Join Alister Neville and learn to carve a design for a decorative plaque, board, bowl, house sign - or another project perhaps!
Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister brings a full set of wood carving tools for each student, plenty of resources and pieces of hardwood to choose from including sycamore, ash, oak, birch. Many people opt for house name boards but other items are carved as well; animals, numbers and sayings. Anything is possible - time allowing - in the day. The workbenches are placed under canopies if it looks like rain. Four people to each bench, plenty of space still and very solid.
9.45 - 4.45pm
£88 Lunch included
Material Charges up to approx. £15 depending on choice of wood
Possibly : Sunday 7th July or Wed 10th July 2024 ** this is only a tentative date. Alister is presently unsure he can commit until closer to Summer 2024 Please join waiting list to show possible interest in a course during the summer - suitable date permitting, of course.
Typically this course runs with around 8 students. Kindly note that there is charge of up to £15 for the piece of hardwood you choose to work on, payable to Alister on the day.
Please bring: All materials are provided by the tutor, please bring any references for your design if you have a particular idea. By all means print if off to the size you would like to carve to fill an A4 size page is ideal. Working too small is much harder.
Health and safety. There will be a safety briefing at the start of the class. If you are allergic to plasters please bring your own in the event you have a small injury.
About the Artist Alister Neville has been carving exciting designs and sculpting in Hardwoods for many years, he has supplied numerous Cumbrian schools with unique tree stump carvings of Owls,Bears, Pandas and much more, along with his wide range of complementary rustic seating in schools and villages throughout Cumbria. Some year ago he carved a 3D wooden cyclists for the Cycle Cafe entrance.