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Currently Scheduled Woodcarving Courses

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Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood

Cranks wind, gears turn, dragons chomp, and birds fly. Welcome to the whimsical world of automata:…
Sun, Jan 15th, 2023  –  Thu, Jan 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
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Axe Work for Women and Non-Binary Carvers

Join us for three days of chopping, carving, and hollowing wooden vessels using all hand tools. Axe…
Fri, Mar 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 26th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jess Hirsch
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Bird Carving

This course will introduce students to the world of bird carving. This is a great class for…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 4th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze, and Gouge

Make the wood chips fly! This course is for students ready to stand at the chopping block and learn…
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jon Strom
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Fan Bird Carving

Fan carving is an old folk art that can be traced across northern Europe and to the US. The legend…
Sat, Apr 1st, 2023  –  Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023
9:00am-5:00pm each day
Instructor: Mary Tripoli
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Figure Carving: Scandinavian Style

Beginning and experienced carvers will enjoy this opportunity to focus on figures carved in the…
Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Bruce Futterer
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Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Kolrosing is like scrimshaw on wood and a great way to decorate spoons, spreaders, and plates. It…
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Liesl Chatman
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Krympburkar: Scandinavian-Style Shrink Boxes

The shrink box is a wooden container that relies on a simple trick: Freshly cut (green) wood and dry…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 4th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, Jim Sannerud
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Large-Scale Dragon Head Carving

Dragons and their brethren have a long and checkered history with humans, sometimes adversarial,…
Wed, Oct 26th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 30th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jock Holmen
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Pocket Spoon and the Double Blank Method

Many spoon carvers struggle with how to safely and efficiently make a beautiful short spoon. Learn…
Sat, Jun 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 25th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Liesl Chatman
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Spoon Carving with Barn the Spoon

Spend three days in spoon nirvana with the inimitable Barn the Spoon. On his first trip to North…
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Barnaby Carder
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Spoon Carving: Advanced Shapes & Techniques with Barn

This course will take a deep dive into two of the more challenging components of spoon carving:…
Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Barnaby Carder
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The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, & Drumming

The timeless beat of the drum stems back to a time when we made our own music literally from the…
Sat, Oct 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 16th, 2022
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Eric Mase
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Tramp Art: Obscure Folk Art of the Working Class

The term “tramp art” may bring to mind train hopping hobos or itinerant Depression-era…
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Kenneth Kortemeier
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Wood Carving Tutorial

Break out the v-gouges and chisels! This tutorial format course is a great opportunity to get going…
Wed, Nov 16th, 2022  –  Fri, Nov 18th, 2022
9am-5pm daily
Instructor: Phillip Odden