Whittling - A one day training course for adults working with children



Limited to 3 participants, this 1 day training course for adults takes place in my woodcarving studio in South Devon which is set-up for teaching children and adults. My teaching experience is based on over 22 years of teaching whittling, woodcarving and other three dimensional arts and crafts to adults and children. I love sharing my experience and enthusing others in working with wood. The focus of this practical one day course for home educators, parents, grandparents and teachers, is on how to teach children whittling and basic woodwork skills in a creative and safe way. My background is in sculpture and creative education and I enjoy showing and encouraging educators how working with wood can become a tool to discover the world of sculpture. Experience shows that practical, hands-on skill-building activities support children's development and self confidence. The core of this workshop is the artistic whittling of various projects (see photos) all suitable for children to make. I will show and explain how to use and sharpen the tools. In a further stage I show how you can teach and demonstrate your skills to the children. By the end of the workshop you will have made a number of projects that you will take home, together with the skills and knowledge for you to make these with children. Let me know about your particular setting and I can take this into account in the course. Please bring your own lunch, I will provide hot drinks.

What's included in the price?

Completed craft work Tool sharpening Materials Tools Hot drinks


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


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Almut Woolard

with Craft Courses since 2021

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With over 20 years of teaching experience I love sharing my skills and learn from my students. My own artistic work is inspired by the ever-changing and evolving forms in nature and the seasons. Animals and the development of plant forms, are a constant inspiration for me. Working wood with traditional hand tools and techniques is a very rewarding experience. Each piece of wood is different and carving is an inspiring conversation with a unique piece of living material.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
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105 Plymouth Road, , Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DB