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88 wood carving workshops found

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!

You have a woodwork project in mind but need more space, tools, machinery or guidance? Come along to our regular drop in woodwork sessions every Tuesday and some Thursdays from 9.00am - 3pm to work on your project. Past projects include furniture, doors, shelving and much more. Please see our website or contact us for more information and to book a place. Get in touch by phone or email for more information and to book...
The Monday session is now very popular but if you wish a quieter session we have the Tuesday Evening 7pm to 9pm Join us each Monday to work on a wood carving project of your choice, with tools, machinery and guidance provided in our extensive workshops. This wood carving course runs every Monday during term time with Peter, from 9am - 3pm and now an evening class with Roy Haynes Tuesdays 7-9pm. Get in touch...
West Midlands
Coventry Woodcarvers are a friendly group of like-minded people from the Coventry & Warwickshire area, with an interest in woodcarving. We have a tutor and several experienced carvers able to instruct and advise students on all aspects of carving and pyrography. We are a mixture of levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition to this we have a tool sharpening and timber cutting service along with opportunities to sell finished carvings via exhibitions and stands...
West Yorkshire - Next course on 17th December 2019
A magical winter trail for younger children and families, wandering through the candle lit woods and gardens at Skelton Grange. Catch glimpses into the secret worlds of the little folk who reside here and find your way to our campfire for a warming drink and gingerbread. You'll also get to do a little craft activity along the way! All the funds raised will support the charitable work of The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 9th September 2019
I introduce beginners to woodcarving with taster projects that will enable you to carve a relief, a dish, and a simple 3D object. With this experience you can then develop your own projects. In addition, you can shape wood with a spokeshave, make joints with chisels and bore holes with a brace and bit - processes which can lead to handmade utensils and to sculptural pieces that are constructed as well as carved: you might...
Northumberland - Next course on 28th July 2019
Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only. It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation. The course runs for 3 hours at The Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm, Military Road,...
Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (The wood carving course is suitable for kids 8yrs+) Learn to safely use a knife, drawknife and shavehorse to create traditional wooden crafts. We will create either a bullroarer or spatula with a drawknife on the shavehorse and learn safe knife whittling techniques and make a letter opener or tent peg. We will also create a gypsy rose on the shavehorse, this can also be used as a very...
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Join a three day woodcarving course for children - two hours per day. Parents are welcome to join in too. 'The Carving Room' is a wood carving workshop in Stackpole village, near Pembroke in West Wales. This is a chance to learn a new skill or improve on your existing carving techniques and ideas. Cost £30 per person plus £6 for wood. Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly 20 years in...
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
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...
North Yorkshire
There is something very satisfying about carving a spoon. Using fresh green wood and some basic tools you can very soon immerse yourself in this traditional craft. My taster session is a great introduction to this craft. During the 3 hrs we’ll work from a freshly split log to a functional spoon. I’ll guide you through the safe use of the tools needed. Initially working with an axe to rough out a blank we then...

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