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Figure Carving: Scandinavian Style

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Course Overview


Beginning and experienced carvers will enjoy this opportunity to focus on figures carved in the Scandinavian flat-plane style. Tool sharpening and the history of this carving style will be presented at the start of the course, and the instructor will lead students through an initial figure in step-by-step fashion. Students can then carve an additional piece of their choice with individual assistance from the instructor. Painting, natural oils, and wax finishes will also be covered.  For inspiration, the instructor will display 100 or more carved characters students can use as resources. Additional wooden cutouts may be purchased directly from the instructor each day. Cost of each cutout will be approximately $10.

Required Tools

  • Straight bladed Carving Knife 2” length (recommended styles available at the NHFS school store, call to reserve)

Optional Tools- Students are encouraged to bring your own tools but every demo will be done with a knife.

  • Carving Glove (some available from Instructor)
  • Additional wooden cutouts may be purchased directly from the instructor each day.  Cost of each cutout/ block will be approximately $10.  



Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $270.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Charles Banks
Charles Banks
Litchfield, MN USA

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Figure Carving: Scandinavian Style