Introduction to Chip Carving



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:

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

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      Sat February 13, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun February 14, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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      Sat April 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun April 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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      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