Join artist Carol Baker for a day of sketching trees in the ancient woodland of Nower Wood. She will be helping you to use various pencils and charcoal to capture the beauty of nature. A short classroom session will be followed by time in the woods gaining inspiration to draw. Her individual approach to learning allows us to offer this course to both beginners and improvers.
If you have a sketch pad (light or heavy...
This 2 Day Survival training course will provide you with an introduction to and good grounding in all the principles and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. Wild Survivors' vast expertise and experiences throughout the world will develop skills you didn't even know you had, from basic fire lighting (which is not as easy as it sounds) to getting rescued, this Wild Survivors Course is designed for beginners who wish to learn from scratch,...
The aim of the course is to acquaint you with the necessary skills at the lathe and to ensure a pleasurable and rewarding experience, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A degree of flexibility in the course content is allowed so that the emphasis can be placed where each individual student finds it most helpful. The course is very much “hands-on”. This is a one to one instruction.
This two day course is designed for those who wish to explore the art of turning hollow forms using wet wood.
You will learn my technique for hollowing which simplifies the control of the wall thickness reducing the risk of destroying the piece. Learning different methods of sanding and finishing as well hints and tips on creating perfect hollow forms.
The course will cover: the recognition, selection, sourcing and harvesting of suitable timbers that have...
Three day woodturning courses - please note we are now taking names for next year's courses!
Hello fellow woodturners from all around the world,
Would you like to turn as I do, using the same techniques and tools - conventional and modern grinds of bevels? You will learn all that is appropriate for the level of work you are involved with. There aren't any secrets - I tell it all!
The way I turn takes...
Woodturning Experience Days for beginners - Come and spend a day turning your first bowl
£130 per day, per person.
At your convenience. The Studio operates seven days a week and we will work to suit your availability. Please get in touch to book your day.
The full experience day is from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, with a break for lunch.
WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE?
We are all different...
Basic and Intermediate Woodturning course.
Half day courses can be taken at any mutually convenient time of day/week.
Dependant on experience, the course will comprise of basic skills required with bowl making for example or for the more experienced we can look at artistic hollow form work etc.
Either way, you will get the 1 to 1 tuition enabling you to create at least 1 piece of finished work to take home.
Sensible clothing is...
This workshop is an exciting extension of the popular wooden crafted pens delivered by Imants Grindulis. If you have an interest in the beauty of wood and would like to turn your own unique wooden bowl, come and join Imants for this workshop. You will learn simple woodturning skills that will enable you to turn and craft your very own wooden bowl that you will take home with you. This exciting workshop introduces you to...
Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing.
You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.
This is a part-time course in basic woodwork joinery involving making a softwood tool box using corner rebate joints. At the end of the 4 weeks you will have a tool box to take home and have the skills to make basic woodwork projects at home.
The course tutors are Bristol designer and woodworker Alison Vilarkin, Makershed woodwork tutor Jenny Smith and woodworker and maker Fern Busuttil. The course runs on Monday, Thursday...