Porträt – Relief

Weekly course, full day

Target Audience:

Carvers and sculptors with some experience


Step by step you will learn the technique of bas-relief and convert a portrait photo directly into wood (without creating a model beforehand). Through precise work and the use of many measuring points, the model is transferred to your piece of wood on a scale of 1:1 and carved. Patience and accuracy are crucial for a good result. Finally, the carved portrait is painted, if desired, still lifelike with acrylic and oil paints glazing.

Important information:

Please bring high-resolution photos with you (only 1 head, if possible several photos to choose from). The head size should be between 12 and 18 cm. This is transferred 1:1 and thus corresponds to the original size of the relief. The carved relief size will be approx. 30 x 20 cm.

07.07.2024 - 
13.07.2024 | 
13.10.2024 - 
19.10.2024 | 
Included in the course price:
  • Booked course
  • All necessary tools
  • Certificate of completion
  • Final dinner on Friday evening (included in weekly courses)
  • Afternoon coffee / tea
  • Seminar drinks
  • Lunch menu incl. beverage buffet
  • Accompanying theory lessons (Monday - Friday)
Prices 2024:
1 week / 2 week combination
Full-day course€ 720,– / € 1360,–
Course Times:

Sun 18.00 : Preliminary course discussion

Week-long course full-day:
Mon – Fri 08.30-12.00 and 13.30-18.00
Sat 08.30-12.00

Afternoon coffee break 15.30-16.00 .

Course Registration