Woodwork For Wellbeing

What is a Climbing Bear?

A wooden bear who climbs up a piece of string from the bottom all the way to the top of a doorway. 

See our wooden climbing bear, designed by our woodworking tutor, Ben, in action here!

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! 

Underpinned by the 5 Ways of Wellbeing, during this course 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

Aimed at men and woman of all ages, this introductory course will give you a good grounding in fundamental woodworking skills.

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 
  • Shape a piece of wood
At the end of the course, you will be welcome to take your project home. Alternatively, we always welcome donations of completed projects for The Woodworks Shop

Level:  Beginners

Course Fee: Free

Duration: 12 hours (split into three afternoon sessions)

Course Dates:  

  • Wednesday 13th November 2019 (1pm - 5pm)
  • Wednesday 20th November 2019 (1pm - 5pm)
  • Wednesday 27th November 2019 (1pm - 5pm)

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