Whether you are a business or an individual, come join us on our exciting journey to reconnect with our past and discover our true potential!
If you are interested in our Staff Training or would like to chat about potential options please contact David or Sue on 01492 650612 or email us
making and decorating pottery
cooking in leather bags
making bark containers
and gathering natural foods.
As with our public courses our ethos is on presenting the fascinating skills and technologies of the past in a fun and interesting way, with the emphasis on engaging people in a tangible way using ‘hands on’ experiences. We want people to be able to use all their senses in exploring the past.
We always try to be flexible in our training so that we can tailor the activities, technologies and periods covered to the particular group. So if you were interested in say Prehistoric Food we would put together a number of activities that would reflect these such as:
Staff Development Training for Educators
teaching techniques to make the experience fun and interesting to a broad range of people
how and where to source the raw materials needed to demonstrate the skills learnt
lists of suppliers
how to research and identify areas or objects of potential interest within the historic environment for educators to develop
health and safety issues
Our training covers many skills and technologies from Prehistory from making natural types of cordage through to bronze casting and spear throwing! They all include:
We provide training for people working in museums, universities & the heritage sector in ‘hands on’ activities based on ancient crafts & technologies. These are designed to provide a greater understanding of everyday life in the past & practical, interactive activities for the public.
Making and using a Prehistoric lamp.
Teaching wattle and daubing.
Ancient Arts 2016 Courses:
For 2016 we intend to change our courses slightly. Shortly we hope to start building an Iron Age Farm at our North Wales base. So some of our the courses will involve the building of the Iron Age roundhouses and farm buildings. We also hope to be able to offer accommodation. We will bring you more on this exciting project and the courses when the time table is clearer.
An Ancient Arts roundhouse under construction.
A bronze head fresh from the mould on a bronze casting course!
Ancient Arts Studio & Research Centre
Our courses and training are held at our beautiful Late Georgian church, located on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.
Here are some of the courses we ran last year:
If you are interested in the past, where we have come from & how this can help us develop our futures we have developed a series of two day courses for small groups or individuals.
Come and join Ancient Arts on a two day experience where you will take time to leisurely explore our ancestral skills in a beautiful location, to make connections with our landscape and to enjoy and relax into the moment.
Based on the philosophy of ‘slow’ we will be taking time to explore and reflect on the life skills, crafts and technologies of our Prehistoric ancestors and experiencing how they were part of their environment, using it, forming it and prospering in it.
We would like to invite you to come and join us on this fascinating exploration into past knowledge and have a great time!
Hot Stones, Warm Beer! Taste the past.
A 2 day course where you can enjoy gathering and cooking food with a Prehistoric flavour, including brewing ale with hot stones!