Lettering & Decorative Woodcarving Course

A practical approach to v-cutting lettering and decorative motifs into wood. This course is led by East Anglian based award winning lettering sculptor Gary Breeze.

This practical short course will suit any level of experience although some drawing skills would be very useful. 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 decorative motif 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.

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, most recently to celebrate the Queen's 95th Birthday, 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.

Flexible Bookings

Full refund or a transfer to an alternative date will be made available should the course be changed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.