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Carving Christmas Figures: a Tomte or Sankta Lucia

Course Overview

Carve 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, primarily using one single fixed-blade whittling knife. Learning the folklore of these cultural characters will be part of the experience.


Sat, Nov 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 22nd, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $170.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Oct 10th, 2020
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($10 and up)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

You'll need 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.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Oct 10th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.