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Wood Week

Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - Mon, Mar 9, 2020
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Overview

Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2020. Choose from a dozen courses, including returning favorites in bowl carving with Jon Strom, spoon carving with Fred Livesay and Mike Loeffler, and figure carving with Harley Refsal. Or, try something new with Bruce Futterer (Carving Facial Detail), Liesl Chatman (Kolrosing), Paul Linden (You Saw it Here: A Handsaw Primer), or Jock Holmen (Dragon Head Carving). All courses are open for registration now.

As always, Friday, March 6 will be the Carver’s Conference, a day full of demonstrations, workshops, skill shares and community gatherings, including the rare mid-winter pizza bake. All enrolled students are encouraged to come early or stay late to partake of this extra benefit.

Featured Instructor: Peter Follansbee

We are excited to welcome Peter Follansbee back to campus in celebration of his new book from Lost Art Press, Joiners Work. Peter will teach two courses in 17th century decorative carving and offer a public talk on Friday, March 6 following the pizza bake. 

“If you like green woodworking, Joiner’s Work is doctoral thesis on processing furniture-shaped chunks of lumber from the tree using and axe, froe, hatchet and brake. If you are into carving, Peter dives into deep detail on how he festoons his pieces with carvings that appear complex but are remarkably straightforward. And if you love casework, “Joiner’s Work” is a lesson on the topic that you won’t find in many places. Peter’s approach to the work, which is based on examining original pieces and endless shop experimentation, is a liberating and honest foil to the world of micrometers and precision routing.” - Lost Art Press

Stay tuned! Full event details available in early 2020.

Wood Week courses are open for registration — register now!

Want to get a taste of what's to come? Check out last year's event.

Course Offerings

Teaser image for Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Space Available
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jon Strom
Teaser image for Carved Decoration: 17th Century English Style

Carved Decoration: 17th Century English Style

Space Available
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Peter Follansbee
Teaser image for Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving

Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving

Space Available
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Harley Refsal
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Space Available
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler
Teaser image for Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

Almost Full
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl

You Saw it Here First: A Handsaw Primer

Space Available
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
Teaser image for Carving Facial Detail

Carving Facial Detail

Space Available
Wed, Mar 4th, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Bruce Futterer
Teaser image for Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
Teaser image for Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Liesl Chatman
Teaser image for Carved Decoration: 17th Century English Style

Carved Decoration: 17th Century English Style

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Mon, Mar 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Peter Follansbee
Teaser image for Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Mon, Mar 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Alex Yerks
Teaser image for Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Mon, Mar 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Teaser image for Large-Scale Dragon Head Carving

Large-Scale Dragon Head Carving

Space Available
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Tue, Mar 10th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jock Holmen