Buy a Gift Voucher
In-person course

Introduction to letter carving in wood

Classic style of lettering you'll learn to carve

About the Course

In this three hour introduction to letter carving I will guide you through initial mark making to get you used to the tools and wood before moving on to carving a large letter of your choice to take home with you. This course is aimed at complete beginners so no former knowledge or skill is required.

Student feedback :
"Anyone can have a go at wood carving .. I was a bit doubtful as have no artistic skills but always wanted to have a go. Sarah is such a lovely person, very friendly and very informative, and very talented. I came away with a fun piece of carving that I was proud of!"

I have run my own woodcarving business for 10 years, having graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in Restoration and Decorative Studies. In 2015 I completed the Prince's Foundation Building craft apprenticeship scheme. I regularly run letter carving workshops as part of London Craft Week at the Prince's Foundation headquarters in Shoreditch.

Other woodcarving tuition is available if you have a project in mind, email me the details and I can tailor the tuition to you.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

One -to-one tuition.

Flexible times, just let me know when suits you best.

All tools and materials supplied.

Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied to keep you going!


Sarah Goss at Sarah Goss Traditional Woodcarving
Stedham Sawmills
Nr. Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 0NY
See more from this course organiser All reviews for this course organiser
Bronze Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners

Available as a gift

Learn about gift vouchers




3 Hours

Available dates:


In-person course
- - #23877

I have never done anything like this before so am an absolute beginner.
I was amazed at how much I enjoyed woodcarving with Sarah. She is a natural teacher and explained patiently how to carve and how the grain of the wood dictates the direction of the cuts. I've always admired her work but now have an even greater respect for her skills and knowledge. I'd recommend this course wholeheartedly. Have a go!

In-person course
- - #23853

Excellent tuition, Sarah taught me many things I didn’t know which was quite an advancement on the limited knowledge I had. I would have no problem recommending Sarah to anyone, and would attend again if the venue was nearer. Sarah was pleasant company, made you feel welcome, and had the ability to teach in a satisfying way.

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?