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'A Bird in a Day' - Whittling with Dave Harter

'A Bird in a Day' - Whittling with Dave Harter

9am – 4.30pm each day
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15

Complete a beautiful carved bird in a day

Whittling is addictive!  Many consider it therapeutic - it is relaxing, absorbing, creative and richly rewarding giving a a sense of personal achievement. Another bonus it that it has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere in and spare time available- and it is also easily transportable.

During this course Dave will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a carved bird in a day, which can be attached to a display base if you wish.  Suitable for all abilities.

 Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Thu 4th April ~ Sun 26 May ~ Tues 2 July ~ Sun 28th July  ~  Mon 26 August  2019

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, from approx £15 upwards depending on the materials used. Typically this course runs with around 8 students.

Please bring:. It is recommended that you bring an apron. Everything else will be provided by the tutor. If you wish to purchase you own tools before you arrive (not necessary at all) the knives required are Stanley code 10- 590 and Stanley 10-598 Blades are coded Stanley 5901. Dave will have all these tools available to borrow for the day or to buy at the end. There are two types of wood available for carving; the beautiful native lime and the more exotic Jelutong.

About the Artist

Dave Harter is an experienced tutor of many years and award winning bird carver in national  competitions.

Workshop Date Book
Thu 4th April 2019 9:00 am
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
Sun 26th May 2019 9:00 am
Tue 2nd July 2019 9:00 am
Sun 28th July 2019 9:00 am
Mon 26th August 2019 9:00 am
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria