Learn the basic principals behing one of the oldest human activites, carving wood. During this one day immersive course you will get to grips with undertanding wood and how to approach carving lettering and decorative borders. You will get tips and tricks on layout, undertanding grain orientation and how it affects your carving as well as getting the most out of a basic set of hand tools. By the end of the day you will leave with a hand carved peice of hardwood egraved with your initials with a decoartive border to hang on your wall with pride. This course is for beginners course to give you an introduction into hand carving into wood to allow you to understand where to start, equipment you will need as well as the chance to experiment with different techniques.

What's included in the price?

You will be provided with timber and have access to a range of hand tools in the ANH Artisan workshop. Drinks and biscuits will be provided in abundance, all you need to pring is a packed lunch.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


ANH Artisan has over 15 year experience making furniture. We passionately believe woodwork should be a key household skill again and want to give people the opportunity to learn key household woodworking skills that will last a lifetime.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
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You will be using ANH Artisan’s tools during the course which will have been sharpened and prepared prior to your arrival. Unfortunately, you cannot use your own tools during the course as they may not be sharpened and set up safely and correctly for the day and we will not have time to prep additional kit. However if you have your own woodworking tools that you want to bring for advice on how to use them or set them up/sharpen then please do so, but they will be your responsibility to look after and ensure they are safely stored

The workshop is located within a former quarry which means some of the paths can be a little uneven underfoot. The workshop is accessed via a long ramp and we have accessible toilet facilites to the rear of the workshop. Our aim is to make our courses available to every woodworker, however please be aware the nature of the work we undertake duing the courses can be physically challenging, therefore if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility please get in touch and we can discuss how to accomodate your needs.


Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, BISHOP AUCKLAND, County Durham, DL13 2SG