Pyrography wood art

Ruth working on an Autumn Woodland scene ( pyro and paint technique)


Join Artist and Wood Sculptor Ruth Wheeler at her Birtley Woodland Art Space in Bramley or Yew Tree Garden Studio, Witley, Surrey to be inspired and learn the basics of Pyrography Art.

Ruth has been developing her Pyrography for over 17 years and has been teaching Wood Carving ,Art and mixed media for 23 years.

You will learn about different woods that lend themselves to pyrography and learn different techniques as well as pain application.

Ruth's signature ferns, birch trees and sea and landscapes will be demonstrated as well as guiding you with your own designs.

We discuss his you can finish your work to seal the pyrography and paint applications.

Ruth's flexible approach means that you can have the freedom to be creative , choose your wood, shape or design or be inspired by Ruth's Nature Inspired work .

You will leave this workshop with the confidence to buy the right Pyrography machine and what wood to use as well as how to finish a beautiful piece of art.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Wood is provided (alternatively you have the opportunity to upside and pay a little extra for larger pieces)

Teas and Coffee provided

All tools and equipment are provided too.


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5 hours (10:00am to 3:00am)

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Sue - - #38784

A lovely day learning with Ruth! It was really good to be able to use my own pyrography machine and get some great advice. Ruth even made me a new tip to use.
Small pieces of wood are provided for you to practice on at the beginning and then you are able to choose from larger pieces of wood to create a bigger bit of artwork. (To be honest, I think Ruth should charge a little extra for some of the largest ones!)
It was a superb setting and really lovely to work outside too. Certainly an inspirational day. 😊

Indra - - #38762

Ruth is lovely and a brilliant teacher. She made it simple and we all learned a lot. We had plenty of time to practise and we all made some pieces to be proud of. I am inspired to take pyrography up now as a hobby as I will have a good idea of what I need and how to go about it. The setting was so nice, smashing to work outside, and there was coffee/tea and cake too! Thank you Ruth x

Jules - - #38756

I loved my course with Ruth yesterday. It was a wonderful introduction to pyrography and very rewarding to get `hands-on' very quickly, learn general techniques of wood burning patterns and produce a couple of pieces to take home. I will definitely continue to learn and practice further. A great day out and a lovely mindful learning experience :)

Response from Sculpt IT - Ruth Wheeler Art:

Thanks so much for the lovely review. It was lovely meeting you and inspiring you to pursue pyrography

Mike - - #37837

Loved it. Great atmosphere and learnt a lot

Trixie Baines - - #37362

A lovely day. Very relaxed atmosphere. I was a complete beginner. Ruth took time to find out exactly what I was interested in doing on the day. Helped and encouraged me and I was pleased with my efforts. Looking forward to buying my own machine and improving my skills.

Jo-anne - - #35229

Great day spent in a beautiful countryside setting. Ruth's artwork inspired us to create uor own impressive pieces. The use of paint with pyrography is so striking. Thank you Ruth.

Damian - - #34004

So it was pouring with rain and 10 degree’s colder but no matter to the talented Ruth. My first pyrography course and I learned a great deal. Very welcoming and I learned a great deal and created a piece far better than I expected. I will be back.

Response from Sculpt IT - Ruth Wheeler Art:

Thanks for your review Damian, I am pleased that you enjoyed it and learnt loads, hopefully see you on the next course.

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