Woodcarving Courses in Devon

Specialising in teaching all aspects of woodcarving Zoe Gertner holds woodcarving courses and classes of various durations throughout the year in Devon, South West England, UK .

Zoe’s  private wood carving courses,  tuition and classes are for people of any age from 8 years upwards and from all walks of life. In particular, Zoe welcomes complete beginners to woodcarving and sculpting, those who claim they have no artistic ability, and those with no experience of working with hand tools.

Teaching sessions are of various durations  and for all ages and abilities at times to suit you.   Zoe teaches a full range of woodcarving skills with tuition tailored to your individual interests and requirements. All your woodcarving tools are provided for you  so you do not need to purchase any beforehand.

Many retired people find woodcarving courses and sculpture lessons provide a new and absorbing leisure activity or hobby, as do woodturners and craft workers, those from medical, woodworking and various educational professions, as do others seeking respite from the everyday stresses of a busy life.

Some woodcarvers and their woodcarvings made during a course
woodcarving course students barn owl carved in yew wood
Barn owl carved in yew wood, Imelda carved this for her husband's birthday present
First relief carvings made by woodcarving course beginners
An enjoyable weekend woodcarving, as complete beginners we carved a box lid and an owl in a tree
Woodcarving course student polishing a finished relief carving
Mac is finishing his relief carving using bees wax polish
As well as Woodcarving Courses we offer
Zoe demonstrating woodcarving
Demonstrating and displaying our woodcarving at a Woodworking Show
Carved by Zoe Gertner an Oak house sign 'Farthings' commission
House sign 'Farthings' was carved on an Oak bowl turning blank 16ins diameter x 2ins deep, finished with several coats of Danish Oil
Cornish engine house carved in relief by woodcarving course student
With his birthday voucher gift from his family Peter carved this Cornish engine house relief using Acacia wood
old fishermen figures restorations
These two old fishermen 'sea dogs' figures were restored and repainted