Wood Carving Studio (ongoing class)
Instructor: Marianne Stolz
This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of traditional woodcarving from the most elementary to extremely complex.
Projects can range from spoons and bowls to architectural carvings, reliefs, and sculptures. The idea is to try out different tools, woods, and carving techniques and styles and begin to develop proficiency in many of these.
Each project will involve design and planning, carving and finishing. Proficiency in carving tool sharpening is also a goal. We will work mostly with hand tools. Power tools will be used as necessary. We will study the physical properties of wood and begin to intuit how these properties relate to our design and projects.
There are some carving tools available, but depending on student numbers and projects, students will have to provide their own carving tools.
This program is designed around the individual and students can join in at any time. The student and instructor jointly develop a unique curriculum. Projects will be chosen that push the limits of our experience while building confidence. The nature and complexity of these projects will depend on prior experience and personal goals for the course.
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In addition to instructional time/guided work we are offering two opportunities to work on your own in the school shop (these options are subject to change as the need arises):
Option 1: Open shop during regular class time. This option is available to any Folk School member enrolled in the Wood Carving Workshop and it provides an opportunity to work independently on projects or skill building at half the regular class cost. Students receiving instruction will have priority for space and equipment so open shop folks will have to be flexible.
Option 2: Open shop during hours when the shop is not in use. This option is made available to Folk School members that have completed at least one 5 session unit of Wood Carving or equivalent, have undergone a complete operation and safety check for all equipment, and have the approval of the instructor. This option carries a heavier burden of responsibility for the facility and the privilege can be revoked by The Folk School at any time. The rate for this privilege is $12 per hour and an 8 hour punch card for $96 must be purchased ahead of time. Visit our Open Shop page for details.
*Note: Though you may join this class at any time, please register at least one week before you would like to begin. This will give the instructor a chance to contact you and begin the process of developing your individualized curriculum. Please contact the instructor at email@example.com with any questions.
Dates of class: Tuesdays, Feb. 13th – April 24, 2018
*Note: There will not be class on March 13 as that is spring break and the shop will be occupied by our spring break programming.
Time of the class: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm each session
Age of students: 16 and up
Cost of the course: Students can buy one session for $45 (member price); $68 (non-member price) or 5 sessions at a time for $225 (member price); $338 (non-member price), in advance of starting the program.
Materials: Students will be responsible for purchasing materials for their individual projects.
Location: The Folk School Shop
Pre-registration only: You may join this class at any time. However, please register at least one week before you would like to begin. This will give the instructor a chance to contact you and begin the process of developing your individualized curriculum.
To Register: Please fill out the Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).
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