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Woodcarving - Beginners and Intermediate level.

Learn low-relief carving, chip carving and carving in-the-round. Tool sharpening and timber id will also be covered.
£180 pp
What happens in this class?

This 20hr course over 10 sessions will cover different carving techniques including low-relief carving of a flower, a tea-light holder made using chip-carving techniques, and a carving in-the-round of a spoon.

We will cover the safe use of tools and how to keep them sharp. We will use sharpening stones and leather strops and look at the grinding wheel for re-shaping chipped or mis-shapen gouges. Timber identification of 10 timbers commonly used for carving. Lime, walnut, oak, pear, and boxwood and 5 others.

Finishing techniques including oils and waxes. Before finishing, some carvings…

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Things to remember

All tools are provided. Please do not buy a cheap set of woodcarving tools as they are of a very poor quality. Timber is supplied free for the first project and a small cost will be asked for following projects. Coffee and biscuits are supplied. There is a large, free…

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Booking Options

There are no upcoming dates for this class. Let the teacher know about your interest and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Age Requirement


Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Roli Ross was born on the Holloway Road on the middle day of spring, the second son of a second son.

After a short carpentry and joinery course he went on to take a furniture craft course. On both courses he was more interested in carving detail into the pieces he created rather than the construction of them. This led him on to the City and Guilds of London Art School's 3 year Diploma in Ornamental and Historical Woodcarving. Since 2005 he has taught woodcarving at adult education colleges and from his studio in Greenwich and has been accepting…

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Class Location
The Hall of Bright Carvings. Thames-side studios.
Thames-side studios,
Harrington way.
SE18 5NR


To: The Hall of Bright Carvings

Woodcarving - Beginners and Intermediate level.