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WOODCARVING COURSES FOR CHILDREN

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  Summer Fun With A Pocketknife

WOODCARVING FOR KIDS

Purpose: To teach children, ages 9-12 how to safely use a pocketknife to produce simply whittled projects out of commonly available materials for their own enjoyment.

WARNING: Whittling is very habit forming. Participation in these classes could lead to a lifetime hobby.

Time: 6 hours

Approach:

  • Demonstration, instruction, and then hands on practice for the students with assistance from the instructor.

Session one:

  • Learn safe knife handling.
  • Learn and practice basic knife strokes.
  • Make a decorative and useful wooden pencil.

Session two:

  • Begin to make a boomerang. (Yes it really returns!).
  • Learn to sharpen.

Session three:

  • Make a sturdy and functional walking stick
  • Finish any projects begun and not finished yet.
  • Work on other projects if time permits

Students who have had some experience can do more advanced projects.

Tools and materials are provided for the classes at no extra cost.

Knives and sharpening equipment are available for sale.

Instructor's Fee:

  • $70.00 per student plus GST

Class Size:

  • Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15.

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SUMMER FUN WITH A POCKETKNIFE  

Purpose: To teach kids ages 9-12, how to safely use a pocketknife to produce simply whittled toys for themselves and others, and to really enjoy themselves in the process.

WARNING: Whittling is very habit forming. This could lead to a lifetime hobby.

Time: 4 or 5 days, 2 hours per day

Approach:

  • Demonstration, instruction, and then hands on making of projects with assistance.
  • All materials and tools needed for the course are provided at no extra cost.

Day one:

  • Learn basic knife handling and safety.
  • Learn basic knife strokes and practice them on scrap wood.
  • Make a twig pencil that really writes.

Day two:

  • Make slip bark wooden whistles during July and early August.
  • Learn how to sharpen a knife and keep it sharp.
  • Make a working boomerang. (Yes it really comes back!)

Day three:

  • Make a flying, non-electric helicopter out of wood and/or a sturdy and functional hiking staff

Day four:

  • Make a space shuttle type airplane. Its fast, it's fun and it really flies well!

Every day:

  • See the teacher make and give away really neat woodcarvings.
  • Knives and sharpening equipment offered for sale.

Instructor's Fee:

  • $75 per student plus GST

Class Size:

  • Minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15.  

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