Wood-carving and Gesso Work Course, Day Class (Swansea School of Art), 1910-1936
Start Date: September 1910
End Date: 1936
Type: Art school course
Description: The course details listed for the academic session 1910-1911 are as follows:
The student will be instructed in the use of tools and the method of carving in high and low relief, both from copies and from original designs.
This Course is intended for Wood Carvers, Wood Workers, Teachers, etc.
1. Drawing from Historical examples.
2. Modelling Design.
3. Wood Carving and Gesso Work.
Instruction will be given in the selection, sharpening and use of various tools. Woods and their properties and the methods of cutting, etc.
Drawing: Freehand, common objects and geometry.
Modelling: Modelling from ornament, architectural details, etc.
Design: Elements of design, space filling, etc.
Practical: Carving of simple patterns in soft wood.
Drawing: Drawing from nature, architectural details and study of historical examples.
Modelling: Modelling from various styles of relief work.
Design: Design, based on historical examples, and its application to wood carving.
Practical: Carving from original designs and historical examples, gesso work.
Drawing: Studies of period furniture and wood carving.
Modelling: Modelling design in relation to wood carving, figure work, etc.
Architecture: History of Architecture.
Practical: Carrying out original designs for furniture, etc.
Teachers included William R. Rött
September 1910 - 1930
Teachers included L. B. Palmer
September 1931 - 1936
Organizing Institution or Venue
Course offered by Swansea School of Art
Citing this record
'Wood-carving and Gesso Work Course, Day Class (Swansea School of Art), 1910-1936', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/event.php?id=msib1_1213118789, accessed 05 May 2016]