Workshop "Wood Carving" at Cerdeira, Portugal

A two-day workshop between mountains in the schist village of Cerdeira | 25 - 26 March 2017.

Wood carving or sculpture is traditionally related with religious art or with joinery, but can, and should, lead you down other paths and to new projects, whether they are figurative or abstract, simple or using other materials or colours.

Working with wood is a constant dialogue between the artist and the raw mateiral which, thanks to its characteristics, doesn't let us impose our ideas upon it easily, but demands communication, commitment, sensitivity and technique.

Chesnut wood will be the main raw material we use - a noble, dense, slow-growing wood, that is resistent and hardwearing as well as beautiful and homogenous.

This course is a creative approaching to wood carving, using peronal artistic expression. After an introduction to the techniques and raw-materials, each participant will work on their own project, supported by the instructor in a friendly, cooperative environment in which everyone helps each other.

You will create pieces inspired by your stay, or that you have long dreamed of doing, reliefs or small sculptures that tell us their stories.

At the end of the course you will take a special piece of artwork home with you, a result of your dialogue with the wood, your creativity and of the lessons you learn on the course.


  • Basic wood carving techniques
  • Finishing techniques
  • Tool maintenance and safety
  • Seeing and thinking creatively

Upcoming dates: 25 March 2017 – 26 March 2017 
Timing: 10h – 16h 
Price: 150 € (materials and lunch included) 
Aimed at: for beginners with or without experience | 4 – 6 pessoas 
Instructor: Kerstin Thomas

If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate sending us an email at: artandcraft@cerdeiravillage.com


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Workshop "Wood Carving" at Cerdeira, Portugal