Courses and Staff Training
Ancient Arts

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Ancient Arts is affiliated to The Council for British Archaeology.
Whether you are a business or an individual come join us on our exciting journey to connect with our past and discover our true potential.
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
2014 Courses:
Woodland art foundry

Design and create your own beautiful bronzes on a 2 day course where you will smelt copper ore in a pit using Prehistoric techniques and cast beautiful, small bronze items using the lost wax method and clay and dung moulds in a stunning location.
Prehistoric Life & Ancient Technologies -
Surviving the Stone Age!

Experience the past!  A 2 day experience where you will learn how to make early tools, knap flint, make different types of  cordage, make Prehistoric lamps, hunting with spears and how to survive the Stone Age!
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!
The  furnace in action and the metal.
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!
Hand drilling using stone points
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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The courses for 2014 and their dates will follow shortly.
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.
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Straightening a dart!
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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.