This was a really enjoyable way to spend a weekend. The tasks are well-judged to be doable in the time, but still somewhat challenging, so you have a sense of achievement at the end, and well-structured so that by the time you get to the trickier bits, you have developed some skill with the tools.
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you very much for the review Liz, glad you enjoyed it.
A great great course had a lot of help when doing this course but was finished at the end of the course.
Geraint was a very good tutor and I learnt a lot. well done and thank you.
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you for your review Maureen, glad you enjoyed it. Hope you had a good journey back.
Really enjoyed this course, my first of maybe many. Geraint is an excellent teacher and showed us both in explanation and hands on how to carve wood using an amazing array of chisels. Would recommend anyone who wants to have a go at wood carving to go on this course. 10/10 for me
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you for the positive review. We get a lot of pleasure out of seeing people progress and produce some beautiful work. It was lovely to meet you on the weekend.
Enjoyable weekend stone carving outside at Middleton Hall. Would go again
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thanks for the review Debbie!
Learnt new skills and conducted at a pace which gives you time and confidence to tackle the carving .
Tutor was excellent , location beautiful - very enjoyable weekend
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed it
Not being the most arty or crafty person, I approached this course with some trepidation. I am so pleased with what I created.
The tutors were knowledgeable, kind and patient.
The venue was in keeping with the corse and both peaceful and relaxing.
An excellent course, well worth the money.
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you so much for your review Justin, glad you enjoyed it
This was an excellent course held in a lovely setting with a superb teacher, Geraint. He described all the factors you need to know, checked on progress at the right times, gave help and advice when asked, and all with a warm and friendly manner. If you fancy giving this a go, no matter what your experience or expectations, I can highly recommend it. This was a gift to me by my lovely wife, and it ranks right up there!
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you so much for your review Bernard, glad you enjoyed it.
Absolutely brilliant!!! Loved it all. Learning traditional skills and techniques, lovely tutor, and fabulous surroundings to work in. Support when you needed it but also freedom to experience the materials and work with the tools. Brilliant two day course ..!!
Response from Amerton Arts Studio:Thank you so much for the review Susanne, glad you enjoyed it.
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!!
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!!!
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.
I have attended many courses run by Miranda and have improved my skills enormously. Miranda is very talented and she is able to guide you to producing a work of art that you will be proud to show your friends. I am sure that you will have a happy and rewarding day.
I have been going to Miranda’s stone carving classes for a number of years as I had a wish to do something creative using my hands. Miranda’s an excellent teacher giving advice and guidance but the final decision is yours and is reflected in your work. The choice of what to carve is yours with Miranda encouraging you to explore your artistic capability. It is a very friendly, sociable group who are supportive of each other’s work. If you want to explore something different, want to be creative, then do come to Miranda’s stone carving classes.
Miranda is an excellent teacher. She is very patient, encouraging you to develop and improve your skills including the ones you didn’t know you had!!
Miranda is a marvellous teacher she can see where you go wrong and helps you in every way possible.
I would recommend her. I have never had such a good art teacher and have been going to her for years.
Even if you have not drawn from life or painted from life or even done any sculpture from life including portraits she will give you the confidence inspiration and most of all the satisfaction of what you have done.
Thank you SO much Miranda for all your help!!
This is a great course where I learned lots of new techniques for modelling with clay to create a sculpture that I am proud of. Miranda is a brilliant tutor who helps every step of the way, instructive and encouraging. A really lovely day with a very friendly group, thank you.
Fantastic instruction! On a day course I sculpted a portrait head, I'm amazed at what I achieved in a day. Friendly group and good to spend time with like minded people of mixed abilities. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake provided. Cafe shop facilities on site or take your own packed lunch. I can thoroughly recommend this course.
I wanted to come back to stone carving after many decades and was delighted to find the opportunity, even more delighted that Miranda was such a great teacher. She explains tools and techniques as you go along, an understanding of your stone, and encourages you to see it aesthetically. My Thursday morning group is a wonderful, friendly group, and it is inspiring to see their achievements under Miranda’s guidance. Highly recommended.