Letter Carving in Wood Course

A practical approach to v-cutting lettering into wood with guidance on how to plan inscriptions appropriate to the material, building skills to gain a basic understanding of good letter forms for a range of end uses. This course is led by award winning lettering sculptor Gary Breeze.

This practical short course will suit any level of experience. A structured start is followed by guided independent practise.

A simple approach to v-cutting letters will quickly lead to the creation of your first project, building confidence in both drawing and carving.

Through group demonstration and individual tuition a more complex lettering style will be tackled as over the weekend you are encouraged to develop your own piece of work. More experienced woodworkers may like to bring timber and ideas along from their own projects.

A helpful approach to sharpening chisels will also make this course invaluable to anyone considering any form of decorative carving.

The course fee includes materials for the beginners’ project and a light lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Students are encouraged to bring any tools they may have and to prepare for the course by considering words, short phrases or quotations to incorporate into their work.

ABOUT OUR TUTOR:  Gary Breeze is recognised as one of the leading craftspeople in his field. For over 25 years he has won numerous public commissions, from the lettering on the Princess of Wales’ memorial to Richard III’s tomb. Gary has a broad approach to design, tackling everything from coins for the Royal Mint to landscapes, and was awarded a second RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal for his evocation of a medieval Broadland boatyard sponsored and built by students and staff of the IBTC in 2017.

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Letter Carving in Wood Course
£360.00 per person