About the Course
One day freestyle carving taster course which can be extended for 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 25 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 or phone number above.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Use of a wide range of quality tools and materials are included.
Refreshments on tap, real coffee, selection of teas and cake or biscuits.
Please bring your own packed lunch.
I went on this workshop with my 13 year old daughter, we both had a great time and left at the end of the day with all two beautiful wood carvings. Jason is a good teacher and as a very good knowledge of his craft.
Martin McAssey - - #19837
The course only ended half an hour ago but wanted to say a massive thank you to Jason for a great course. He was calmly jolly, patient and funny, gave really clear but creative explanations for things (I’ll never forget not to carve underminingly into my mountains) and was encouraging without being remotely patronising or fake. I find it hard to have confidence or to learn new skills without getting frustrated but this was pitched at the ideal level and Jason accommodated everyone. The studio is easy to get to with lovely views of sunny Sheffield too. Thank you Jason and wishing you very well with your bone projects.
Catherine - - #19818
Booked for my wife as a birthday present and we had a day to remember. We are both new to wood carving and were a bit apprehensive but Jason made us feel very comfortable in his workshop and taught us a lot of techniques during the day.
The time went too quickly.
Will be booking again.
David Westerman - - #13685
My 10 year daughter and her friend went to one of Jason's woodcarving workshops and loved it. They spent 5 hours learning new techniques and creating sculptures they designed themselves. Jason was good at letting the girls just get on with it, offering hints and tips along the way. I would definitely recommend it to other children or even adults. Great workshop, great tutor. Cheers Jason
best wishes Karl
Karl Dalgleish - - #13207
Response from Jason Thomson - Sculptor:The girls were great to work with- attentive and determined to carve - both getting great results and only ten years old!
I had absolutely no prior experience with the tools involved in this kind of carving nor of creating anything so large. I learnt lots and came away with a carving I absolutely treasure. Jason was always patient, with just the right mix of 'let me show you how' and 'let me help' to get me carving confidently.
I would definitely come back time and again if I could.
Just being in the studio amongst Jason's own works was enough to inspire !
zarla harriman - - #8518
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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