This regular class in spoon carving introduces you to the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, you can focus on becoming familiar with the tools of the craft without the pressure of knowing what to carve. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with your small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We will use green wood, freshly cut with a high moisture content. This is a beautiful and easy way to carve wood. You are supported through the whole process and encouraged to explore carving in your own way and at your own pace. This is an exercise in slowing down and settling your attention. All tools and materials are supplied and at the end of the session you will have your first carving started. Creative Nature HQ is located within Thames-Side Studios, a 7-acre site of studios and workshops occupied by makers, artists, craftspeople and designers. We are right next to the river Thames and there is plenty of free parking on site. There are also regular sessions on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Have a look at the 'see more from this course organiser' to view other course options. If I have missed anything out, just press the 'Ask a Question' button to get in touch. Hope to meet you soon.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are supplied in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
2½ hours (2:00pm to 4:30pm)
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
Creative Nature HQ is a London based creative space that offers a range of craft courses that help to develop new skills and a knowledge of a wide variety of natural materials and processes. These activities can help deepen a sense of well-being through connection to natural materials and simple repetitive actions. My name is Stephen Stockbridge, I run Creative nature HQ, I'm a trained sculptor and worked as an engineer. I have over 30 years of experience professionally making and teaching.
- Wheelchair users
- Hearing impaired
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Corporate days out & team building
- Suitable for beginners
- Public transport
- Parking provided