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Jock Holmen

Burnsville, MN
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Jock Holmen, "The Norwegian Termite," has been a professional woodcarver for over 30 years. He is a gold medal winner at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American National Juried Exhibitions in Decorah, Iowa, and won the First Place Carving award at the 2005 Northern Woods Exhibition in Minneapolis. In addition to his commissioned projects, Jock is a contributing editor at American Woodworker magazine, and teaches woodcarving classes. He has received training and tutoring from various American and Norwegian master carvers.

Current Courses Offered by Jock Holmen

3 Days
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Carve Signs for Campus: Incise Letter Carving Service Learning Session

Make your mark at North House by carving signs for campus! Put your carving skills to good use or learn the basics of incise carving – letters, numbers and other forms – while creating unique signs that will direct students and visitors at North House. A useful course for woodworkers…
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Jock Holmen
3 days
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Hand Carved Wooden Signs

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 incise carving, painting and finishing options while students work on a personal project. Whether it will hang at the cabin, the garden, a business or…
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Jock Holmen
4 days
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Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts and More

Meet Jock Holmen, the “Norwegian Termite:” when it comes to carving on timbers, you can’t “stump” him. From blueberries to little people, lettering to logos, Jock can help you chisel your ideas into white pine as you design and carve decorative embellishments for your home. Choose from a variety of…
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Jock Holmen

Past Courses Offered by Jock Holmen

Carve Signs for Campus: Incise Letter Carving Service Learning Session

Timber Carving & Embellishment

Timber Carving Tutorial