Almut Woolard reviews

15 Jun 24'

Clare Selley reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"A friend and I attended the 2-day course with Almut and thoroughly enjoyed it. She patiently guided us through the techniques required to transform a plank of wood into beautiful carved wooden bowls. I would definitely recommend this course and this tutor."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed the weekend and was impressed how quickly you learned the new skill of using the tools."

1 May 24'

Rachel and Charlie reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"This was an excellent course, Almut is very knowledgeable as well as being a lovely person keen to share the magic of wood carving! I had very little experience with working with wood and my partner is a carpenter but she catered for both our abilities, would definitely recommend!"

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Rachel, Dear Charlie, You are both very skilled in your own individual ways. Seeing you applying your exciting skills is great. Both finished carvings are very personal and beautiful. Thank you for coming and enjoying the course. "

25 Mar 24'

Jags reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"Almut is absolutely brilliant. I loved the two days I spent carving lime wood under her supervision. It's an experience that will live with me forever. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Jags, You made very quick progress with the ambitious carving of a Moebius strip. I enjoyed the two days and loved seeing your sculpture taking shape. Happy Woodcarving. Almut"

11 Mar 24'

Jane Suzanne reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"Really enjoyable workshop - Almut was very clear and attentive, and tailored tuition to individual’s level of ability. Highly recommend. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Jane, Thank you for your review. I enjoy adjusting my teaching to each participants individual wood carving and approach. Every person and every group teaches me something new. Greetings Almut"

21 Jan 24'

Zoe Crumby reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend creating beautiful wood carvings that I didn’t think I was capable of producing! Almut is a patient and kind teacher. Definitely recommend this course."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Zoe, Thank you for coming. I loved seeing your carvings developing and enjoyed your company. Best wishes, Almut"

5 Dec 23'

Mark reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I really enjoyed this course. Almut's instruction and guidance were excellent and she was very patient with me as I got to grips with the basics of wood carving. She was very encouraging and she kindly shared her knowledge, skills and expertise with me. I was able to work at my own pace and with Almut's timely input and suggestions, I was able to create a carving that I was really pleased with. It was a truly wonderful day, thank you for a great experience Almut."

29 Nov 23'

Kim reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"Really enjoyed the weekend discovering wood carving. As an absolute beginner I learned so much in two days Almut is an expert in her field. Patience, great teaching and good conversation! "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Kim, Your choice of carving was ambitious and the result impressive. I am always intrigued to see how existing skills are transferable to learning something completely new. It was fun to have all girls time in the workshop. "

27 Nov 23'

Erika F Zeman reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"Mrs. Almut Woolard is a very experienced teacher. She encourages the student to work methodically, systematically and with vision. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Erika, I am very impressed by your carving based on the beautiful drawing you brought to the two days woodcarving. Happy carving. "

23 Oct 23'

Amanda and Steve reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"I can't remember the last time I was so relaxed learning a new skill! We've never tried wood carving before and Almut is a great teacher, relaxed, informative and very skilled. Made this a great experience and highly recommend!"

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Amanda, Dear Steve, Limiting the course to two people is a great help for giving everybody the individual attention necessary for learning a new skill quickly. Both your carvings are beautiful. I enjoyed meeting and spending the weekend with you in the workshop. Best wishes, Almut "

11 Jun 23'

Bob Russell reviewed: Woodcarving weekend with experienced teacher, all levels of experience welcome

"A really great course for learning all the fundamentals needed to undertake your own wood carving projects. Almut is a friendly and enthusiastic instructor with a huge amount of experience and knowledge in wood crafts and it has been great fun attending one of her courses."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Bob, Thank you for coming to the two day carving course. I am very impressed how much you could achieve in the two days of carving. I could clearly see how your work on day two build on the practice of day one. I hope the weekend was a good foundation for your future carving projects. Almut "

30 May 23'

Kate Evans reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"Almut is an inspirational teacher, very knowledgeable about all aspects of both carving and teaching and under her guidance me, my daughter and my mother all achieved far more than we thought we were capable of."

Almut Woolard responded:

"It was a great pleasure to spend the day with all of you in the workshop. Your carvings are so individual and beautiful. "

9 May 23'

Kamalini Rankin reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I really enjoyed our wood carving day. Almut was knowledgeable, supportive, clear and genuinely cared about our progress and success. My son (15) and I were both very glad we attended this course."

18 Mar 23'

Maggie Fitzjohn reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I had a truly wonderful day. I'm a total beginner and Almut gave me clear instructions on how and why you do things. During the day she worked alongside me providing advice when needed and positive encouragement throughout. It was one of the best practical courses I've attended and I'm looking forward to my next visit. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Maggie, Thank you for the very flattering review. I love your carvings design and I am impressed how competent and skilled you used the tools. It's aways great to see how transferable existing skills are. I am looking forward to your next visit. Greetings Almut "

20 Feb 23'

Jonathan wilkins reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I had a great day with Almut carving a sheep's head. I had never carved anything before. She is a knowledgeable person who guides you through from start to finish. I would really recommend her if you are thinking of carving wood."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Jonathan, I enjoyed supporting you in carving the sheep's head. Thank you for booking, Best wishes Almut"

1 Feb 23'

Kaye reviewed: Whittling - A one day training course for adults working with children with experienced teacher.

"I really enjoyed this course, it was fun and very hands on, with lots of lovely ideas of sessions to do with the children. I had never whittled before, Almut was enthusiastic, tailor made the day to the participants and was happy to answer questions. Thanks for a great day."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Thank you for joining the day. I enjoyed the day meeting a group of child orientated teachers. "

27 Jan 23'

Mark Hancock reviewed: Whittling - A one day training course for adults working with children with experienced teacher.

"Really enjoyed the day with plenty of top tips and ideas giving me inspiration to do more whittling with little ones. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Mark, I very much enjoyed the day working with teachers is always a joy. Happy whittling. "

25 Jan 23'

Sharon reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I booked this for a Xmas present for my husband and daughter. They had an amazing time and really enjoyed learning how to do a woodcarving. They really valued the time and patience that Almut spent with them and would thoroughly recommend the day to anyone."

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Sharon, Meeting your daughter and husband was an inspiration. Thank you for booking."

31 Aug 22'

Vanessa Williams reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"My daughter, who is 11, had a lovely day carving a picture with Almut in her garden workshop. I was also given a piece to carve which was unexpected and so enjoyable! Almut is very experienced and good with children. We sat in her garden having lunch with her husband who supplied many cups of tea and coffee! Thank you both. "

Almut Woolard responded:

"Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much for your review. Meeting both of you was a great pleasure. Best wishes Almut Woolard"

4 Jul 22'

Frances reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"Fabulous course! I feel I learnt so much and in just one day. The teacher was really knowledgeable and very receptive to my particular learning style and needs. I feel very privileged that she shared her extensive knowledge with me. It was lovely to spend such a relaxed and informative day working with wood. I would definitely highly recommend this course and this tutor."

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