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Green Woodcarving 102

This class runs Saturday, October 7, from 10 am–5 pm and Sunday, October 8 from 9 am–12 pm.

Ready to dive into Scandinavian-style green wood carving? Join Sam Gathje for this weekend-long course designed to introduce students to everything they need to know to start a carving practice, from a fresh-cut log to a finished project. Students will try several types of hand tools, with a focus on the sloyd (Scandinavian-style carving) knife, and discuss building a toolset, acquiring green wood, tool maintenance and sharpening, drying, finishing projects with milk paint or oil, and more. Over two days, students will complete several small projects such as a wall hook, spatula, or shrink pot. This class is appropriate for students with no carving experience and a great next step for anyone who has taken ASI’s Green Woodcarving 101 classes or otherwise dabbled with woodcarving. Some hand and upper body strength and flexibility are required. Ages 16+ welcome, or ages 14+ when accompanied by a registered adult.

A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor during class and covers all tools and materials.