanger out of cotton rope tied into simple square knots and half square knots. Ideal for styling your plants at home or as gifts for friends and family. All materials are included in the cost - lights snacks and a glass of prosecco will be provided.

Price - £40.00

Time - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macrame-plant-hanger-workshop-forest-london-11th-april-tickets-54825881688

14th April 2019

Bouquet Making – Join our sister company, The Fresh Flower Company, for a flower filled morning where you will learn how to make your own hand tied bouquet. Using the best of the seasons flowers, we will demonstrate how to pick your flowers and foliage and the method for making a balanced bunch at home.

This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners. We will provide light refreshments and all your flowers to take home with you.

Price - £45.00

Time - 10am - 11:30am

Bookings online via https://www.freshflower.co.uk/collections/classes/products/bouquet-making-workshop-sunday-14th-april

18th April 2019

Silver Ring Workshop - Have you ever wondered how rings are made? Well wonder no more. In this workshop Dena will teach you how to size, cut, solder, file and shape your own silver ring, with the option of adding extra detail with hammered effects to finish.

At the end you will have your very own ring to take home so you can show off your handywork or gift to a friend.

Price – £40.00

Time – 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.houseofdenna.com/events-1/silver-ring-workshop-deptford

30th April 2019

(Every Tuesday Following)

Life Drawing – Ever fancied Life Drawing?...Whatever your level or ability, drawing from life is an excellent and rewarding skill to learn. Lucy (a practising artist classically trained at Glasgow School of Art) will encourage, guide & support you in your drawing practice, giving you confidence & teaching you the key skills needed to draw from life.

With this weekly class, rotating models, Lucy will be on hand to tutor you. However if you simply just want to drop in and do your own thing, you can.

The class is fun and relaxed, we hope you will enjoy!

All levels welcome. Please bring own materials (there will be some provided eg: paper & charcoal)

Price - £15.00

Time – 7pm – 9:30pm

Bookings online via https://forest.london/products/life-drawing-class-tuesday-30th-april-2019

12th May 2019

Mounted Staghorn Ferns - In this relaxed and informal workshop Victoria from Plant Joy will guide you through the process of mounting a Staghorn Fern to a wooden board complete with a built in hook to hang at home. The workshop includes all the materials and hands on assembly instructions you need to create your own living wall art.

During the workshop Victoria will also talk you through care instructions to keep your mounted fern in tip top condition.

This workshop is suitable for all levels – no experience required! Light refreshments will also be provided.

Price - £35.00

Time – 10am – 11:30am

Bookings online via https://www.plantjoy.co.uk/product/sunday-12th-may-10-00am-11-30am/

22nd May 2019

Modern Calligraphy – Join lettering artist and stationary designer Kirstie Bird for an introductory class to the art of Modern Calligraphy. The class includes an essential kit of calligraphy materials to use in the class and take away with you.

This is a beginners’ workshop which will start with an introduction to good technique and some nib knowledge. Kirstie will then guide guests through some practice exercises, moving on to letterforms, and by the end of the session everyone will be able to write their name, or a favourite quote, in Modern Calligraphy, with Kirstie always on hand for assistance.

Price - £50.00

Time - 7pm - 9pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginners-modern-calligraphy-workshop-at-forest-tickets-57704360295

6th June 2019

Macrame Plant Hangers - Join Brooke at Forest Deptford to learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger. Brooke will show you how to create a hanger out of cotton rope tied into simple square knots and half square knots. Ideal for styling your plants at home or as gifts for friends and family. All materials are included in the cost - lights snacks and a glass of prosecco will be provided.

Price - £40.00

Time – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macrame-plant-hanger-workshop-forest-london-6th-june-tickets-54825942871

9th June 2019

Bottle Terrariums - Join London Terrariums for a tranquil morning making your own Demijohn terrarium to take home. You will learn how a terrarium works; how these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own, and how to look after them.

All contents, Jar and tools are supplied, we will send you home with a Bag to pop your terrarium in and also a care guide with our details on if you have any further questions.

Price - £60.00

Time - 10am - 12pm

Bookings online via https://londonterrariums.com/event/demijohn-workshop-at-forest-on-9th-june-2019