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Oaklands Woodcarving Club originally started like most as an adult education course but rising fees and the constraints of ‘red tape’ forced our founder members to form their own club. Today we have 40 members ranging in age, with each one having their own carving interest and level of skill. We meet every Monday 7pm-9pm (September to May) at Oasis Academy School, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN. We welcome new members from age 16 years upwards.

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If your a keen but struggling wood carver, please come and have a look around. If you Join our club you'll get tuition, help from fellow carvers, motivation, inspiration, time out from the chores at home and have lots of fun !

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WoodCarvings at the Woodlanders Exhibition

on Friday, September 8th 2017

Some of the Oaklanders will be exhibiting some of their woodcarvings at the Woodlander Exhibition from 9th to 24th of September at Burley Village Hall in the New forest, do come along. Other exhibitions include Paintings, Ceramics, Jewelry and Wood Turning with daily demonstrations by the resident Artist for the day, Tea, Coffee and Cakes […]

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Wood Available

on Monday, May 29th 2017

Dave Hyne has wood of various species ( NO LIME) if anyone is interested please contact Dave on 02380733336

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Term dates for 2017 – 2018

on Friday, May 12th 2017

Here are the term dates for the next year Autumn  term is 13 weeks from 18th September 2017 – 11th December excluding bank holidays Spring term is 18 weeks from 8th January  to 21st May Excluding Bank holidays

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Head Teacher

I have been running the club for the past 10 years. When giving guidance to a beginner we try not to bog them down with the technical guff, keep it simple, safety procedures are the first priority and the second priority is to enjoy it.

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Junior Teacher

After spending all my life in engineering I took up wood carving 17 years ago by attending evening classes at Thornden School Chandlers Ford. I then joined Oakland’s woodcarving Club in Southampton 1 year later and am still an active member and now helping with the running of the club.

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