Wood Carving Studio (ongoing class)

Instructor:  Marianne Stolz

Dates of the 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

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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*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 ralfundmarianne@hotmail.com with any questions.

In addition to instructional time/guided work we also offer an opportunity to work on your own in the school shop. This option is made available to Folk School members that have completed at least one 5 session unit of Principles of Woodworking or equivalent, have undergone a complete operation and safety check for all equipment, and have the approval of the instructor. Visit our Open Shop page for details (Open Shop requires separate payment and registration).

Maximum number of students: 20

Minimum number of students: 10

Age range: 16 and up

Prerequisites:  none

Location: The Folk School Shop

Cost: 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. Become a Folk School Member!

Materials: Students will be responsible for purchasing materials for their individual projects.

Contact: Marianne Stolz: ralfundmarianne@hotmail.com or (907) 456-3221

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 Class 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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