Woodcarving Tuition in Cornwall



Zoe Gertner specialises in teaching woodcarving, her tuition being for people of any age from 8 years upwards and from all walks of life. Zoe is a fully qualified teacher who writes regularly for the 'Woodcarving' Magazine and she has been running woodcarving classes for many years. Zoe teaches all types of carving skills including carving in relief and in the round, creative sculpture, lettering, utilitarian items such as signboards or decoration and carving detail on furniture and boxes, according to your particular interest. Our Day Taster Sessions are very flexible so please get in touch to arrange convenient dates. You are welcome to come for weekends or more than one day. Teaching is 1-1, or 1-2 and complete beginners are especially welcomed as are the retired and those who feel they have no artistic ability. Children are welcome but must be over 8 years old and accompanied by a family adult participating at the same time. We can usually arrange accommodation for students in the Studio and well behaved pets/non participating partners are also welcome to stay. A professional woodcarver, Zoe's carvings can be found in Somerset churches as well as in private collections all over the world. Over the years she has contributed to both 'Traditional Woodworking' magazine and 'Woodcarving' magazine as well as its two books of articles 'The Woodcarvers' and 'Wood Carving for Beginners' published by GMC Publications. Her book 'Woodcarving - A Foundation Course' covers everything a beginner needs to know.

What's included in the price?

Wood suitable for your carving is usually supplied along with a specially selected range of carving tools for you to use so that you do not need to purchase any beforehand. A good selection of relevant books and magazines is also available for reference and inspiration for your woodcarving project. Some woodcarving tools are also available for purchase. Lunches and refreshments are included each day, leaving you free to concentrate entirely on your carving for the day. You will be guided through your particular carving project, given advice about selecting suitable wood carving tools for your style of carving (some of which may be available for you to purchase), how to sharpen and maintain them, and be shown the appropriate finishing methods for your individual project. Zoe's tranquil workshop adjoins the West Penwith Moors, an SSSI area of outstanding natural beauty, and is a peaceful haven in which you can fully concentrate on your carving without distractions.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
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Mulfra Cottage and Studio, Newmill, PENZANCE, Cornwall, TR20 8XP