14th, 15th & 16th September 2019
$599 including materials
6th & 7th April 2019
$399 including materials
Tutor: Geoff Korver
The beginner‘s course of three days, and the spoon carving course of two days complement each other and provide an overview of the major carving styles. The two courses run back to back so you can either come to one or the other – or spend the week here and do both.
The Introduction to Carving course focuses on the basics of incised and low relief carving and the different types of tools used in carving, chisels, gouges and v–tool. Students will learn the necessary hand skills, how to sharpen tools and how to set up a good carving kit.
At the end of the course, students will have completed an incised project and a low relief panel, and will have the skill needed to undertake basic carving projects independently.
The two day Spoon Carving course introduces students to in–the–round carving using the well–known shape of the spoon as a model. Basic hand skills and sharpening techniques will be taught. Tool use will be extended to include the bandsaw, spokeshave and scraper. Students will finish the course with one or possibly two finished spoons.
Master classes are frequently available to assist students to move from project–based courses to their own design and make, or to learn a new complex technique or process from one of our visiting tutors.
Michael Fortune – Master Classes February 2020
– details to follow soon.