How to find a form? A woodcarving course with experienced sculptor-tutor.



Limited to 3 participants, the workshops take 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 woodcarving and other three dimensional arts and crafts to adults and children. I love sharing my experience and enthusing others in working with wood.

I am regularly asked : How do you find a form inside the wood ? In this one day course I will share with you my process of creating a small carved sculpture. I can advise on a project suitable for your level of experience by showing some examples and explain how to design your own work.
At the end of the course, you will have a carved sculpture to take home.

You will use traditional European woodcarving tools and techniques to design and carve a small animal or wooden object. During the course, I will guide you through the design and carving process. All techniques and tools will be demonstrated and explained. Throughout the course, I will be present and available to help.

I feel 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 a conversation with a unique piece of living material.

On leaving you will take home your own personally designed wood carving and will have experienced the process of creating a carved sculpture with traditional tools.

Please bring your own lunch. I will provide hot drinks

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Your woodcarving to take home
Hot drinks


Almut Woolard at Almut Woolard

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105 Plymouth Road
TQ11 0DB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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