Sylva Wood School Courses

The Sylva Wood School offers a prime location for learning and skills development, situated in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.

We offer excellent learning facilities in woodworking, forestry and rural management, outdoor learning, and other subjects. Courses are set among a thriving community of wood businesses at the Sylva Wood Centre, surrounded by an attractive treescape. Our dedicated Teaching Barn offers specialist learning space, while later in 2019 we will begin work on an additional building to provide more capacity to support long-term learning. The Sylva Wood Centre is just 5 miles from Didcot Parkway railway station and 10 miles from Oxford City.

"I can't think of anything that could have improved a perfect couple of days – I will be signing up for another one soon."

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Introduction to table making, 5-day course

category: MULTI-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Mon, 9 December 2019
5 days
£450.00
7 places remaining

Make a Canoe Paddle

category: TWO-DAY   tutored by Colin Henwood
Sat, 25 January 2020
2 days
£225.00
8 places remaining

Sharpening and hand-planing

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Sat, 8 February 2020
1 day
£95.00
8 places remaining

Introduction to the dovetail joint

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Sun, 9 February 2020
1 day
£95.00
7 places remaining

Greenwood Stool Making

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Peter Wood
Sat, 15 February 2020
1 day
£100.00
8 places remaining

Greenwood Stool Making

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Peter Wood
Sun, 16 February 2020
1 day
£100.00
6 places remaining

Maker session: Simple dowel stool

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Sat, 22 February 2020
1 day
£110.00
6 places remaining

Maker session: Coat hooks

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Sun, 23 February 2020
1 day
£75.00
8 places remaining

Introduction to table making, 5-day course

category: MULTI-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Mon, 2 March 2020
5 days
£450.00
8 places remaining

Knife skills and whittling

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Martin Damen
Sat, 7 March 2020
1 day
£95.00
1 places remaining

Introduction to Steambending

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Charlie Whinney
Sat, 14 March 2020
1 day
£125.00
6 places remaining

Maker session: Steambending AM

category: OTHER   tutored by Charlie Whinney
Sun, 15 March 2020
0.5 days
£75.00
10 places remaining

Maker session: Steambending PM

category: OTHER   tutored by Charlie Whinney
Sun, 15 March 2020
0.5 days
£75.00
10 places remaining

Spoon Carving

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Martin Damen
Sun, 29 March 2020
1 day
£110.00
4 places remaining

Make a Canoe Paddle

category: TWO-DAY   tutored by Colin Henwood
Sat, 4 April 2020
2 days
£225.00
8 places remaining

Dovetailed tray

category: TWO-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Sat, 18 April 2020
2 days
£225.00
7 places remaining

Knife skills and whittling

category: ONE-DAY   tutored by Martin Damen
Sun, 26 April 2020
1 day
£95.00
6 places remaining

Scandinavian trestle making, 5-day course

category: MULTI-DAY   tutored by Joseph Bray
Mon, 18 May 2020
5 days
£550.00
8 places remaining

Spoon Carving two-day

category: TWO-DAY   tutored by Martin Damen
Sat, 20 June 2020
2 days
£215.00
6 places remaining