About the Course
A one day introductory course in Woodcarving at Nigel’s Workshop in Challock surrounded by woodland. Small groups 5 persons max
A taster course for those who are new to Woodcarving featuring:
The opportunity to carve:
simple 3 dimensional object
Your own ideas welcome.
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?
Wood can be supplied at a small cost, but feel free to bring your own. Experienced woodcarvers are also welcome. Tools available but please feel free to bring your own.
Tea, coffee, cake and jovial atmosphere provided.
Optional simple meat/vegetarian lunch available on request.
Onsite parking available
I attended this one day course at the weekend, a birthday gift from my wife, and what a gift it was! Quite apart from learning some new skills and gaining hugely in confidence with Nigel's very patient and relaxed style of imparting his great knowledge and experience, I quite simply had a great time, a few hours of really active and rewarding relaxation. Nigel was welcoming and a charming host, the small group of us hit it off very quickly and the day had a lovely dynamic. Nigel provided us a great lunch and kept the refreshments flowing, and the time just flew by - I could have stayed all evening. The downside? Well I now have to buy myself a big toolbox of chisels and gouges and whetstones and clamps and big lumps of wood and I'll have to tidy up the garage and that bench will have to be upgraded and I'll need to install a wood burner and........ I'm hooked! Highly recommended.
Will Smith - - #20049
We attended a one day course this weekend gone and were blown away by the experience.
Nigel was incredibly welcoming from the onset and put us straight at ease, giving us a tour of the land and making us refreshments.
The setting backs on to vast woodland, and felt like a pure escape from modern living and the stresses and strains of everyday life.
We were provided with a lovely casserole lunch, with potatoes from Nigel’s garden, a real treat we weren’t expecting.
Nigel’s gentle nature, coupled with his vast artistic creativity and experience, provides the perfect environment within this setting to learn the art of woodcraft, even as a complete beginner such as ourselves.
We too thoroughly enjoyed the experience of carving, and with Nigel’s guidance, were able to produce a completed unique piece each, which far exceeded our expectations of the course, which we were able to take home to treasure forever.
We would highly recommend this course to a range of ages and abilities who are interested in learning this craft.
James and Paula - - #17123
My daughter attended a workshop with Nigel and was thrilled. She created a stunning carved fish that she is very pleased about. Nigel was very attentive and helpful guiding my daughter step by step. Both Christine and Nigel were extremely welcoming. I thoroughly recommend the workshop.
Virginie Daniau - - #16499
Recently completed a five week course-wish it had been ten times longer! The amount of knowledge/advice/guidance Nigel gently imparts in truly wonderful surroundings made for a fun and very enjoyable course. Would highly recommend for both beginner and experienced carver
graham dolman - - #13627
I just finished a five weeks course with Nigel and he opened up a new and wonderful world of wood carving for me. He is a real inspiration and full of creative ideas. He is very helpful and gives very constructive guidance and advice. There is a special atmosphere in the workshop with music and stimulating conversation.
Thank you Nigel.
Sara Samuel - - #12021
Great class in a lovely place. Nigel is calm, patient and accommodating. His tuition is relaxed, encouraging and tailored to suit the individual.
Mark Saich - - #11997
A truly relaxing and restorative venue imbued with the spirit of wood. Nigel is a gentle, informative and inspirational teacher, sensitive to our different needs and experience. Highly recommended by me too!
Isabel Senior - - #11611
Nigel is an inspirational woodcarver, bringing an artistic spirit and creativity to the practicalities. He’s very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to work with - highly recommended!
Paul Walker - - #11402
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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