Woodwork For Wellbeing

Climbing Bear

Our climbing bear decoration is the perfect introduction to woodworking. Wood is a tactile material, and learning to manipulate and shape a piece of wood is a great way to switch off from the day-to-day and re-focus on yourself! This introductory course will give you a good grounding in fundamental woodworking skills.


Underpinned by the 5 Ways of Wellbeing, you will learn new skills, share your learning with other workshop students, gain a sense of achievement, notice the nuances of different wood grains and keep active! 

Course Description

The course is aimed at men and women in our community, of all ages, who would like a taster of traditional woodworking. No previous woodworking experience necessary.  


During this course you will learn how to:

  • measure and mark accurately;
  • plane a piece of wood, true and square;
  • cut curves;
  • drill a piece of wood; and 
  • shape a piece of wood.


At the end of the course, you will be welcome to take your climbing bear project home. Alternatively, we always welcome donations of completed projects for The Woodworks Shop.

Course Dates:  

Our Woodwork for Wellbeing courses run on Wednesdays, with courses running on the following dates:

  • 26th February 2020 - 11th March 2020 (1pm - 5pm)
  • 25th March 2020 - 8th April 2020 (1pm - 5pm)


Course Fee: Free of charge to B&NES residents


To book your place on this course, please visit the Wellbeing College website here