Wood carving and wood sculpture

When and Where

15 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 (30 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 18:30 - 21:30
Pelham Hall


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Timothy Norris
Course code

What you will learn

This Course will allow students to learn wood carving and construction techniques. Students can explore the sculptural possibilities of different kinds of wood, and learn to make figurative, abstract or functional items. Students will be able to develop their own project and work at their own pace in a supportive workshop environment. Open to all levels, including beginners. Students are encouraged to stay on throughout the year to develop their work. Basic materials will be included but charged for when you exceed your materials allowance.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Beginners: use basic wood carving and construction techniques. Work with wood and other materials.
  • Ongoing/ Intermediate/ Advanced Students: Devise their own personal sculpture project and explore new techniques methods and materials where appropriate
  • All students will be able to: make sculptures from wood and other materials, use tools and equipment safely, discuss and question sculptures, develop critical decision making skills in relation to their work.
  • Understand and practice Health and safety procedures for all relevant procedures and machinery.

Class format and activities

You will be able to work on an individual project agreed on with your tutor as part of your individual learning plan. Teaching is both individual and in groups. There will be technical demonstrations, presentations and led group discussions on technical and creative subjects.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Complete beginners are welcome and supported on this course. However, you may have some previous experience and want to develop and practice, or learn a new technique. Beginners and ongoing students work side by side.

What you need to know before you enrol

None. Students are able to work at their own pace. Pelham hall is off site from the main college - check the map on the website.

What you will need for your class

Bring overalls or clothing suitable for a workshop environment. NB: Students need to wear sturdy enclosed shoes at all times – not sandals or open-toed shoes. Bring sketchbooks and some drawing materials; pens and pencils, a card folder to keep handouts in. Bring along any photographs, postcards, sketches or illustrations as source material for your project. The course supplies wood, tools and equipment for most projects. Some students may need to buy their own wood or other material for specialist or advanced projects. This will be discussed with students at the first class.

What you can do next

Another sculpture or art and design course at Morley College. Part-time or full-time fine art courses i.e. Foundation, BA or MA courses the first class.