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Wood

Welcome to the Wood zone!

Wood has a number of very useful properties that make it a great and very popular material to use in works of art. Wood can be carved or added to other pieces to make different shaped objects and because it is an easy material to shape it has been used by artists for thousands of years.

Have a look at:
WHERE– to find out where we get wood from today.
TYPES – to discover which types of wood are hard and which are bendy.
PROCESSES – to see the different methods artists use to ‘work’ wood.
CARE – to find out how temperature and moisture can affect wooden objects.