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Wood Relief Carving with Alejandro Lopez 2024

Dates Wednesdays, 16 October – 20 November 2024
Time 1.30pm-4.30pm
Price £245 (£220.50) 

Learn to hand carve a relief panel in lime wood.
Over six weeks you will be introduced to the key techniques needed to add depth and shape to create a wood relief panel. You will be guided through the process from transferring your preparatory designs to completing the carving in relief.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced carvers as well.



You will work at your own pace over the 6 weeks and the tutor will move around the class teaching one-on-one, with some group demonstrations of techniques.

The course includes:

  • 6 weekly group sessions at ESW.
  • Expert guidance and advice.
  • Course materials and access to wood carving tools.

This course will take place outside in our Courtyard Bays.

We will provide Personal Protective Equipment such as appropriate dust masks and eye protection. All participants must wear their own safety shoes or boots, we can advise on suppliers.

About this course people have said:

‘I enjoyed the teaching, tips, meeting the other participants, seeing the variety of ideas, feeling part of a community of similarly interested folk.’

Alejandro Lopez graduated from the School of Fine Art, Neuquen, Argentina and has a degree in Art History from Edinburgh University. He has worked with Jorge Michelotti, has exhibited widely in Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Scotland and made several public art commissions. He is a long-term tutor for ESW’s Learning Programme.

Courses are subject to minimum enrolment, so please book as soon as possible, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Please read our Bookings and Cancellation Policy here.