Wood Sculpture Courses
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.
The price of your course includes accommodation in a shared Standard Room plus all of our guest amenities, including daily breakfast. For a Private Room, there's an additional charge of $180 per week.
If you have accommodation off-site, we'll deduct $200 per week from the listed course price.
Prices for our weekly classes by the hour 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.