This beginner’s guide to the tools and techniques of woodcarving given by wood sculptor Conleth Gent ‘Under the Tent’ at the Schoolhouse. Con’s large wood sculptures feature in our 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).
Participants will learn these skills while working on their own chosen project. In advance of this course we advise participants to bring a hardcopy sketch/photocopy/clay model as a reference for their work.