Woodcarving



Introduction to Chip Carving

Dennis Wilson

This course will introduce students to the traditional craft of chip carving - a type of woodcarving in which a small knife is used to incise decorative floral and geometric designs into basswood or butternut. The design is created by the removal of small pieces (chips) of the wood. Chip carving is an ancient, traditional craft. Chip carved plates, jewelry and keepsake boxes, trays, breadboards, furniture and other items can make wonderful gifts and also decorate the home with traditional motifs. Some previous carving experience is helpful, but not necessary.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $23
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $193 (members)         $233 (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. An Introductory Chip Carving book may be helpful, as well.

Sessions:

1163-0208    Add registration to shopping cart

      Thu February 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri February 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1163-0714    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat July 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 15, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




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    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat March 24, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun March 25, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1256-0710    Add registration to shopping cart

      Tue July 10, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Wed July 11, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1256-0908    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat September 8, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 9, 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