LEARNING TO CARVE HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand (this may be a power tool), resulting in a wooden figure or figurine (this may be abstract in nature) or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures, to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.
If you have always wanted to learn to carve in wood, SCULPTURE - WOODCARVING FOR BEGINNERS is the course for you. If you have artistic abilities and your dream is to become an artist, this course will really help you to become a professional woodcarver, even if you are a real novice.
As a WUACADEMIA student you will have your own personal tutor helping you with your coursework and with any questions you may have
Key topics covered in this course include:
- Woodcarving: introduction
- History of woodcarving
Methods and styles of wood carving
Techniques of carving
Selecting a wood
Woodcarvings and sculpture
How to Begin Woodcarving With a Utility Knife
How to Create a Packing Tape Sculpture
How to paint on sculpture
How to Carve Wooden Guns
How to Carve an Egg
Wood Painting Techniques
Tips and techniques for creating emotion from a veteran relief carver
Understanding of three dimensional form
Appreciation of carved sculpture through photographs
Competence in handling carving tools
A piece of carved sculpture
How to appreciate the properties of limewood carving
How to learn the safe use of tools, their care and sharpening
Gain some understanding of design suitable for the realisation of a piece of sculpture through the means of woodcarving
Gain confidence and familiarity in working with fundamental elements in carving, that is, form and mass
How to appreciate the work of other woodcarvers
- Ancient work before the Christian era
- Ancient work after the Christian era
The great news is that you don't need any previous experience to take this course.
Duration of the course
One year, but the actual time duration of the course of studies depends on each student's personal commitment and capabilities.
€520 (for one year home study)
We teach you how to become a professional artist.