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Workshop: Carve an Ornament

Try your hand at carving while creating a totally unique wooden ornament to spruce up your holiday tree! This beginner-level carving course with Sam Gathje will introduce students to the tradition of Scandinavian-style flat plane carving, including basic knife grips and carving techniques. Students will pick a few pre-cut shapes to finish shaping or freehand your own design and see where the carving process leads. Students should expect to take home a few ornaments that can be painted or oiled after class, and then displayed or gifted. Some experience with woodcarving is suggested (such as previous short ASI woodcarving class) but not required.

This class is the perfect way to connect with family over the holidays and maybe even start a new tradition. Open to ages 16+, or ages 12–15 with registered adult.