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Carving Christmas Figures: a Tomte or Sankta Lucia

Course Overview

How about carving a wooden figure for the upcoming holiday season--either 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, using primarily one single fixed-blade whittling knife. Learning the folklore of these cultural characters will be part of the experience.


Fri, Nov 17th, 2017  –  Sat, Nov 18th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 2 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $170.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($10 and up)


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins. You may borrow a carving knife and a cut-resistant glove from the instructor, or you may purchase from instructor.  (Cut-resistant glove-$12, Knife; 2 different types-$45 or $22.50; basswood cutouts - $10 each)

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

This course is full.

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