Join well known sculptor Conleth Gent for a weekend woodcarving course from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.
The course is primarily aimed as an introduction to woodcarving with all tools and materials provided. The focus is on creativity and individuality and nurturing it through the medium of woodcarving. All abilities will be catered for, as each participant will receive individual tuition. Participants will be introduced to the tools and how to sharpen and maintain them, the materials and characteristics of different woods and finishing methods and the techniques of woodcarving.
It is envisaged that each participant will go home with a completed woodcarving piece at the end of the two-day workshop.
Conleth Gent has exhibited widely throughout Ireland and has been a multi-award winner at Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. His work has been presented to President Mary Robinson and other dignitaries. He has worked on large scale sculptures for Dun Laoghaire and Galway Co. Councils and the HSE Percent for Art. See www.conlethgent.ie for more information.
From 10am to 4pm
Suitable for adults and teenagers (15+) with a keen interest in woodcarving.