You will need a potato, a soft small branch, twig or pine timber 3-4cm in width and 20cm in length, a penknife and a kitchen knife. There will be room and space to chat and ask questions.

What to expect

  • Community

    LIVE Zoom Sessions & COMMUNITY chat app to connect, share and meet people

    You will need a potato, a soft small branch, twig or pine timber 3-4cm in width and 20cm in length, a penknife and a kitchen knife.

  • Basic techniques

    Session 1

    Carving a head into a potato or carrot using a kitchen knife! An introduction to whittling and some of the basic techniques

  • Starting to carve

    Session 2

    Starting to carve a head in to wood using last weeks techniques and using last weeks potato as a guide

  • How to get detail

    Session 3

    More whittling of the head and I will show you how to get detail using a knife!

  • Recap and review

    Session 4

    Looking at our carvings and going over techniques we have learnt!

  • The finished work

    Session 5

    Finishing our carvings and thinking about future projects!

Live Zoom sessions

Thurs, 7-8pm GMT 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3, 25/3

Recordings will be made available and additional support and recourses

Learn something new and made new friends!

Its aimed at all ages and anyone interested in making and learning carving/whittling techniques! From my experience teaching woodcarving courses I have learnt that students have found the time fly by because they have been engrossed in the carving and being in the moment. They have learnt something new and made new friends! I think the whittling course will have similar benefits!

Open to everyone

Live Zoom sessions (recordings will be made available) Thurs, 7-8pm GMT 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3, 25/3

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Your course facilitator

Daniel Bendel

Daniel Bendel is a published Artist and Woodcarver based in Bristol. He studied Sculpture at Wimbledon college of art (UAL). His practice involves creating woodcarvings, from small-scale masks, to large-scale sculptures and then making comic books about them. Alongside tutoring ongoing sculptural woodcarving/Whittling courses since 2010, he also regularly illustrates posters, comics and undertakes varied commissions for places like the Trinity Arts Centre in Bristol and Bristol Old Vic.

https://www.instagram.com/woodcarvingwithdan

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www.woodcarvingwithdan.blogspot.co.uk

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The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose. www.goodmentalhealth.org.uk

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