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Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Course Overview

Personalize any place by creating a hand-carved wooden sign. Woodcarver Jock Holmen will teach the entire sign-making process, from proper design to layout, letter, and incised carving, painting, and finishing options, while students work on a personal project. Whether it will hang at the cabin, the garden, a business, or a man-cave, a handcrafted sign is a great addition. Instruction will include both incised and raised letters. Day one focuses on design and layout, with days 2 and 3 spent carving the sign. Finishing options will be discussed in detail so that students will leave with a clear idea of how to paint and complete their carved sign. The instructor will contact students ahead of time to discuss their projects and possible limitations due to time and materials. Maximum project size is 48”x12”.

Registration in the March 2019 session of this class includes participation in the Carvers Conference day Friday, March 8, as part of Wood Week, which features demonstrations, skill shares and open shop. More information will be provided upon registration. Please plan to participate!


Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $285.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: varies ($35 and up)

Required Tools

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.

Optional Tools

Carving knife, v-gouges in any size; recommend  #12-10mm V gouge; #2-8mm gouge ; #5-16mm gouge

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.