Woodcarving: Sculptural Techniques (H0976CA21)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk for more information.


Millais School, Horsham


19:00 - 21:00


2 hours x 10 sessions

Claire Morris

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£130.00
Total cost£130.00


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?

If you would like more information about enrolling onto another course, please speak to your tutor or a member of staff by dialling 0345 601 01 61 or by visiting our website on www.aspiresussex.org.uk.

Course Location

Millais School
Depot Road
West Sussex
RH13 5HR