Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.



One day Carving course which can be extended for individuals to pursue more complex projects. Work with Jason to develop your ideas and your ability to realise imaginative, fun projects from english hardwoods and recycled timbers. Jason Thomson is a skilful artist with 30 + years experience of creating carved sculptures and public art around the UK. Build your hand tool confidence using saws, axes, adzes, gouges, rasps and knives to create expressive carved artworks in relief and 3D. City centre penthouse studio with optional outdoor garden carving space. Contact Jason for details using the contact form above.

What's included in the price?

Use of a wide range of quality tools and sustainably sourced local timbers. Refreshments on tap, real coffee, selection of teas and cake or biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I'm a figurative artist who employs a wide range of carving skills to shape wooden artworks -often to commission. As a small boy I dragged a tree from the river - split it with an axe and carved a mask from it, using a sharpened screwdriver. I have better tools now. I carve huge trees, wall relief panels and intricate handheld sculptures. Encouraging people, through workshops, to confidently use hand tools is an enjoyable and natural accompaniment to my own sculptural interests.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Pet lovers
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Spooky
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Father's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
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I provide an initial section of wood and use of hand tools alongside thirty years of carving experience.

Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.

No parking at the venue but plenty of onstreet parking and car parks within a few minutes walk.


Studio 48, Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BS