Uisdean Paterson has been carving chessmen for a number of years now.

You can see examples of his work around the town.

Uisdean is a true master of his craft and this is an exciting opportunity to learn from the master himself.

You will learn how to craft your own chessman by watching and learning from Uisdean as he makes a chessman, one metre high.

With help from Uisdean you will create a smaller version of a chessman at approximately 300mm tall.

This course is suitable for the beginner and the more experienced and you will be fully supported by Uisdean throughout the week.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people on this course.

If you are unemployed you may qualify for a fee waiver.


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Telephone: 01851 770000 for more information and to book your place on the course.

Cost: £140

Time : 9am to 5pm 22 to 26 July 2019

Venue: Lews Castle College UHI