Wood Sculpture Courses

Course Content

In this course, you'll learn safe and effective use of both hand and power tools for cutting, shaping and finishing a wood sculpture. Both the one-week and two-week courses cover the full process for creating a sculpture in wood.

 

At the beginner level, you'll learn to visualize a sculpture within a rough cut of wood, and to choose the right tools for each stage of the carving process. Then, through demonstrations and guided practice, you'll learn proper techniques for using the tools, and you'll be given helpful tips along the way. 

Our two week courses allow you more time to practice your skills and techniques, and to complete additional or larger or more complex sculptures. You'll be guided through each step as you develop your creativity and carving skills.

 

Students at intermediate and advanced levels can benefit from Francisco's expertise and guidance as you "brush up" on your techniques, learn and practice more efficient ways to complete your work, tackle more challenging pieces and venture in new directions creatively.

What's Included in the Price?

We provide almost everything you'll need for completing your course, including wood block(s) for carving; a chain saw; electric grinder, cutting disk and and bits; chisels and files; an electric sander, sanding blocks and sandpaper; and dust masks, earplugs, a face shield, gloves and apron for you to wear during classes.

You can choose either to stay with us or to arrange other accommodation off-site. The prices set out below for our one-week and two-week courses include:

  • A course component, based on the course medium and the number of class hours scheduled for the course. 

  • An accommodation component, covering a 7-night stay for each week of the course, in a double or twin room with air conditioning and its own private bathroom with shower. The accommodation component covers all of our guest amenities, including a full daily breakfast.

If you have off-site accommodation, you'll pay us only the "Course Cost" amount.

10% discounts are available for two students registering together, or for continuing and returning students. For groups of three or more, we offer additional discounts based on the size of your group.

Prices shown for our Weekly Classes don't include accommodation.

What Do I Need to Bring?

You'll need a pair of safety boots. Although we don't provide them, they're essential. Without them, you could be seriously injured if a heavy tool or piece of wood fell on your foot. 

In addition, the power tools that you and/or other students and artists near you will be using create a lot of noise. We do provide earplugs, but if you prefer stronger protection you should bring your own over-ear protection.

Finally, the dust masks we provide are the disposable type. If you prefer more protection, you can bring your own respirator and dust particle filters. 

Prices (including taxes) for Wood Sculpture Courses and Classes

One-Week Course

(2 hours/day x 5 days) 

COURSE COST: $420

 

PACKAGE COST

with Private Room: $760

Package cost for pairs or groups
in
 Shared Room(s): $610

Two-Week Course

(2 hours/day x 10 days)

COURSE COST: $810

 

PACKAGE COST

with Private Room: $1480

Package cost for pairs or groups
in
 Shared Room(s): $1185

Weekly Classes

Each 2-hour Class $84