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: $28
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $198 (members)         $238 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students must bring pre-purchased chip carving knives and other materials to class. These are not supplied by the instructor. Students are strongly advised to pre-purchase needed materials from the following website: www.mychipcarving.com. Any one of the following "kits" are acceptable: Platinum Edition Advanced or Professional kits or Gold Edition Deluxe or Primary Plus kits. Please avoid purchasing either the Primary or Essentials kits as they do not contain everything needed for the purpose of the class.

Sessions:

1006-0211 This offering has already met
      Sat February 11, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 12, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1006-1104    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 4, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 5, 2017 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: $28
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $198 (members)         $238 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students must bring pre-purchased chip carving knives and other materials to class. These are not supplied by the instructor. Students are strongly advised to pre-purchase needed materials from the following website: www.mychipcarving.com. Any one of the following "kits" are acceptable: Platinum Edition Advanced or Professional kits, Gold Edition Deluxe or Primary Plus kits. Please avoid purchasing either the Primary or Essentials kits as they do not contain everything needed for our purposes.

Sessions:

1007-0218 This offering has already met
      Sat February 18, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 19, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1007-1111    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 11, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 12, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm