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Woodcarving

Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

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Course Overview

Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition globally. This course is suitable for beginners and advanced students alike and covers basic techniques, while also delving into design, ergonomics and layout, woods and wood grain, sharpening, finishing, painting, decorating, and history and theory of the practice. This course format with two instructors allows students to pursue their own project interests with more support while enjoying the company of other spoon enthusiasts. Students are strongly encouraged to register for an optional 4th day at a discounted cost of $50; please register for the separate class listing for this additional day. Please note this course is open to all levels, but requires a basic amount of hand strength, stamina, and focus to be able to complete projects listed. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of basic hand strength.

Required Tools

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Session Information

Registration Note

This course is an optional, additional fourth day of coursework for those already enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in "Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions" from November 4-6, 2021.  Please do not register for this class if you are not enrolling in the first 3 days of this class.

Dates

Sun, Nov 7th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: 9am - 5pm
Tuition: $50.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Fred Livesay
Fred Livesay
St. Paul, MN

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mike Loeffler
Mike Loeffler
Grand Marais, MN

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