Courses and Staff Training
Ancient Arts

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Ancient Arts is affiliated to The Council for British Archaeology.
Open Courses
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.
For 2014 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 camping accommodation.  We will bring you more on this exciting project and the courses when the time table is clearer.
Ancient Arts 2014 Courses:
The price of each weekend is £150 per person (for bookings of more than two people we offer a 10% discount).  On booking we request a deposit of £70 per person.  Please read our Terms & Conditions.
At our beautiful Studio at Rowen in the Conwy Valley, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

You are welcome to stay overnight on our on-site campsite for free (which comes fully furnished with its own communal fire circle, composting toilet and trickling stream!) or we can provide you with a list of lovely, local B&B’s, hotels or hostels for you to choose from.  We will also provide two delicious lunches ovr the weekend and plenty of refreshing drinks.

We do ask that you turn off any mobile devices for the weekend as we will be gently escaping from the silicon age and returning to a simpler and more natural pace of life.
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!
A bronze head fresh from the mould!
These weekends will be held on:

28th-29th June (Booked!)

2nd-3rd August (Booked!)

16th-17th August (Booked!)
Firing a bread oven.
For a printable Ancient Arts information pack click on the picture !
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Pouring bronze into clay moulds.
Hunting with darts!
Adding elderberries - a natural yeast.
An ale making trough.
Cheers!
Staff Development Training
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:

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
Making and using a Prehistoric lamp.


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:
Making flint knives.
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
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Ancestral Skills Weekends 2014
Teaching wattle and daubing.
“I had such a splendid time yesterday.  Learnt so much, the potential for use at work with our community groups is endless.”
Patricia Spray Community Heritage, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
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Our courses and training are held at our beautiful Late Georgian church, located on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.
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!
Straightening a dart!
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.
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Ancient Arts Ltd  Registered in England & Wales No 6355972 Registered Office: 2 Warren Road, Deganwy.  Conwy LL31 9 SU
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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!