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Whittling Woodcarving for Beginners (4-Week Course)

Hanwell Wine Estate, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3QG
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Whittling Woodcarving for Beginners (4-Week Course)

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4th, 11th, 18th & 25th May | 2023 | 6.15pm - 9.15pm
Hanwell Wine Estate
£210 per person

Enjoy the uniquely satisfying experience of whittling, all in the beautiful surroundings of Hanwell Wine Estate. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. Over the course of 4 weeks, you will learn techniques, tips and gain valuable experience whittling 7 unique pieces.

Summary of weekly sessions:

Week 1:
Introduction to course content, tools, and equipment
Cutting techniques and knife grips
Health and Safety
Wood Choice and preparation
Your carving projects: Carve a butter spreader and a coffee bag peg

Week 2:
Sharpening your edged tools
Carving projects: a simple owl and a Fox bookmark

Week 3:
Carving project: a wood spirits and basic faces

Week 4:
Aftercare of your carvings
Carving project: a stirring spoon
Workshop dates: Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th May 2023, each session starts at 6.15pm and finishes at approximately 9.15pm.

By the end of this 4-week course you will have mastered the skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.

This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments.

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