Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After lunch, you will move on to a new project that involves creating a larger relief carving.

The day is run in a very flexible format, all the tools you need will be made available and the lime wood blanks are included in the course fee. If you already carve, and would like to work on your own piece, you are welcome to bring it along with you. Any tools you bring should be labelled as your own and, for safety reasons, will need to be approved for use.

The course leader for the day is Peter Schwartz, a carver who has been teaching and working in the local area for over 30 years. As well as running courses Pete also makes many bespoke items – village signs, one off carvings, garden furniture ……. and ‘Welcome Signs’ like the one here at Stanwick Lakes! To see more of what Peter does, and to find out how to speak to him about the technical side of the courses, please click on the following link:

Peter Schwartz

This course starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 4pm. The building will be open from 9.15am so please arrive ready to start on time. The Craft Centre is the wooden barn with two chimneys, next to the dry stone walls. It is easily visible from the car park. Free exit car parking tickets will be given out at the end of the course.

To find out more or book your place click HERE


Venue Phone: 01933 625522

Venue Website:

Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, NN9 6GY, United Kingdom

  • Trading Places Wood Carving - one day course
    17th October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Trading Places Wood Carving - one day course
    18th October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm