Woodcarving: Sculptural Techniques (LDH421CA22)


Millais School, Horsham


19:00 - 21:00


2 hours x 9 sessions

Claire Morris

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£117.00
Total cost£117.00


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

This is a practical Learning for Personal Interest course with lots of opportunities for getting hands-on experience using a wide variety of techniques. With regular one to one tutorials, you will develop your confidence and creativity, enabling you to produce a unique carving of your own design. You will learn the skills & techniques of woodcarving, both in relief and ‘in the round’. The course will cover the importance of preliminary design and composition; correct use and maintenance of tools and how to apply a variety of carving techniques. You will also learn how to recognise and appreciate of a range of hardwoods and apply surface finishing methods such as stains, oils, polishes.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

No previous knowledge is required and beginners will learn alongside experienced carvers in a friendly workshop atmosphere sharing information and advice.

What do I need to bring with me?

The tutor will provide a limited range of tools to borrow for the first two sessions. Just wear clothes suitable for practical work and footwear appropriate for a workshop environment.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be expected to buy their own tools with advice from the tutor about retail and online availability. Approximate cost for a ‘starter kit’ will be in the region of £50.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk

Course Location

Millais School
Depot Road
West Sussex
RH13 5HR