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Wood carving courses

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!

£40
London - Next course on 1st June 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...
£60
Norfolk - Next course on 16th June 2019
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!
£75
Wiltshire - Next course on 15th June 2019
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...
£150
Cheshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
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...
£180
Cheshire
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. Sculpture and carving have been a constant source of wonder and...
£350
Yorkshire - Next course on 10th June 2019
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...
£5
Nottinghamshire
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 9.30am - 3pm to work on your project. Past projects include furniture, doors, shelving and much more. Get in touch by phone or email for more information and to book a place. The Dukeries Community Centre is a charitable organisation run by volunteers, established in...
£5
Nottinghamshire
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...
£6
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...
£8.52
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...