Mark & Jenny Vyvyan-Penney

Bronze Casting, Wood Carving
and Digital Photography

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A new series of Wood Sculpture Workshops have started at Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood and Dorchester Art Centre, The Grove, Dorchester.

The workshops run from 10am to 4pm and places on the workshop are £30 per day booked in advance. There are limited spaces so book early to avoid diappointment

All tools and materials are provided so you dont need to bring anything except perhaps to wear rough clothes. I go through all the basic carving techniques and demonstrate how to use the tools and how to sharpen them.

These courses are not really aimed at the expert so no experience is necessary. If you have an image of something that you want to carve, bring it along and we will try to find a piece of wood to carve it from.

Although I cant guarantee that anyone will finish their carving in one day, hopefully everyone should go home with a piece of sculpture that they are happy with.

There are nearby cafes at most venues, but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. >

Tea, coffee and other drinks are available during the session.


Dates in 2014

Avon Heath

Sunday January 12


Sunday January 26


Sunday February 9


Sunday February 23


Sunday March 2


Sunday March 16



Dorchester Art Centre

Saturday January 18


Sunday February 15


Saturday March 22


A place on one of the workshops at Dorchester Art Centre can be secured by booking at the box office on (1305) 266926


A place on one of the workshops at Avon Heath can be secured by contacting me by phone at 01305 812125 or on this email:

Avon Heath bookings can be paid for using PayPal on-line (with an account or just using a card)

Avon Heath Workshops Poster

Here is a link to the new Facebook Wood carving workshops

Facebook Wood Carving