Wood carving and tool sharpening classes in Pembrokeshire, Wales
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About the Course
'The Carving Room' is a new wood carving workshop in Stackpole village, near Pembroke in West Wales.
Started in September 2017. This is a chance to learn a new skill or improve on your existing carving techniques and ideas.
Each class is 2 hours long with a 15 minute tea break.
Children's classes will also be available soon.
Please visit website for 2018 class dates.
Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly 20 years in Somerset and has relocated to Stackpole. He has developed a new workshop and wants to continue teaching this traditional skill.
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?
After a tour of the workshop, there will be an illustrated introduction talk on different types of carving, explore subjects suitable for beginners and guidance through the different stages of the project. Tools are provided.
During some tea breaks there will be illustrated talks on the basic language of form, looking at a variety of different wood carvings to further and deepen understanding and appreciation of the art of wood carving. We also have a session towards the end of each term on how to sharpen gouges and look at the different types of beginners carving tools manufacturers.
With Anthony to guide me and supply all the necessary equipment I saw my basic paper design transformed into a simple relief wall plaque. There were different degrees of experience in the class but Anthony was able to spend time with all of us individually and collectively (tea break chats) as he explained the different properties of woods and use of the many chisels and mallets. An interesting and relaxing couple of hours a week.
Linda - - #13771
I was quite nervous about starting a course where I was a complete beginner and had little previous experience of any craft work. I need not have worried. Anthony's courses are relaxed, informative and really enjoyable. He tutors on an individual basis according to your skill level. He patiently guides you through your project giving clear and helpful suggestions in a non-intrusive way. The whole atmosphere is very relaxing and well worth trying.
Val - - #13626
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Child friendly
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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