DEBORAH MILLS WOODCARVING
CUSTOM DESIGN: CARVED BY HAND WITH CHISELS, MALLET & PASSION
One-of-a-Kind    Limited Edition    Original Design    Reproduction
SPRING 2024 CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

TRADITIONAL WOODCARVING CLASSES -- BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE:
Tools & Techniques for Traditional Relief Carving in Wood

















CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Designed for novice to intermediate students, this class focuses 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 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.  Please note that I maintain Covid-19 protocols; all visitors to my carving studio must wear an N95 or KN95 mask.

CLASS SCHEDULES:

Saturdays, February 10, 17, 24, March 2 & 9, 2024 ($655.00): 

--Morning Class, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (seats still available)

--Afternoon Class, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm  (class filled)  


Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13 & 20, 2024 ($655.00): 

--Afternoon Class, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Saturdays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6 & 13, 2024 ($655.00):

--Morning Class, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

--Afternoon Class, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Saturdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11 & 18, 2024 ($655.00):

--Morning Class, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

--Afternoon Class, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm 


REGISTRATION:  E-mail me at DeborahMillsWoodcarving (at) earthlink (dot) net 
I'll get back to you with the registration form and instructions.

FEE: $655 by check or $675 by Paypal for 5 session classes includes wood blank, and access to carving and design tools during class.

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 if a student cancels 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.

COVID PROTOCOLS:  I maintain COVID-19 protective protocols, including a HEPA air purifier, and I disinfect shared tools between classes. Masking is required (KN95 or N95) inside my carving studio.