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Carving with wood is a rather rare skill these days. Yet anyone with a sharp knife and a block of timber can try their hand at whittling. The tools and materials used have not varied for hundreds of years. Carving workshops in this section include traditional spoon carving in the Peak District, relief carving courses in the Yorkshire Dales, love spoon carving in wales and even rocking horse carving!
Spoon carving for beginners
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Spoon carving for beginners
London - Next course on 10th September 2019
£40
This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We...
Carving & sculpture workshops
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Carving & sculpture workshops
Cheshire
£180
Learn how to carve in a single day with one-to-one tuition. A one day course specifically aimed at complete beginners with no previous knowledge. Learn how to carve a relief in wood or stone in a single day, (the very foundation of all sculpture in the round) with highly personal one to one tuition in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park. One to one tuition is by far the best and quickest way to learn a new skill, without the usual distractions of a group situation. This...
Green wood spoon carving day
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Green wood spoon carving day
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th September 2019
£85
A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area. Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve with an axe and how to hollow the spoon using a crook or spoon knife. These courses are...
Carve a rocking horse head
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Carve a rocking horse head
Yorkshire - Next course on 19th September 2019
£350
These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a traditional wooden carved rocking horse. We will show you the traditional approach to rocking horse carving using hand tools. Previous carving experience is not necessary - all skill levels are accommodated and each student will successfully complete the carving of a rocking horse's head during the course! Three days individual tuition. Carve-a-Head courses run 10am till 4pm on the first two days, 10am to 3pm on the final day (but we will start earlier and run later if need be!),...
Beginners spoon carving
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Beginners spoon carving
Norfolk - Next course on 15th September 2019
£60
The day involves: * An introduction to the greenwood [trees and types of wood for carving] * How to use axes and cutting tools safely * Sharpening axes and knives * Axe and knife techniques * Technical overview of the carving process * Carve your own cooking spoon Lunch * Carve your own cooking spoon, continued * Aftercare of your spoon which you take away with you!
Relief carving & sculpture in hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Relief carving & sculpture in hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
£82
Spend a busy day with Alister and master the various carving skills associated with Relief Carving or simple sculpture in Hardwood. Choose either a flat board, perhaps for a plaque, for bread or cheese, or a house name. Alternatively if you re feeling more energetic, carve a rough bowl or a simple 3D sculpture - a hedgehog for example from a block of wood, the choice is yours. Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister skillfully extracts them placing them safely under the canopies outside the...
Wood carving for beginners and improvers at Ness Botanic Gardens Cheshire
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Wood carving for beginners and improvers at Ness Botanic Gardens Cheshire
Cheshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£150
This practical 2 day weekend course is designed for complete beginners with no previous experience, and those with a small amount of experience who wish to improve their wood carving skills. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to creatively carve wood with hand tools. For adults age 18+. The venue, Ness Botanic Gardens on the banks of the River Dee, is widely known for its plant collections and beauty, plus there is a great café on site. Your tutor, John White, is an experienced woodcarver, he has over thirty...
Creative venue available in Norfolk
Bronze AWARD
Creative venue available in Norfolk
Norfolk
£120
We are offering our home and gardens as a creative venue for wood carving (particularly spoon and bowl carving), life drawing and portraiture workshops. Our home, originally Fersfield village hall and primary school, has a large private back garden and off-road parking for up to three cars. Already used as a studio and venue for spoon carving workshops, the setting is on the edge of Fersfield, a sleepy village on the Norfolk-Suffolk border easily accessible from the A1066 Diss - Thetford road. The gardens contain mature trees and several out-buildings...
Spoon carving course - introduction
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Spoon carving course - introduction
Wiltshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£75
Beginner’s spoon carving course Come along and spend the day with us in our semi ancient woodland near Warminster and learn how to create a spoon from green wood. During your time spent with us you will learn how to: • Select the wood for your spoon blank • Use safe sawing techniques • Mark out the spoon shape on the blank • Use stop cuts • Axe out a spoon blank • Use safe and efficient knife techniques • Hollow out the bowl • Apply finishes; painting or oiling...
Box making weekend in Cumbria
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Box making weekend in Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 14th September 2019
£275
2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making workshop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and dust masks are yours to keep at the end of 2 days. Tea and coffee is...

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