Current Courses

Darren Clarke

Available dates: 

Friday, 13 April, 2018
Assington Mill, set in its own valley in Suffolk

£90.00

Learn how to make your own fine hand-crafted blank book, with professional book-maker Stephen Cook.

Stephen Cook

Available dates: 

Saturday, 14 April, 2018
Handmade books - course at Assington Mill in Suffolk

£140.00

A one-day course to explain the principles of fruit tree pruning, the use of tools and how to sharpen them.  This will be followed by a practical demonstration in Chris's orchard on how to prune ne

Chris Heseltine

Available dates: 

Friday, 20 April, 2018
Fruit tree pruning course at Assington Mill

£90.00

This is a one-day course foraging for food available at this time of the year, mainly salads, with explanations of how it can be used and eaten.  In the afternoon Vanessa  will show you how to cook

Jude Greenan & Vanessa Neville MNIMH

Available dates: 

Saturday, 21 April, 2018
Foraging for food at Assington Mill

£90.00

Roy Connelly

Available dates: 

Friday, 27 April, 2018
Landscape painting course at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£100.00

This is a very practical, hands-on, one-day course on how to build your own clay oven for baking pizzas, bread, etc.  Jon Dyvig (click on his name above to see more about him) will give you the con

Jon Dyvig

Available dates: 

Saturday, 28 April, 2018
Clay oven course at Assington Mill

£95.00

Spend an afternoon and evening learning about the life cycle and habits of badgers,  how to tell a badger sett from a rabbit hole and how to watch them in the wild.

Bob Cowlin

Available dates: 

Friday, 11 May, 2018
Badger-watching cou at Assington Mill (note visibility of light-coloured jacket)

£90.00

Simon Cousins - bees

Available dates: 

Saturday, 12 May, 2018
Beekeeping course at Assington Mill

£45.00

Scything is a "green" way of cutting grass, nettles, brambles, and paths between borders and allotments, without the use of heavy machinery and fossil fuel.  In a recent competition, a person usi
Chris Riley

Available dates: 

Saturday, 12 May, 2018
 Assington Mill scything course

£110.00

Beverley Whelan

Available dates: 

Friday, 18 May, 2018
Goat kid born at Assington Mill to a Saanen mother

£90.00

Jane Williams B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc. 9CABC), ASAB (CCAB), ABTC listed CAB, APBC Chair, APDT Member, BVBA Member

Available dates: 

Saturday, 19 May, 2018
Jane Williams, the tutor, inspecting a tortoise

£90.00

The coracle is a very ancient type of boat, light enough to carry on your back and load into, or on top of, the car.  Please measure the inside of your car before you come, or bring a roof rack.

Richard King

Available dates: 

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 to Saturday, 2 June, 2018
Students weaving a coracle

£510.00

There is no end to the variety of spoon designs that can be created, from the most simple and rustic spoon to some

James Linford

Available dates: 

Saturday, 9 June, 2018
Welsh love-spoon - wooden spoon-carving course at Assington Mill

£90.00

Simon Cousins - bees

Available dates: 

Saturday, 9 June, 2018
Beekeeping course at Assington Mill

£45.00

This is a completely new course for us, and one that is rarely offered.

Full details will be available soon.

Judith Richardson-Dawes

Available dates: 

Friday, 15 June, 2018
Vinoiserie:  medieval manuscript workshop at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£120.00

Dowsing in a Day (click on the tutors' names, Nigel Hughes & Geoff Crockford, above to see something about them.  This course is designed for those who already have some experience of dowsi

Geoff Crockford & Nigel Hughes

Available dates: 

Saturday, 16 June, 2018
Students on a dowsing course at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£90.00

This is an Introduction to Falconry day course run by Alec Shearer, a falconer who has had a passion for these birds for a lifetime (click on his name above to see more about him).

Alec Shearer

Available dates: 

Saturday, 23 June, 2018
Khan, the Gyr/Saker - Introduction to falconry course at Assington Mill

£95.00

Course description:

Daniel Hume

Available dates: 

Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Dan Hume, tutor on the Fire course at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£95.00

Timber-framed buildings are what make our villages and market towns special.  This course will explain how these familiar buildings can be made legible, revealing how they were used and when the

Dr David Andrews

Available dates: 

Saturday, 7 July, 2018

£95.00

This is an opportunity to learn the craft of chair seating using natural materials with Mary Butcher, a well-known and very experienced basket-maker.  Click on her name above to see more about her.

Mary Butcher

Available dates: 

Friday, 31 August, 2018 to Saturday, 1 September, 2018
Cane & rush chair-seating course at Assington Mill

£205.00