This beginner’s guide to the tools and techniques of woodcarving is given by wood sculptor Conleth Gent (whose sculptures are featured in The Schoolhouse for Art Sculpture Garden).
By the end of your course you will take home your own carving – and no doubt you’ll be planning your next woodcarving project!
Conleth’s course will cover the following topics:
Selection and care of tools and safety.
Woods and their different characteristics.
Carving relief (carve your own).
Carving in the round (carve your own).
All levels are welcome. Basic tools and materials are provided, please bring some ideas for your first carving.
‘Working with Conleth who has decades of experience in wood carving, is like apprenticing under a Renaissance Master-Craftsman. His passionate attention to the importance of knowing the materials, of understanding and of caring for tools inspires great admiration. ‘ – Clifton (current student)