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Wood Carving and Sculpture Workshops in The Peak District National Park.

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  • 7 hr

Learning to carve is a wonderful way to release the innate creativity that most people posses but habitually fail to use. The one day workshop is designed specifically for complete beginners who will be taught the following- - how to use and sharpen carving gouges - Principles of drawing and the creation of movement. - How to carve the shape of the subject with various gouges. - The principle of emphasize to create life and drama. - How to carve without breakage. - Undercutting to create shadow lines and the illusion of depth. - Working up the background for greater clarity of the subject. - Appreciation and study of the difference between carving wood and stone. At the end of one day the client will have completed, and will be able to take home a relief carving of a couple of over life size ivy leaves carved in oak, sycamore or lime, along with photos for social media and bragging right for friends. This all happens on a 16th century farm in the Peak District National Park.

Itinerary Details

A one day course specifically aimed at complete beginners with no previous knowledge. Learn how to carve a relief in wood in a single day, (the very foundation of all sculpture in the round) with highly personal one to one tuition in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park. One to one tuition is by far the best and quickest way to learn a new skill, without the usual distractions of a group situation. This is a serious coarse for those interested in art, and provides the first step to a more creative and artistic future.
The sculpture studio forms part of beautiful 16th century farm set in the quietude of the most fabulous English countryside.
Choose either one to one tuition, or share the experience with a partner or friend and go for the one to two option.
At the end of one day the client will have completed, and will be able to take home a relief carving of a couple of over life size ivy leaves carved in oak, sycamore or lime, along with photos for social media and bragging right for friends.