Tutor: Giles Newman
Hot drinks included
ABOUT THE COURSE
Learn how to carve your own beautiful wooden pendant with simple knife techniques on this one day course. Create your own unique piece of wearable wood art with nothing more than a knife and a little imagination. An infinitely portable and transferable skill set (and toolkit) that will give you the freedom to carve creatively, whether at home or out in the wilderness.
Encompassing the whole process of art woodcarving; from sustainable wood selection and design principles, to knife work, detailing and finishing, you will gain a strong foundation of knowledge and insight into this traditional creative craft. You will learn a set of skills that can be easily adapted to carve almost anything.
With a strong focus on Giles' principles of working in harmony with, and understanding the characteristics of the wood, participants of this workshop will learn to read the wood and allow its unique features to guide the design and carving process to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery from even the most unlikely pieces of wood.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience from newcomers to carving looking for an introduction to the artform, as well as for those with experience of carving by knife already who wish to learn detail and decorative knife work techniques. Knives and wood will be provided.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
Packed lunch or lunch is available from the onsite Beech Cafe.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
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