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Woodcarving: All Abilities

Tuesday 25 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£346.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Discover the beauty of wood and learn to carve a low-relief flower in lime wood, progressing onto a more complex carving in-the-round of a stylized figure, and then use two contrasting timbers, glued together to create a 2-tone, sliding penguin. Students can also design their own projects to work on.

Entry requirements

An interest in working with different timbers.

What you will learn

Tool sharpening, maquette-making, timber identification, gouges, letter cutting, chip carving, oils and waxes, where to buy timber and tools, historical carvers and styles.

How you will learn on this course

One-to-one tuition, demonstrations, question and answer sessions.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Developed carving skills. 2. Gouge sharpening skills. 3. Maquette-making. 4. Identification of timbers used for carving. 5. Produce one or more carvings. 6. Add a finish to a carving using oil/wax. 7. Identify styles of carving and woodcarvers through history.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pencil. Timber will be supplied by the tutor at a small cost. All tools are supplied. Please do not buy a cheap set of carving tools, these are a waste of money.

What you can do next

Woodcarving diploma course at City and Guilds of London Art School.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Please ensure you follow all Health & Safety instructions as given by your tutor.  If you are pregnant or suffer from another medical condition that may be affected by contact with hazardous substances please inform your tutor.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking