Course Provider: Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses
Contact Name: Fay Kenyon
Telephone: 0114 235 6348
J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Course Length: One day (9:30am-4:00pm)
5 star rating, 8 reviewers.
Greenwood Spoon Carving
A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area.
Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve with an axe and how to hollow the spoon using a crook or spoon knife.
These courses are suitable both for complete novices and people with some experience, who wish to hone their carving and whittling skills.
By the end of the day you can expect to have made a simple spoon of your own, and to have mastered the basic skills sufficiently to practice on your own.
The course introduces students to greenwood craft and the basic skill required to make and take away a spoon on the day.
The course covers:
Health and Safety in the craft area
Timber selection and evaluation
Tool selection and use
Surface treatment and finishing
Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start
Depart: 4pm, although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.
What to bring: work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs
Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee)
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course
All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.
What's included in the price?
All timber and tool use is included. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch. Wear warm, outdoor clothing as the course will take place outdoors.
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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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