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Letter carving in wood (1 day)

Duration: 1 day

Price: £150

Contact: Jamie Alcock at Coldcroft Farm

Coldcroft Farm Glasshouse Lane
GL19 3HJ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Carving Letters in Wood Tuition Courses

Delivered in groups of no more than two students at a time. Learn the basic principles of how to carve in wood a sign on this one-day introductory letter carving course. The main purpose of the course is to share with you the necessary knowledge and confidence to start carving your own signs.

In this letter carving course you will:

- Learn about the tools you use and how to sharpen and care for them.
- Learn about the principles of letter carving, from choosing the font to selecting the right wood.
- Have plenty of hands-on experience to begin carving your own small project.

Jamie Alcock will be your tutor. He is a craftsman in Letter Carving, having worked with one of the most prestigious public schools in the country, Harrow School, as well as many churches and commercial projects including pub signs. Jamie was taught by Chris Pye, who is well known for his wood carving skills and work.

We hope you will enjoy the course and later on appreciate the quiet satisfaction that comes from using this traditional skill.

If you would like to learn about letter carving in more depth, we can also offer a two day course.

What to expect?

Following a brief introduction and necessary safety related instructions, the rest of the course is ‘hands-on’ instruction - the use of sharp tools is required.

You will work under the direct supervision of Jamie. Tools will be provided for the course.

The courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm, with unlimited tea and coffee as you go. Lunch is served in the farm house.

If there is a specific date you'd prefer to book, please just contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

We will include the use of tools and one A4 sized piece of wood to work on.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are available all day long. We do ask that you bring your own packed lunch.

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  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends