Woodcarving



Hiking Stick

Don Polunci

Learn how to make your very own personal hiking stick. Begin by selecting the perfect stick collected by the instructor. Then you will learn how to shave and carve your hiking stick. Once you are happy with your creation, the sticks will be completed by drilling a hole in them and adding a lanyard. Once finished, put your stick to good use on the trail running right by our school!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $5
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $50 (members)         $60 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1825-0822    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun August 22, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1825-0919    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 19, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




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. Students will learn to carve a variety of practice designs already drawn on a board and may complete a round ornament as well.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $195 (members)         $235 (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:

1789-0109 This offering has already met
      Sat January 9, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun January 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1789-0213 This offering has already met
      Sat February 13, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 14, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1789-0410 This offering has already met
      Sat April 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1789-0710 This offering has already met
      Sat July 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1789-0911    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat September 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 12, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Hardwood Spoon Carving

Martin Macica

In this class students will design, shape and carve a serving spoon. Skills explored include: making a template and transferring it to a blank, carving and shaping the bowl and back of the spoon, use of hand tools such as gouges, scrapers, coping saws, and spokeshaves, and sanding and finishing techniques. Students will leave class with a beautiful handcrafted hardwood spoon to use in their own kitchens or to give as a gift!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $95 (members)         $115 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1834-0306 This offering has already met      Sat March 6, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1834-0612 This offering has already met      Sat June 12, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1834-0925    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 25, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Chip Carving a Jewelry Box

Dennis Wilson

Experienced chip carvers - take the next step and advance your skills and techniques! In this class you will create a one-of-a-kind jewelry box. Students will begin with sketching either their own design or using one supplied by the instructor. They will apply the design to the pre-made box and then put their carving skills to work. Upon completion of the class students will have an heirloom piece, sure to be handed down through generations! Dimension of jewelry box is: 6 x 11.5 x 2.5 inches.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

This is an advanced class. Basic chip carving experience is required.

Sessions:

1790-1009    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat October 9, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 10, 2021 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:

1840-0122 This offering has already met      Fri January 22, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1840-0416 This offering has already met      Fri April 16, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1840-0723 This offering has already met      Fri July 23, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1840-1022    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 22, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1840-1203    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri December 3, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Carving a Peace Board

Dennis Wilson

It is good to remind ourselves of the importance of PEACE in our lives. In this class, each student will receive three boards, each with either the word PEACE, SHALOM, or SALAM written on it and accompanied by a border design. Students may use different lettering styles to carve each board. This class is for the intermediate or advanced carver.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1792-1120    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat November 20, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun November 21, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Chip Carved Ornaments or Coasters

Dennis Wilson

Using traditional chip carving with small knives, students will carve attractive, intricate patterns into 4" basswood disks, stars or squares that can be used as either Christmas tree ornaments or coasters. All students will receive and carve a basswood board with practice designs and then use the same designs to carve into the ornaments or coasters. Decorate your own tree or give as a holiday gift! This class is for intermediate or advanced carvers.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1791-1211    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat December 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun December 12, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm