TRADITIONAL WOODCARVING CLASSES -- BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE:
Tools & Techniques for Traditional Relief Carving in Wood
Please Note: my classes are currently on hiatus due to Covid-19, but I WILL return to teaching in 2021. Please email me if you'd like to be added to my carving class email list so I can let you know when a new class schedule is ready and registration is open!)
Designed for novice to intermediate students, my classes focus on the tools and techniques of relief woodcarving using chisels, gouges and mallet.
Beginners will get a good foundation in traditional woodcarving and intermediate students will be able to build on their skills. Through demonstrations, exercises and individual hands-on instruction students will learn the various uses of woodcarving tools; how to sharpen chisels and gouges by hand; the proper use and control of tools for incising, setting in, grounding and surface modeling; the properties of different woods for carving; and about some basic finishing options.
I will provide the project design, materials and a basic set of tools (for classroom use only), though intermediate students are welcome to use their own tools or contact me in advance to discuss bringing their own design. Because class size is small (4 students maximum) and our setting informal, I can respond to each student's goals with one-on-one instruction.
Classes meet at my carving studio in Long Island City, near P.S.1 and the Court Square stops of the E, M, 7, and G subway lines. Click here for directions.
WINTER TO SPRING 2020 CLASS SCHEDULES
NOTE: Spring classes are cancelled due to Covid-19; I will post new class schedules
when it becomes possible again. Best wishes and I miss you all!
REGISTRATION: E-mail me at DeborahMillsWoodcarving (at) earthlink (dot) net
I'll get back to you with the registration form and instructions.
FEE: $645 for 5 session classes includes wood blanks, and access to carving and design tools.
CLASS TIME: Five sessions (@ 2.5 hours each).
CLASS SIZE: Maximum of four students per class.
PAYMENT: Payments must be received before the first day of class, by check or via Paypal (a 3% surcharge will apply when using Paypal).
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: If a given class doesn't reach my enrollment goal, I may cancel the class before it is scheduled to begin. If I cancel a class, I will issue full refunds of prepaid fees. No refunds are granted after the first session.
LIABILITY WAIVER: Before the start of the first session, each student must sign a standard liability waiver & release. Students must be eighteen or older.