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.
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Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
All tools and materials are supplied in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
2½ hours (2:00pm to 4:30pm)