Letter Carving in Wood for Beginners


Day course

Stephen Stokes

20 July 2020 to 21 July 2020

£112 for two day course

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Letter Carving in
Wood for Beginners
Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July
Fee: £112
DISCOUNT OF 10% for New Tutor introduction if booked by 31 March 2020

This course will appeal to those with an interest in woodwork, calligraphy, carving, sign making and learning traditional skills from a professional.
A two-day course introducing you to the art of letter carving in wood. Led by Stephen Stokes of Bodden Cross Studio, a letter carving professional for the last seven years, you will learn about the tools and techniques involved in letter carving. The course will begin with you carving your year of birth, or another date important to you, in Roman numerals. You will then go on to explore the wonders of your 26 new friends, the letters of the alphabet.
By the end of the course you will have begun your own project, carving an A4- sized sign in a typeface of your own choosing.
As letter carving involves the use of very sharp tools – part of the course will cover sharpening – please do not sign up for this course if you are unable to handle sharp tools safely.
Additional charges: Tools for the course will be supplied for students to use, but there will be an additional cost for the timber (£10 – £25), which will be available for students to buy on the day, pre-cut to an A4 size. The type of wood students choose will depend on where the sign will be displayed.
If you want to source your own timber, please remember that the grain running horizontally is easier to carve than with the grain running vertically across the surface of your piece. Carving end grain is very difficult and quite a challenge for a beginner.

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