A typical project would start with a presentation to the school as part of the school assembly showing examples of my work and describing the techniques involved with carving wood and other materials. After this I lead a creative workshop in the classroom usually based on a theme and the children produce drawings which might be a design for a sculpture. I then choose a selection of these drawings and then transfer the 2D designs into sculptures in my workshop. After the sculptures are complete I return them to the school for installation. Sometimes I work on the sculpture at the school and the children like to watch or even experience using a chisel and mallet. Wood carving is harder than it looks and although the children are unlikely to produce a masterpiece they will enjoy the experience and feel a sense of achievement. I have public liability insurance and risk assessments are also supplied for your records. Safety is of paramount importance and children wear goggles when working with chisels or watching others do so.
Queniborough C of E
Liam has helped us to transform our rather overgrown Eco Area into a haven for exploration
and contemplation. Children love working outdoors with Liam, teachers think it’s fantastic that
children are able to develop skills outside the classroom and the wildlife has quickly settled
back in to our newly developed space!Katie Ford, St Marys Melton