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Carving Christmas Figures: a Tomte or Sankta Lucia

Course Overview

How about carving a wooden figure for the upcoming holiday seasoneither as a gift for someone special, or for yourself (since you are special, too, right?). Harley, who says, "If you can peel a potato, you can carve a figure," will lead new as well as experienced carvers through the process of carving a Swedish tomte, or a Sankta Lucia figure, primarily using one single fixed-blade whittling knife. Learning the folklore of these cultural characters will be part of the experience.


Sat, Nov 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $190.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($10 and up)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • A fixed blade carving/whittling/straight knife, such as a Pinewood Forge "Harley Knife" or OCCT Straight knife. Knives are available for purchase in the school store or from the instructor. (Due to the thickness of its blade, a standard Mora 122 knife is not ideal for this type of carving.)

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.