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Advanced carving with Giles Newman


Duration: 8 hours

Price: £95

Contact: Giles Newman at Giles Newman

The Pig Barn
Cedar Farm
Mawdesley, Ormskirk
Lancashire
L40 3SY
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 27th March 2021

About the Course

During this one day indoor workshop you will learn about the design methods and advanced knife techniques that Giles has developed. Building on your existing knowledge and experience of carving by knife, Giles will share with you insights into designing complex and highly detailed wood art, harnessing the strengths of the wood as well as planning the different stages of your carving process and developing your ability to visualise your designs in three dimensions.

Stepping away from the conventional ‘end-product-focused’ approach of most courses, this one day workshop will focus entirely on the carving process itself, the skills, the techniques, and reflecting on how each aspect may be put into practice in your own future projects. Subjects and techniques covered in the workshop include advanced detail carving, decorative carving, texture creation, carving facial features, carving flora and carving in naturalistic, figurative and abstract styles.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools required for carving. Tea and coffee.



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  • Advanced/professional level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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