Wood workshops for younger people (Ages 12-16+)


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This is an opportunity to learn basic knife techniques, making wooden flowers and feather sticks for lighting fires. After that, we will learn safe axe techniques for splitting wood for craft purposes, and then how to shape the wood with an axe. This will progress into making a reindeer, horse, or other animal, using small branches and also a saw, drill, and rounding plane.

Must be accompanied by an adult.


2022 Course Dates:

Saturday 25th June 2022


Time: 1 – 4pm

Price: £25 per person


This is a beginners class, especially designed for younger people. No experience in using wood, knives and axes is necessary.

The tasks on this course encourage knife skills that are fundamental to the continuation of future knife work. It is important to learn to use the knife safely, both for the worker and for those around them. For the younger ones, and anyone who would like to, a small bead-through-the-hole game can be made. This is a great game for hand eye coordination.


**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.

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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