Family Wood Working


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A beginners workshop, especially designed for younger people (aged 10 – 18) and their families to try out green woodworking together. Learn to use a range of hand tools and green woodworking techniques to create a small wooden stool.


2024 Course Dates:

Sunday 21st April

10am – 4pm

Price: £80 for 1 child & 1 adult


This is a beginners workshop, especially designed for younger people (aged 10 – 18 years) and their families. No experience with woodworking or using hand tools is necessary.

The tasks on this workshop encourage skills with hand tools that are fundamental to the continuation of future skills & techniques in green woodworking. It is important to learn to use the tools safely, both for the worker and for those around them.

This is an opportunity to learn woodworking skills using an axe, saw, drill, rasp, shave horse, draw knife, sanding devices, and other hand tools.

The aim of the workshop day is to produce a small wooden stool to take home with you! This will include working to shape the legs, carve a simple seat and create simple joints to join the two. The end product will be a sturdy, stable and comfortable seat for your child to enjoy.


***Please note***

We require that all children are accompanied by an adult who will support them 1:1 in this workshop. If you would like to book for more than one child, please ensure all children are all accompanied 1:1.

We require children to be aged 10 – 18 years old for this workshop.

Adults are to support the student and make sure all activities are carried out safely as instructed by the Workshop Tutor. Students and the adult will be learning skills on this day, with the student as maker and adult as supervisor. However, it is not an opportunity for the adult to make items for themselves.

Please specify the name of child & adult in the ‘Participant Name’ section when booking.


**Please note**

Individual refreshments will be provided, but we ask that all participants bring their own snacks as we are not able to provide a shared food under current COVID guidelines.

When purchasing your ticket, please ensure you complete the form to make us aware of any health conditions or allergies as well as any additional support that you may need during your day with us.

Additional information


Morning session

About the tutor; Sean Hellman

Sean Hellman has been practicing, teaching and demonstrating green woodwork skills for over 20 years. Based in South Devon, he runs a business selling bespoke sculptural and traditional wooden seating, and original items for the home and garden. Sean’s passion is learning and teaching traditional wood crafts, including making wooden spoons, carved cups, bowl-turning, shrink pots, etc. He is the only professional green woodworker making and selling ‘fan birds’ in the UK.

Sean not only teaches and makes, but is an active writer and has a regular blog about woodworking, offering advice and inspiration about the joys of working green wood. He is an active member of the ‘Bodgers Forum’ the largest green woodworking forum in the world.

Some of his articles can be seen in various woodworking magazines such as Living Woods. Sean last TV appearance was on Edwardian Farm making a coracle with Alex Langlands.

Sean has recently taken on a full time apprentice.

“The ease of learning new skills…fantastic course well taught.” – course participant

“Hands on course doing something real!” – course participant

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