WOODCARVING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Woodcarving Level 1       Caricature Heads & Faces
  Treen Carving     

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WOODCARVING LEVEL 1

Purpose: To turn people on to the life hobby of woodcarving.

  • Done by introducing them first to whittling, then later to other forms of carving through demonstration, instruction, and hands on practice. Help and instruction is provided in safety, tool selection, materials procurement, and sharpening.

Components:

  • Basic knife handling and safety.
  • Basic knife strokes, practicing on scrap wood.
  • Use of the basic strokes in making simple projects.
  • Advice, demonstration and help provided on a group and individual basis.
  • Projects include:
    • Simple Santa Ornament
    • Walking stick with a simple human face

Other features of the course:

  • Tools and materials needed for the course are provided at no extra charge.
  • Extra materials may be purchased.
  • Magazines, books, catalogues will be displayed.
  • Knives, sharpening supplies, etc. will be available for sale.

Time: 8 hours

Instructor's Fee:

  • $85.00 per student plus GST

Class Size:

  • Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15.
                                                                                                                 
        


                                                                                                            
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CARICATURE CARVING HEADS AND FACES  

This course is for people who have done some carving (hopefully at least level 1).

Format:

  • Students will carve the caricature of their choice with the assistance of the instructor.

Features of the course:

  • The instructor will demonstrate and assist students in carving a caricature bust.
  • The bust will be carved using both knives and gouges. 

Time: 8 hours

Instructor's Fee:

  • $85.00 per student plus GST

Class Size:

  • Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10.
                                                                                                                
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TREEN CARVING COURSE

Treen carving is making spoons cups and other household utensils from green wood.

This is a great course for a camp setting.

In this course students will carve a spoon or a cup out of a band sawn birch blank using a knife, gouge and bent knife.

Correct design for strength, utility and style will be emphasized.

There will be instruction and demonstration given on using a handsaw and axe to produce blanks when no band saw is available.

Instruction on obtaining wood and rendering it useful for carving will be given.

Blanks for the projects done in class are provided, extra blanks are available for sale.

Tools for use during the course are provided, and tools will be available for purchase.

Time:8 hours

Instructor's Fee:

  • $85.00 per student plus GST

Class Size:

  • Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10.
                                   

                                                                                                     

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