WOOD CARVING COURSES

Specialist Courses in WOOD CARVING and Incised LETTER CARVING.

WOOD CARVING

Leaf-Carving-Courses

  • One day – a “whistlestop” tour of wood carving £200
  • Two days – a lengthier introduction to wood carving £375

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“Whistlestop” tour of Woodcarving:

Please find details below of the woodcarving course which should answer most of your questions but if I have missed out anything please contact me.

Appropriate Dress:

As you will be in a workshop please wear appropriate footwear (no strappy sandals or bare legs) and, generally, appropriate clothing (many layers are good). It can be very hot in the summer although the large beech tree under which the workshop sits provides a lot of shade but in the autumn/winter months it can be quite cold. You will be working at special carving benches which require that you stand or perch on a high stool all day so this must be taken into consideration.

Programme for Day One:

We will look at the different types of woodcarving tools I have in the workshop and their different uses are explained.

I will demonstrate the sharpening of chisels and gouges by hand using diamond bench stones and slip-stones and a leather strop is demonstrated. An electric grinding and honing machine (which only I may use) is in the workshop and the advantages and disadvantages will be discussed.

I will provide you with a simple leaf sampler to copy and a piece of lime on which to carve it.

And should you decided to take the two day course…

Programme for second day in wood carving:

Continuation of the leaf carving and, it is more likely, that I will steer you towards this if you are spending two days with me.

The pace of the two day course will be generally slower giving more time for discussion and looking at books on the subject.

Checklist:

Please bring rulers and pencil cases.

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LETTER CARVING

Letter Carving Courses

  • One day – a “whistlestop” tour of letter carving £200
  • Two days – a lengthier introduction to letter carving £375

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“Whistlestop” tour of Woodcarving:

Please find details below of the letter carving course which should answer most of your questions but if I have missed out anything, please, contact me.

Appropriate Dress:

As you will be in a workshop please wear appropriate footwear (no strappy sandals or bare legs) and appropriate clothing (many layers are good). It can be very hot in the summer although the large beech tree under which the workshop sits provides a lot of shade but in the autumn/winter months it can be quite cold. You will be working at special carving benches which require that you stand or perch on a high stool all day so this must be taken into consideration.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. and this will include tea, coffee and a light lunch. I will provide all the tools and wood you will need for the course. But, if you prefer, and have some of your own, please feel free to bring your tools. And, most importantly please bring a word with you of either four or five letters if you are taking the one day course and, perhaps, a longer word if you are taking the two day course.

Programme for Day One:

We will look at the different types of letter carving tools I have in the workshop and their different uses will be explained.

I will demonstrate the sharpening of chisels and gouges by hand using diamond bench stones and slip-stones and a leather strop. An electric grinding and honing machine (which only I may use) is in the workshop and the advantages and disadvantages will be discussed.

In the morning you will concentrate on letter cutting exercises which will be based loosely on the Modern Roman Alphabet. This is similar to the italic style in that it consists of thick and thin strokes where the thick letter strokes are one-tenth the letter height.

In the afternoon you will draw and carve your word.

And should you decided to take the two day course…

Programme for second day in Letter Carving:

Finishing off the drawing of the letterforms and a greater study of this can be achieved on the longer course and then the carving of the word.

The pace of the two day course will be generally slower giving more time for discussion and looking at books on the subject

Checklist:

Please bring protractors, rulers, compasses and pencil cases.

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Dates to suit

These specialist courses provide one to one tuition, tailored to suit your individual requirements. Tools, wood and lunch provided. Courses run from 10am – 4.30pm.

Gift vouchers available

Please contact us via email (info@anstee-parry.com) to enquire about gift vouchers

Local information

For accommodation within the village see the Walsham Le Willows website. The village is situated on the Norfolk / Suffolk border and is easily accessible from the A143 between Bury St Edmunds and Diss, to view a map please click here.

Terms and Conditions

25% non-refundable deposit guarantees a place upon receipt of initial invoice. Remainder of the fee required upon receipt of second invoice.

All course fees must be paid in full either by electronic transfer or cheque seven days prior to the course commencement.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel: I am happy to offer a full refund (minus the non-refundable deposit) for courses cancelled by you, the client, for whatever reason if you give me more than 72 hours notice. Less than this no refund will be given.
  • If I cancel: I guarantee that the full course fee (including the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded to you, the client, should I cancel the course for whatever reason and time scale.

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