When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Timothy Norris
  • Course Code W24STEG06A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An evening taster course to get the feel for wood carving. Students will be able to explore and discover the properties of wood. They will learn how to use hand tools, and be guided in the use of power tools. The course will cover some basic techniques, and students can expect to complete a sample which could be the starting point for developing a sculpture project. Open to all levels. Experienced Wood sculpture students may like to use this class to develop an existing project, or to refresh their skills. Basic materials costs included in the course fee.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the properties of wood as a carving medium
  • Work with wood carving hand tools
  • Gain some understanding of how to use power tools safely
  • Cut and shape wood effectively to complete a sample


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The tutor will demonstrate techniques of carving, shaping and cutting. You will then be able to use these techniques to explore working with wood. An experimental approach will be encouraged. The tutor will facilitate group discussions, and work with students one-to-one and in groups.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced sculptors who want to try out new ideas.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Pelham Hall Sculpture Studio located 10 minutes from the main college site, is on the ground floor. You will need a moderate level of fitness to be able to use the workshop equipment.

    What you need

    Clothing: you will be working in a workshop and so you will need to wear old clothes, or overalls or an apron. Please wear stout enclosed shoes (no open toed shoes or sandals) Please bring: A sketchbook or notebook and pens and pencils There is a stock of off cuts and recycled wood freely available for students to use and in addition to this the tutor has an number of pieces of hardwood for sale to students at cost price the price range is £10 - £20.

    What you can do next

    The course provides an excellent start to Wood Carving or a refresher or taster of new techniques. You could continue on to the Wood Carving classes at Morley College.