There is a limited amount of space for people to bring a non carving companion along.
Please call or email for details
Either build on existing skills or start from the
beginning, this course is suitable for absolute beginners and experienced
carvers alike. Using a range of historic plaster casts from the tutors personal
library, you will learn to transfer information not only using traditional
tools such as mallets and chisels, but also how choose and identify natural
stone for different jobs.
This guided course is structured to develop skill and nurture confidence for your next carving adventure.
Whether you a complete beginner or would like to hone your skills, this course will be adaptable to whatever your level of skill. You will learn about lettering design, layout, drawing your work directly onto the stone and methods of carving with chisels. There will be plenty of opportunity for individual tuition and expert guidance. Stone, tools and materials are provided, though students are welcome to bring their own stone and project.
Set in an area of rewilding within the West Acre estate, Bradmoor Woods is in the heart of rural Norfolk. The price of the workshop includes all meals (vegetarian) and one camping pitch. If Camping is not your thing, you can choose to upgrade to one of the super comfortable glamping structures with all bedding supplied. There are also a small number of spaces available to bring a (non carving) friend for a small extra fee. They can share the glamping experience and explore the area around or just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
If you will be camping you will need to
bring your tent and sleeping things as well as your own towels. You will be
able to use the communal kitchen to make teas and coffees etc.
If a tent is not your thing, for a small fee you can upgrade to one of the glamping structures, they have super
comfy beds with sheets and duvets provided, however you will still need to bring
your own towels. We also recommend bringing warm and comfortable clothes for the evenings and some
insect repellent. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol.
We are running the carving course from Bradmoor Woods -we will have sole use of the site. The open air nature of the large glamping site is ideally suited to maintaining a Covid secure working environment and will do everything possible to keep the site safe and secure. We understand that in these uncertain times it can be difficult to plan ahead and make commitments, therefore we are only asking for a non refundable deposit to secure your place. We will ask for the balance of the payment much closer to the time when we are confident that the course will be able to go ahead. The deposit will help to offset some of the costs we will have already incurred. This course is being run on a not for profit base.