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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

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. World-class spoon carvers and instructors Fred, Jarrod, and Mike team teach a course suitable for beginners and advanced students alike that covers basic techniques, but also delves into design, ergonomics and layout, woods and wood grain, sharpening, finishing, painting and decorating, and history and theory of 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 ahead of time by calling us at (218) 387-9762. 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. Fred and Jarrod will teach in April; Mike and Fred will teach in November.

Dates

Thu, Nov 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Nov 9th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $265.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Sep 26th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $10.00

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

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 Thu, Sep 26th, 2019
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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.