Traditional Carving

Presented by Veronica Sexton

This is a great way to learn some of the basics of wood carving under the guidance and tuition of the incredibly talented Ronnie Sexton. Ronnie graduated in carving and guilding in 1994 at the London School of Art. She won the coveted ‘William Wheeler’ prize for outstanding work and was part of a selected group of artisans chosen to work on the five year restoration of ‘Windsor Castle’ which had been damaged by fire.

This is an ongoing carving class for those that would like to take up carving more seriously. Beginners will be introduced to a traditional acanthus leaf design. You will be introduced to all the fundamentals of carving that will enable you to get started included sharpening, care and maintenance of carving chisels, tool choices, transferring designs onto timber, the correct sequence of steps required to produce any 3D carving design, tool control and how to apply a basic oil and wax finish.

For those who are of a more advanced level, Ronnie has a number of more challenging projects. For example, Ronnie has developed a project for intermediate students of a rosette of flowers based on a ‘Grinling Gibbons’ masterpiece, who is arguably the most famous carver of all time. Students may also bring along their own carving projects.

Veronica Sexton

$550 - 10 week course (Inclusive of GST)
Wood and tools are provided
Thursday 7th Feb to 11th April
Time – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn


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