Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...
- Next course on 26th October 2019
Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This 2 day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners you will start with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After...
Sharon Littley has been teaching carving for over 15 years and has tutored students of the craft all over the UK. Sharon is based in Port Talbot, Wales.
Author of the book 'Celtic Carved Lovespoons', Sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique Lovespoons, a traditional Welsh gift.
Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with Sharon to discuss possible...
- Next course on 28th February 2019
This Course will allow students to learn wood carving and construction techniques. Students can explore the sculptural possibilities of different kinds of wood, and learn to make figurative, abstract or functional items. Students will be able to develop their own project and work at their own pace in a supportive workshop environment. Open to all levels, including beginners. Students are encouraged to stay on throughout the year to develop their work. Basic materials will be...
Over this ten week course, you will learn all the basic woodcarving techniques and skills to sharpen and maintain tools. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have previous experience. The course runs over a 10 week term , but there is an option to join at any time and to book the number of weeks required.
Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve!
Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners the day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a...
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.
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.
The course will run over two days and will concentrate on more advanced carving techniques.
Suitable for age 18+, participants need to have completed the Beginners Course with John White Woodcarving, or an equivalent course, or have good experience of carving in relief.
You will produce a carving in deep relief to take home. The class is kept to a maximum of 10 students to ensure a quality experience. Students will be encouraged to work...
This two day 'hands on' workshop will explore a variety of effective construction techniques using easily available tools, materials and processes accessible by beginners, artists and crafts people alike. Focusing on designs such as the 'Crate' or 'Sedia' chairs, learn to make your very own piece of furniture.
Instruction will be provided to complete at least one of several functional furniture items and will explore the highly inventive techniques in Enzo Mari's AutoProgettzione and Rietveld's...
The main elements covered for each machine will include safe working practices, adjusting/setting up, choice of blade & blade changing, jigs and dust extraction:
Dimensioning timber components
Cutting dovetails, circles etc.
Design & use of a point fence
Table-saw with sliding table
Dimensioning veneered board material using the scoring unit
Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table
Removing a waney edge
Cutting timber to dimension using the...
A highly enjoyable, practical, hands-on day experiencing the joys of turning greenwood using a pole-lathe. Pole-lathe technology has been used for millennia to turn all sorts of things, from stone beads to wooden bowls, children's toys to chair legs - a craft that was still alive as a profession only 50 or 60 years ago until it was made obsolete by modern power tools.
Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Suitable for complete beginners...