Learn how to carve and grasp the opportunity to experience the creativity and joy of woodcarving. This course is designed for those just beginning to discover woodcarving and will introduce and develop key skills and techniques. Be guided by your tutor as you learn the stages and work towards producing your own carving.
You will learn how to carve using a wide range of traditional and modern tools. With guidance from your tutor, you will work through the stages to create your finished piece. Throughout the day your tutor will give advice on choosing timbers suitable for carving, design, tool selection, sharpening and technique.
You can expect to gain the knowledge you need to start carving, knowing you are on the right path from the beginning and giving you the confidence to develop your skills and take you on to the next step.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.
No experience is needed.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
Can't wait till my next course...
My partner and I attended a 2 day woodturning course here in May, it consisted of 6 attendees plus the tutor. We can't fault it, Colwyn the tutor was excellent, he showed each step clearly and patiently answered the many questions we all had. Tea, coffee and cakes were provided mid morning and two large platters of sandwiches plus more cake and drinks at lunchtime, we certainly didn't need a large evening meal. All tools and equipment were provided and we were allowed to keep our wood turned items and the instruction booklet. We were also given a certificate at the end of the second day. We are already eying up the next course to attend.Anon, Beginners Woodturning Course (2 day)
Definitely not like being back at school!
I attended the two day course on metal milling. Each day was 9-5 with a break for lunch. It's all hands-on, no classroom-style lectures here. Each student has his own mill and there are a maximum of four students per course. The instructor (Bob) was excellent and had plenty of time for each student. All in all an excellent foundation course for model engineering or anyone else who needs to know how to use a milling machine. I can thoroughly recommend the Axminster Skill Centre, the pace of the course was just right and I came away feeling much more confident about using my own milling machine at home.Roger T, Milling Introduction Course