in Stanwick, Wellingborough Maker & location details
Wood Carving Course
The traditional craft of wood carving dates back thousands of years when we first learnt to make sharp tools. This one-day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners, the day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills and then, after lunch, you will move on to a new project that involves creating a larger relief carving. The day is run in a very flexible format and allows for more experienced carvers to develop their skills under the guidance of Pete. The course is limited to just five participants. Teenagers from 16+ are welcome to take part in this course but must be supervised by an adult. The course tutor for the day is Peter Schwartz, a carver who has been teaching and working in the local area for over 30 years. As well as running courses Pete also makes many bespoke items, such as, village signs, one off carvings and garden furniture. The course will take place in our training barn at Stanwick Lakes, a beautiful 750-acre nature reserve and visitor attraction in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.
What's included in the price?
Tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Basic tea /coffee and biscuits are provided free of charge during the course. Food and drinks can be purchased in the café in the visitor centre or bring your own packed lunch. Car parking is also free of charge on the day of your course.
1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
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- Wheelchair users
- Hearing impaired
- Limited mobility
- Learning difficulties (SEN)
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- Suitable for beginners
- Parking provided