Carving for Mental Wellbeing

9, 16, 23 Feb & 2, 9, 16 Mar

Thursdays at 6 – 8pm at The Deep End. All materials & tools provided.

TO BOOK: Unlike our usual sign up process, these sessions will take place on a first-come, first-served drop-in basis each night (we have room for about 15 people). PLEASE CONTACT US via email or Whatsapp if you are interested in attending and we will make sure you are kept up to date with any changes to the schedule, etc., and to give us an idea of numbers.

Whatsapp: 07938888847 

Email: wellbeing@govanhillbaths.com

We are excited to work alongside Pathcarvers to provide our community with the opportunity to try out woodcarving in a relaxed atmosphere.

In these sessions you will learn wood carving skills with hand tools – a knife, spoon knife and axe, at your own pace, led by Ida, who has many years of carving and therapeutic experience. There will be various project examples and ideas available, such as making a butter spreader or a spatula and guidance on creating your wood carving project. Tools and wood will be provided as will a calm and supportive environment where you can talk if you want to or just make some woodchips. All levels and experience welcome!

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About Ida:

“I was brought up in the city of Birmingham, from immigrant Italian parents. Most of my adult working and personal life in past 15 years has been about reconnecting people in the city to nature in various ways. I am nature connection facilitator, bushcraft/outdoor educator, community food grower. Learning and practicing greenwood work and carving has been a personal passion throughout, and I enjoy sharing and helping others connect to traditional crafting, using their hands.  I am Currently based in Glasgow, and working for RSPB Scotland on a nature prescription project with GPs.”

You can find out more about Ida here.

About Pathcarvers:

Pathcarvers is an organisation that uses craft to help with people’s mental health, their physical health and for positive social change. We run classes and groups across the UK and abroad, and aim to bring craft and the benefits of craft to people who, for whatever reason, do not usually have access to them.

We found that there are a lot of people that do not see craft as something they have access to. Whether that be economic reasons, disability or background –  or just simply not having had the experience of craft before. So we wanted to provide that access, and give people the opportunity to benefit from craft.