Evening courses of wood carving for small groups from 6 to 8 participants or, on request, semi-individual from 3 to 5 participants.
The courses are ten weekly two-hour meetings and begin to reach the minimum number of registrations.
In addition to methods, objectives and costs, you will be informed of the date and time of the first course on the calendar or you can leave your reference to be notified (without any obligation) as soon as you can activate one.
– Beginner courses of carving with a knife tip. Aimed at anyone, both to those who have no experience with carving and sculpture, or to those who already carve but would like to learn the basic techniques of carving, geometric design and the characteristics of different essences.
– Second level carving courses with first experiences with gouges and chisels. Aimed at those who already discreetly know the techniques of carving a knife tip or who attended the course for beginners.
– Mixed-technique bas-relief courses (knife, gouges and chisels). For those who know and practice knife-head carving or have attended the second-level course.
To run it you need a minimum space, a school desk, a kitchen table or any other small table top. With experience, and when the size of the object allows it, various amateur and professional carvers work even without a table. It makes no noise or dust and can be practiced anywhere, from the open of a lawn to the apartment in a condominium. The notch consists of removing small pieces of wood with the appropriate knife until the desired figure is obtained. It is a conceptually simple activity that in reality, to obtain good results, requires knowledge of engraving techniques, the behavior of wood undergoing cutting, concentration and above all respect for the very few tools and materials used. For this reason, in the meetings are described how to use the knife, the techniques of cutting the wood, the recognition of the vein, the techniques of production of the carving boards. The different qualities of the woods, the rules of geometric design, the sharpening techniques of the knives, the use of waxes and other classic finishes are also illustrated. It starts from the small board for practice until you get to ornate even challenging with great effect and satisfaction.