JoJo Wood

JoJo Wood is the director and founder of  Pathcarvers, a social enterprise based in Birmingham, UK. JoJo is a skilled and highly regarded craftsperson, having worked with wood all her life. She also spends a lot of time teaching, giving talks and spreading the beneficial aspects of craft and how it can help in every…

I choose Birmingham

A great write up from ichoosebirmingham.com https://ichoosebirmingham.com/come-spoon-me

Classes for young people

Pathcarvers offer classes and activity sessions for young people and homeschoolers. Our classes are led by professional and dedicated craftspeople who are very experienced in delivering interesting and exciting courses in woodwork, carving and other creative courses in art, textiles and jewellery making. Our classes are tailored appropriate to the class, participants and skill levels….

Art and Music Therapy for teens

Music and art are increasingly being used as tools for therapy for high school students who have faced trauma — from sexual abuse to homelessness — and have been proven to help students cope, both physically and psychologically. Read more here 

New premises in Birmingham

We are so excited to announce to forthcoming opening of our new workshop, training and retail space in Birmingham. There is quite a bit of work to do, and we aim to be open in the next few weeks, with an opening week full of activities. The Pathcarvers Workshop will be a space where we…

Workshop

The Pathcarvers workshop is a space where we work, sell products from hand picked artisans, a gallery for the occasional show. The workshop is a space where we teach traditional crafts and  creative arts – open to everyone. Courses are run throughout the year and led by the craftspeople that we feel are top of…

100 art therapy exercises

A useful list of 100 art therapy exercises.   http://intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expressiveartinspirations/100-art-therapy-exercises.html

The importance and value of craft and design in education

Why is art, craft and design education so vital to our culture, our society, our economy and ourselves? The reasons are myriad, meaningful, complex and fiscal says Lesley Butterworth of the National Society for Education in Art and Design   http://www.educationbusinessuk.net/features/importance-and-value-art-craft-and-design