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Wood carving course


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A two day, wood carving course

On this practical, hands on course you will use traditional wood carving and hand tool skills to carve a relief in lime wood. No previous experience is required; you will be able to work at your own pace on a range of potential projects suitable for different experience levels. Stage by stage instructions and demonstrations will guide you through every element of the process towards a high quality finished carving. All tools, materials and equipment are provided.

Geraint Lloyd the tutor has 25 years’ experience working in both a commercial setting, carving architectural and sculptural pieces together with teaching at multiple venues up and down the country during that time. Geraint is a fully qualified teacher with a PGCE qualification.

This workshop is held in a spacious outside courtyard area with each workspace 2m apart and all safety guidelines in place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Wood and use of tools are included in the price.


Miranda Wakeman at Amerton Arts Studio
Chillington Hall
Codsall Wood
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #28716

I Really enjoyed wood carving and would definitely recommend. There was a great atmosphere with lots of other people on the course beavering away on their own projects. The only practical work I have ever done is DIY around the house so wood carving was a big step up. The instructions were easy to follow and my relief was much better than I thought possible. I left with a great sense of accomplishment and wanting to do more!!

In-person course
- - #28694

I have never done woodcarving before but have always fancied doing it so my husband got me this course for my birthday. We were given the option of carving one of the existing projects or carving our own design, I chose the three rabbits design to carve in relief. initially I was frightening to carve the wood as I didn't want to wreck it, but it didn't take long to get my confidence up. Geraint the tutor was constantly on hand to to provide encouragement and help me correct all my mistakes!! I am so pleased with my finished wood carving and I am now thinking of buying some chisels and taking this up as a hobby. The venue itself is really beautiful and was easy to get to for me, I live in Birmingham and it was only a 30 minute journey. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend!!!

In-person course
- - #28689

I am a complete beginner and was slightly nervous before the workshop as I hadn't done anything like it before. In short, I simply couldn't believe the quality of carving I produced after 2 days, my family didn't believe it was my work. I found craft skills that I didn't know I had. We were given step by step instructions following an initial demonstration, and then worked through the carving stage by stage using a range of chisels. We carved a type of wood called lime which was soft and easy to carve even for me!! I want to thank Geraint for his patience, help and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

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