Woodcarving



Greenwood Spoon Carving

Emmet Van Driesche

Move beyond sandpaper! Learn how to carve a spoon using just a saw, hatchet and two knives. This two-day carving class will cover functional spoon design, sharpening skills, safe axe technique and knife grips. A special emphasis will be placed on achieving a smooth faceted knife finish without the use of sandpaper. Understanding how to work with the grain of a piece of wood will allow you to create strong, elegant spoons that will improve with age and use.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students are required to wear closed toe shoes. Students may also bring any spoon carving materials they may have.

Sessions:

1256-0324 This offering has already met
      Sat March 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 25, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1256-0710 This offering has already met
      Tue July 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed July 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1256-0908    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list
      Sat September 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Intermediate Chip Carving: Design Application

Dennis Wilson

Explore the ancient craft of chip carving in this class on design application techniques. Students will receive four basswood disks on which they will learn to apply and carve a decorative design. Application techniques will include use of the electric transfer tool, graphite paper, pencil and tracing paper, and the compass. After a brief demonstration of each, students will practice each technique on a disk. Once completed, your unique works of art can then be used as either a one of a kind coaster set or set of Christmas tree ornaments.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $180 (members)         $220 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Prior experience in basic chip carving required to attend this class. Students are encouraged to bring in a pencil and compass. Instructor and AFS will supply all other necessary materials.

Sessions:

1314-0929    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat September 29, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 30, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Pyrography

Bret Collier

In this class you will be introduced to the wonderful art of pyrography (wood burning). You will learn all the basics of wood burning; from the different tips of your wood burning tool, to how to transfer your design onto the wood.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $115 (members)         $135 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1228-0126 This offering has already met      Fri January 26, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-0413 This offering has already met      Fri April 13, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-0720 This offering has already met      Fri July 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1228-1012    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 12, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Intermediate/Advanced Chip Carving

Dennis Wilson

This class is designed for students who have had either an introductory chip carving class or who have learned chip carving on their own initiative. Intermediate students will continue with guided instruction; advanced students may bring their own projects and receive instructor guidance. Some projects that will be covered will be chip carved lettering and grids. Students will also have an opportunity to design and execute either a practice board or a plaque carving. The instructor will provide models of both. This class will give students a great opportunity to improve their carving skills and give them a completed piece of their own craftmanship to take home.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $24
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $194 (members)         $234 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Chip Carving knives will be supplied by the school. Students wishing to purchase a chip carving knife should do so from either mychipcarving.com,or chipcarving.com.

Sessions:

1218-1117    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm